Walter R. Sheldon

1881–1964 (Age 82)
Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life of Walter R.

When Walter R. Sheldon was born in December 1881, in Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas H. Sheldon, was 33 and his mother, Belle Vornholz, was 25. He had at least 1 son with Mrs. Florence Sheldon. He lived in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 16, Umatilla, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 13 April 1964, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Walter R. Sheldon
Mrs. Florence Sheldon
Edgar B Sheldon

Spouse and Children


    Mrs. Florence Sheldon




    Edgar B Sheldon


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas H. Sheldon


    Belle Vornholz




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1882 · The Big One

Age 1

On Nov 7 1882, Denver was hit with a 6.6 magnitude earthquake. It was the largest earthquake to hit in the history of Colorado.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The main source is probably the one in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, formed by the addition of the Old English distinguishing term scylf ‘shelf’ to the place name Haddon (from Old English hǣð ‘heath(er)’ + dūn ‘hill’). There are also places called Sheldon in Devon (from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + denu ‘valley’) and Birmingham (from Old English scylf + dūn ‘hill’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter R Sheldon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter R Sheldon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter R Sheldon in household of Belle V Sheldon, "United States Census, 1910"

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