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James Sheridan Shelby
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Birth: May 9, 1877
Wright County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 4, 1951
Mountain Grove
Wright County
Missouri, USA

s/o Jonathan & Emilia "Emily" (Baker) Shelby

h/o Joy Zelletta Simon (m. abt 1906) She was the daughter of Benjamin & Elsie M (?) Simon

f/o Earl J. Shelby, Elois L. Shelby, Thelma Shelby, Lorain G Shelby, & Ilene E Shelby


Obit - Unsourced/Undated

May 10, 1951 - JAMES S. SHELBY
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Methodist Church in Mountain Grove for James S Shelby who died Friday in the Mountain Grove hospital. Mr. Shelby, a prominent Wright county farmer, lived his entire life on the old Jonathan Shelby farm, 8 miles north of Manes, where he was born. Survivors include his wife, Joy; one son Earl; three daughters, Eloise Moseley, Loraine Shelby, and Ilene Young of Springfield; two sisters Mrs. Cordelia Graven and Cora Graven. Graveside services were held at the Manes cemetery with Rev. Geo. Scott officiating.

1.) "United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (, James Sheridan Shelby, 1917-1918. States James Sheridan Shelby was a 41 year old farmer (having been born May 9, 1877) living in Manes, Wright, Missouri. He was a tall man of slender build with blue eyes and dark hair and no physical limitations.

2.) Censuses
a.) "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (, J. S. Shelby in entry for J. Shelby, 1880.
b.) "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (, James S Shelby in entry for Jonathan Shelby, 1900.
c.) "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (, Jim Shelbey, 1910.
d.) "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (, James S Shelby, 1920.
e.) "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (, James S Shelby, 1930.
f.) "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (, James S Shelby, Manes, Montgomery Township, Wright, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 115-11, sheet 15A, family 273, NARA digital publication T627, roll 2164. 
Family links: 
  Jonathan Shelby (1837 - 1904)
  Emily Baker Shelby (1839 - 1917)
  Joy Zelletta Simon Shelby (1879 - 1970)*
  Elois Lilith Shelby Moseley (1906 - 1994)*
  Io Thelma Shelby (1908 - 1911)*
  Esta Florene Shelby (1913 - 1918)*
  Jesse Ivan Shelby (1859 - 1926)*
  Hannah Cordelia Shelby Graven (1866 - 1955)*
  Andrew William Sherman Shelby (1874 - 1949)*
  James Sheridan Shelby (1877 - 1951)
  Cora Elizabeth Shelby Graven (1880 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: bu. May 6, 1951
Manes Cemetery
Wright County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: genealogyfever
Originally Created by: June Barker
Record added: Jan 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24085780
James Sheridan Shelby
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James Sheridan Shelby
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