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 (2)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1854Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
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    World Events (1)


    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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