Benjamin Harrison Shelton

17 January 1890–16 June 1964 (Age 74)
Douglas, Missouri, United States

The Life of Benjamin Harrison

When Benjamin Harrison Shelton was born on 17 January 1890, in Douglas, Missouri, United States, his father, Francis Marion Shelton, was 46 and his mother, Martha Ann Hartley, was 40. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Ica Fleta Matthews. He lived in Looney Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1920 and West Looney Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 16 June 1964, in Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Willard, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Benjamin Harrison Shelton
Ica Fleta Matthews
Ruth Shelton
Wilma Shelton
Geneva Ruth Shelton Sewell
Grace Marie Shelton Hall
Roy Glen Shelton
Wanda Lee Shelton
Ralph Eugene Shelton

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Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Shelton





    Andrew J. Shelton


    Mary M. Shelton



    Francis Marion Shelton Jr


    Rachel Lavina Shelton


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Benjamin H Shelton in household of Francis M Shelton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin H Shelton in household of Francis M Shelton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjiman H Shelton, "United States Census, 1930"

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