Mar. 18, 1889 New Castle Henry County Indiana, USA
WINFORD W. SHELLEY
W. W. Shelley died at his home in this city at 8 o'clock on Monday evening,after an illness extending ever several years, in the 67th year of his age. He was born in Guilford county,NC., June 28,1822. When he was six years old he came with his parents to Henry County,IN., where he lived almost continuously until his death.
Mar. 4,1849, the day General Tyler was inaugurated President of the United States, he was married to Mrs. Ruth Ann Saint, who survives him and who devotedly ministered to his sufferings in the hours of his afflictions. To them no children were born. Early in youth he developed a wonderful talent as an auctioneer and for many years enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most popular auctioneers in Eastern Indiana. He was twice elected sheriff of Henry County, his nomination for the first time being made in a delegate convention without his request and was a complete surprise to him.
On March 20,1882, just seven years prior to his death, he was stricken with paralysis,having two attacks on the same day. Since then he has been rendered almost helpless much of the time, and for the past two years he has been unable to get out of the house but few times. In the days of his vigor and strong manhood Wint Shelley was one of the most popular men in Henry county. He was possessed of a remarkable memory and knew and was known to more people than any person in the county.
Funeral services were held at the residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in South Mound cemetery.
New Castle Courier, Page 1, C 3, March 22, 1889
Many thanks to Lola Snyder for providing the obituary.