Myra Ellen Sheldon

29 March 1848–8 November 1936 (Age 88)
Pittsfield Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Myra Ellen

When Myra Ellen Sheldon was born on 29 March 1848, in Pittsfield Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, Harris Robert Sheldon, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Webster, was 27. She married Frederick Drumb on 1 October 1874. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Madison, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died on 8 November 1936, in Harpersfield, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pittsfield, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Frederick Drumb
Myra Ellen Sheldon
Marriage: 1 October 1874
Mancel Leroy Drumb
Pearl Drumb

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1874Lorain, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 12
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name in most cases from Sheldon in Derbyshire, but sometimes from Sheldon in Warwickshire or Devon, or from Sheldon in Chippenham (Wiltshire). The Derbyshire place, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, probably takes its name from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + the placename Haddon, itself from Old English hǣth ‘heath’ + dūn ‘hill’. The Warwickshire and Wiltshire placenames probably derive from Old English scelf + dūn, while the Devon placename probably comes from Old English scelf + denu ‘valley’.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Myra E. Sheldon in entry for Pearl Drumb, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Mary Sheldon in household of Horace Sheldon, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Myra Sheldon in entry for Frank Brockway and Pearl Drummb, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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