Mary Elizabeth Shelton

Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Shelton was born in 1845, in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Sebert Crutcher Shelton, was 52 and her mother, Elizabeth Fraim or Trains, was 39. She married John Piper Kiser on 20 September 1863, in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Sonoma, California, United States for about 8 years and Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Piper Kiser
Mary Elizabeth Shelton
Marriage: 20 September 1863
Henrietta Kiser
Abraham Cooper Kiser
Edith E. Kiser

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1863Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 3
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 31
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name primarily from Shelton (Nottinghamshire), but also from Shelton (Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Mary E Solorosono, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary E. Shelton, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Mary E Kiser in household of John P Kiser, "United States Census, 1870"

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