Shelton Taft Middleton

Brief Life History of Shelton Taft

When Shelton Taft Middleton was born on 13 December 1907, in Sumter, Georgia, United States, his father, Edmond Lee Middleton, was 42 and his mother, Mary Isabel Woods, was 37. He had at least 1 son with Iva Lee Rigsby. He lived in Lee, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 884, Sumter, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 8 November 1985, in Sumter, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Americus, Sumter, Georgia, United States.

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Shelton Taft Middleton
Iva Lee Rigsby
Ted Oneal Middleton

Sources (6)

  • Shelton Middleton in household of Edmund L Middleton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Shelton Taft Middleton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Shelton T Middleton in entry for Ted O Middleton, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

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.

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. However, Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune, the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’, ‘great’ (see Middlebrook ). Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gem̄thhyll (from gem̄th ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin. This surname is also found in Scotland and Ireland.

History: A Scottish family of this name derives it from lands at Middleto(u)n near Kincardine. The Scottish physician Peter Middleton practiced in New York City after 1752 and was one of the founders of the medical school at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1767. One of the earliest of the Charleston, SC, Middleton family of prominent legislators was Arthur Middleton, born in Charleston in 1681. The name has also been established in Ireland since at least the 13th century; its presence was reinforced by settlers in the 17th century.

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

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