Louisa Shelton

Female22 August 1837–28 June 1854

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Shelton was born on 22 August 1837, in Southampton, York, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, David Booth Shelton Sr., was 50 and her mother, Bethia Slason, was 35. She married Thomas Lorenzo Obray on 24 June 1854, in Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. She died on 28 June 1854, in At Sea, at the age of 16, and was buried in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Thomas Lorenzo Obray
Louisa Shelton
Marriage: 24 June 1854

Sources (1)

  • Louisa Shelton Obray, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1854Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (3)

    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

    Age 1

    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

    1838 · The Mormon-Missouri War

    Age 1

    The Mormon-Missouri War was an armed conflict between Latter-day Saints and Missouri citizens due to religious and political differences. The Saints decided to fight back against the many mob threats and attacks. After two weeks of armed fighting, Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued an Extermination Order on October 27, 1838. The Saints were ultimately expelled from Missouri.


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

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    History of Martha Shelton Obray

    Written by Martha Price Martha Shelton Obray was born 2 October 1830 at Southampton, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of David Booth Shelton and Bethia Slason Shelton. Her father, David Shelton w …

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