Emily Carolyn Shelton

May 1831–4 January 1917 (Age 85)
Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Emily Carolyn

When Emily Carolyn Shelton was born in May 1831, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, her father, Sebert Crutcher Shelton, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Speer, was 17. She married John Yingst Graumlich on 16 April 1865, in Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States in 1880 and Judicial Township 2, Lake, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 January 1917, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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George F. Tripp
Emily Carolyn Shelton
George Richard Tripp
Charles Lane Tripp
Martha A. Tripp

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War
Age 1
The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 25
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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 (18)

  • Emily C Grumlich in household of Jno Y Grumlich, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Shelton in entry for George Richard Tripp and Mary Bashaw, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Emily in entry for Martha Tripp, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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