Caroline "Kate" Sheldon

1833–1897 (Age 63)
Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Caroline "Kate"

When Caroline "Kate" Sheldon was born on 7 December 1833, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Dewitt C. Sheldon, was 22 and her mother, Anna Marie Smith, was 22. She married Charles Robbins Ingalls on 28 December 1852, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Des Moines Township, Jackson, Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Christiania Township, Jackson, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. She died on 14 April 1897, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Caroline "Kate" Sheldon
Charles Robbins Ingalls
Marriage: 28 December 1852
James Sheldon Ingalls
Harriet Ingalls
Herbert Ashley Ingalls
Charles Fox Ingalls
Frederick Lincoln Ingalls
Frank Joshua Ingalls
Annie Pearl Ingalls
Annie Pearl Ingalls
Arthur Kirk Ingalls
Arthur K Ingalls

Spouse & Children

28 December 1852
Rock, Wisconsin, United States


  • James Sheldon Ingalls


  • Harriet Ingalls


  • Male1859–1872Male

  • Charles Fox Ingalls


  • Frederick Lincoln Ingalls


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 21

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • C M Ingalls in household of C R Ingalls, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Caroline Ingalls in household of Charles Ingalls, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Ingalls in household of Charles Ingalls, "United States Census, 1870"

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