Caroline Cordelia Shelp

21 November 1886–15 February 1976 (Age 89)
Redkey, Jay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Caroline Cordelia

When Caroline Cordelia Shelp was born on 21 November 1886, in Redkey, Jay, Indiana, United States, her father, John Seymour Shelp, was 24 and her mother, Ocena Almira Winchester, was 24. She married Ralph L. Williams on 3 July 1907, in Ripon, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years and Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 15 February 1976, in Lake Elsinore, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Ralph L. Williams
Caroline Cordelia Shelp
Marriage: 3 July 1907
Roland Williams
Leona Williams
Claire Williams

Spouse and Children

3 July 1907
Ripon, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States



    Leona Williams


    Claire Williams


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 24

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of North German Schelp .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Carol C Shelp in household of John S Shelp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Carol C Shelp in household of John S Shelp, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Carroll Cordelia Williams in household of Ralph Levi Williams, "United States Census, 1940"

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