Iona Annetta Shelton

9 July 1899–12 February 1989 (Age 89)
Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States

The Life of Iona Annetta

When Iona Annetta Shelton was born on 9 July 1899, in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States, her father, Charles Edward Shelton, was 33 and her mother, Annetta Sophia Warenski, was 32. She married Parley Christensen on 3 July 1918, in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Central Valley, Sevier, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Central Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 12 February 1989, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parley Christensen
Iona Annetta Shelton
Marriage: 3 July 1918
Barbara Christensen
Donna Vee Christensen
La Ree Christensen

Spouse and Children

3 July 1918
Junction, Piute, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Age 2

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, which are named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Iona Christensen in household of Parley Christensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Iona Christensen in household of Parley Christensen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Iona Christensen in household of Parley Christensen, "United States Census, 1940"

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