|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1870|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1947, USA|
Albert Hugh Sheldon was born on August 7, 1870 in Berlin township in Minnesota to Porter & Caroline(Hemingway) Sheldon. He married Etta DeVault (1863-1955) on June 25, 1895. They had one daughter Ruth(1897-1990).
Albert(often listed as A.H.) lived in Minnesota & Harrold, South Dakota with his parents. Not sure where he was married, but the 1900 and 1910 Census records find Albert, Etta (AKA Cynthia Etta) and daughter Ruth in Mason City, Iowa. Albert's occupation was listed as telegraph operator in 1900 & in 1910 as a manager of what appears to be Western Union Telegraph? By the time of the 1920 Census Albert had joined his brothers in Electra,Texas with his occupation listed as a contractor in the oil field. Many of the Sheldon Family moved to the Electra, Tx area. Electra is where Albert's father Porter and all of Porter's sons are buried. Albert died August 23, 1947 and is buried in Electra.
The following Obituary is from the Electra Star News 8/28/1947....received from the Electra Library Archives
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A.H.SHELDON HELD MONDAY
Funeral services for A. H. Sheldon,77, were conducted Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Brown, 107 W. Ida Street. Rev. A.G. Abbott, Christian minister, officiated. Interment was in the Old Electra Cemetery under direction of the James B. Totten Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Clyde Dunn, O.M. Stidham, C.F. McSpadden, Perno Bryant, E.A. Ostrum and W.H. Rowe.
Sheldon, an Electra businessman and former managing editor of the Electra News died in the Electra Hospital at 19:45 (?) Saturday night following a heart attack suffered Wednesday.
A native of Minnesota, Sheldon had lived here approximately 38 years. At the time of his death he was associated with the Home Theaters, Inc.
Survivors include the widow; the daughter, Mrs. E.R. Brown; one granddaughter, Mrs. R.E. Zerkie, Redondo Beach, Calif.; two grandsons, E.D. Brown, Lafayette, La., and Lt. Bert Brown, now ith the AAF in Rome, Italy; two great grandchildren; two brothers, W. J. Sheldon and L.E. Sheldon, both of Electra, and one sister Mrs. R.L. Carpenter of Gentry, Ark.
Porter G. Sheldon (1836 - 1919)
Caroline C. Hemingway Sheldon (1840 - 1935)
Etta DeVault Sheldon (1863 - 1955)
Ruth Sheldon Brown Gieske (1897 - 1990)*
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)*
Electra Memorial Cemetery
Created by: S Hemingway
Record added: Apr 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18925991
...in memory of Albert Hugh Sheldon...a grandson of Josiah & Elizabeth Hemingway |
Added: Apr. 14, 2007