William Shelton

27 November 1886–24 November 1969 (Age 83)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Shelton was born on 27 November 1886, in England, United Kingdom, his father, James Shelton, was 27 and his mother, Catherine McCoy, was 23. He lived in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 15 years. He died on 24 November 1969, in Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.

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James Shelton
Catherine McCoy
James J Shelton
Thomas A Shelton
William Shelton
Ann Shelton
George Shelton
John Shelton
Catherine Marie Shelton

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 18

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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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Sources (3)

  • William Shelton in household of James Shelton, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • William Shelton in household of James Shelton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Shelton in household of James Shelton, "United States Census, 1910"

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