William David Shelton

Male28 February 1880–3 March 1943

Brief Life History of William David

When William David Shelton was born on 28 February 1880, in Nottoway, Virginia, United States, his father, Pollard Shelton, was 26 and his mother, Louisa Jones, was 26. He married Nannie B. Blackwell on 19 June 1910, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States. He lived in Blendon District, Nottoway, Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died on 3 March 1943, in Nottoway, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mount Gazerine Baptist Church Cemetery, Blackstone, Nottoway, Virginia, United States.

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William David Shelton
Nannie B. Blackwell
Marriage: 19 June 1910

Sources (9)

  • Wm D Shelton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm D. Shelton, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Wm. D. Shelton, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1910Lunenburg, Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1886 · Name change

    Age 6

    Blacks and Whites was renamed Blackstone in 1886.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 18

    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.

    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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