Lula Shelton

Brief Life History of Lula

When Lula Shelton was born on 11 September 1891, in Ray, Missouri, United States, her father, John Walker Shelton, was 46 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Searcy, was 40. She married Arthur Adams on 8 March 1922, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. She lived in Fishing River Township, Ray, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Knoxville, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 14 November 1965, in Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lawson, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Adams
1887–1978
Lula Shelton
1891–1965
Marriage: 8 March 1922

Sources (9)

  • Lula Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lula Shelton, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Lula Shelton Adams, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name primarily from Shelton (Nottinghamshire), but also from Shelton (Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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