Raymond Elmo Sheldon

1907–1985 (Age 78)
Wabash, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Raymond Elmo

When Raymond Elmo Sheldon was born in 1907, in Wabash, Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, Charles Elias Sheldon, was 16 and his mother, Bessie Jemima Grable, was 16. He married Margaret Marie Loloff on 9 January 1934. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in February 1985, in Colorado, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States.

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Raymond Elmo Sheldon
Margaret Marie Loloff
Marriage: 9 January 1934
Charles Andrew Sheldon

Spouse & Children

9 January 1934


  • Charles Andrew Sheldon


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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 0

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 2

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Elmo Sheldon in household of Andrew Loloff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmo Shelden in household of Charles Shelden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raymond E Sheldon, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"

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