Mary Claudia Shelton

April 1881–
Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Claudia

When Mary Claudia Shelton was born in April 1881, in Missouri, United States, her father, George Washington Shelton, was 24 and her mother, Selah A. Raney Shelton, was 23. She married Nathaniel Leon Brasfield on 23 May 1907, in Putnam, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Richland Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Lincoln Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

James Washington Jones
Mary Claudia Shelton
Marriage: 29 August 1922
Mary Nedra Jones

Spouse and Children

29 August 1922
Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States


    Mary Nedra Jones


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Shelton


    Selah A. Raney Shelton




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 23

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 31

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 (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)

  • Mary C Jones in household of James W Jones, "United States Census, 1930"
  • M Claudia Jones in household of James W Jones, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary C Brasfield in household of Nathaniel L Brasfield, "United States Census, 1910"

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