Dorothy Louise Shelton

13 February 1922–1 September 2000 (Age 78)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of Dorothy Louise

When Dorothy Louise Shelton was born on 13 February 1922, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, her father, James Robert Shelton, was 28 and her mother, Pearl Elnora Allgood, was 28. She married Edwin Eslinger on 20 August 1939, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Idaho Falls Election Precinct 2, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940 and World in 1950. She died on 1 September 2000, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ammon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Eslinger
1918–1969
Dorothy Louise Shelton
1922–2000
Marriage: 20 August 1939
Larry Edwin Eslinger
1941–2005
Marilyn Joy Eslinger
1942–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 August 1939
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · First Hotel in Idaho Falls

Age 5

The Bonneville Hotel was built in 1927. It became the second hotel in Idaho Falls and the first geared for upper class patrons.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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Story Highlight

JAMES ROBERT AND PEARL ALLGOOD SHELTON

Pearl Allgood was born 16 December 1893, the third of twelve children born to William Allgood and Emma Birch. They were of hearty pioneer stock. She was born in their humble two-room log home in Wil …

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Louise Shelton Bowman in household of William T Bowman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Dorothy Louise Shelton Bowman in household of William Taggart Bowman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Dorothy Louise Shelton Bowman in household of Wm Taggart Bowman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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