Elizabeth Shelton

Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Shelton was born in 1850, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Shelton, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Merry, was 31.

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Thomas Shelton
Elizabeth Merry
Ann Shelton
Joseph Shelton
Mary Jane Shelton
Elizabeth Shelton
John William Shelton
James Shelton
Thomas Henry Shelton
Mary Ann Shelton

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 30

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • Elizabeth Shelton in household of Thomas Shelton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Shelton in entry for Thomas, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Elizabeth Shelton, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984"

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