Dorothy May Sheldon

28 August 1919–8 July 1989 (Age 69)
Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dorothy May

When Dorothy May Sheldon was born on 28 August 1919, in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States, her father, Walter Leonard Sheldon, was 34 and her mother, Mabel Cora Lancaster, was 26. She had at least 1 son with Henry Louis Tacheny. She died on 8 July 1989, in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 69.

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Henry Louis Tacheny
Dorothy May Sheldon
Richard Louis Tacheny

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Parents and Siblings




    Leonard E Sheldon


    Melborn L Sheldon



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1921: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The main source is probably the one in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, formed by the addition of the Old English distinguishing term scylf ‘shelf’ to the place name Haddon (from Old English hǣð ‘heath(er)’ + dūn ‘hill’). There are also places called Sheldon in Devon (from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + denu ‘valley’) and Birmingham (from Old English scylf + dūn ‘hill’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy M Sheldon in household of Walter L Sheldon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Sheldon in household of Walter L Sheldon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy M. Sheldon Tacheny in entry for Michael Eugene Tacheny, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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