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Caroline C. Hemingway Sheldon
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Birth: 1840, Canada
Death: Oct. 15, 1935
Benton County
Arkansas, USA

Caroline C. Hemingway was born in Canada in 1840 to Josiah & Elizabeth Lawrence Hemingway. She married Porter G. Sheldon (1836-1919).

Their children: Leslie Elmer (1859-1948), Emma Winona(1862-1920), Etta Jane (1863-1892), Velona (1865-1895), Albert Hugh(1870-1947), Mary Alice (1872-1971), Ward Joseph (1874-1953) and Clyde Porter (1880-1945)

Some of the places where the Sheldons lived:

Eyota, MN ( daughter Etta was born here in 1863)

Berlin, MN (son Ward was born here in 1874)

Marshall, MN? (son Clyde born here in 1880)
Lived in sod hut with the 8 kids

Harrold, SD I believe this is where they ran a hotel

Electra,Texas- went here in 1906
son Ward struck oil in Texas
Porter was buried in Texas

Gentry, AK (Caroline's brother Joe lived there and also
her daughter Mary (Matie) Carpenter...
many of the Hemingways went to Gentry)

Caroline is buried in Gentry

From The Electra News Thursday, June 8, 1933...


Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Sheldon returned Sunday evening after a ten day visit in Arkansas and Boonville, MO. They were accompanied by their sons, Wichita and Thrall, who have been students in Kemper Military Academy at Boonville, and by one of the boy's school mates, Homer Hadley, of Milwaukee. Mr & Mrs. Sheldon made the trip via Gentry, Ark., where they visited Mr. Sheldon's mother, Mrs. P.G. Sheldon, and his sister, Mrs. Roy Carpenter,and Mr. Carpenter. On Sunday, May 28, the party participated in celebrating Mrs. P.G. Sheldon's 93rd birthday. The Electra man and Mrs. Carpenter were the only immediate members of the family present at the occasion but a number of old friends residing in that vicinity called to greet the lady whose long and useful life has but served to leave her 93 years young. Born in Canada in 1840, Mrs. Sheldon, who is well known to many people here, moved to New York state during childhood. From there both her family and that of her future husband moved to what was then the Wisconsin territory in the far northwest outpost of pioneering. They were married there and later moved to Minnesota while the area was still in process of settlement, her son recalls. But few people have enjoyed so much of romantic change and have witnessed more of the thrilling episodes in development of industry in various parts of the United States than has this remarkable woman who came to Electra in time to witness the heighth of the oil boom and who was one of the foremost in organizing the first missionary society in the Methodist church here. 
Family links: 
  Josiah Hemingway (1808 - 1865)
  Elizabeth Lawrence Hemingway (1813 - 1898)
  Porter G. Sheldon (1836 - 1919)*
  Leslie Elmer Sheldon (1859 - 1948)*
  Emma Winona Sheldon Gary (1861 - 1920)*
  Etta Jane Sheldon Eakin (1863 - 1892)*
  Velona Sheldon Harriman (1865 - 1895)*
  Albert Hugh Sheldon (1870 - 1947)*
  Mary Alice Sheldon Carpenter (1872 - 1971)*
  Ward Joseph Sheldon (1874 - 1953)*
  Clyde Porter Sheldon (1880 - 1945)*
  Mary A Hemingway Getman (1833 - 1925)*
  Joseph C.(aka Josiah) Hemingway (1835 - 1916)*
  Calvin Hemingway (1837 - 1917)*
  Caroline C. Hemingway Sheldon (1840 - 1935)
  Aaron Hemingway (1843 - 1927)*
  Sarah Jane Hemingway Stout (1847 - 1936)*
  Clinton Hemingway (1851 - 1898)*
  George Lawrence Hemingway (1854 - 1938)*
  Rilla E.Hemingway Crittenden Lansing (1856 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Gentry Cemetery
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: S Hemingway
Record added: Apr 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18882419
Caroline C. <i>Hemingway</i> Sheldon
Added by: S Hemingway
Caroline C. <i>Hemingway</i> Sheldon
Added by: S Hemingway
Caroline C. <i>Hemingway</i> Sheldon
Added by: S Hemingway
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 Added: May. 26, 2007
"Grandma Caroline was bound to have a piano so the children could play...the hotel was the focal point of their society at that time. They'd gather there & sing & play. I remember Grandmother telling that she sold a cow to buy that piano!" Etta Roberts
- S Hemingway
 Added: Apr. 11, 2007
"All the Sheldons were musical. The hotel was the gathering place in town...that's where the young people gathered....uncle Leslie played the violin...aunt Mate played the piano..the rest of them fit in somewhere"....memories from Etta Roberts
- S Hemingway
 Added: Apr. 11, 2007

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