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John Henry Shelton
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Birth: 1847
Death: Apr. 8, 1942

Published in The Rochester News-Sentinel
Thursday, April 9, 1942

Near the evening and the setting sun on April 8, 1942, John H. SHELTON passed away. Mr. Shelton, the last Civil War veteran of Fulton county, who like the others of this community, served his country valiantly and devotedly, and who during all his life, was a devoted friend and defender of all veterans and their families, a man who loved humanity and loved to serve. He considered every man his brother and he had a positive genius for friendship and his friends were legion.
By nature he was calm, positive, but not combative. He was not combative because he scorned to wound or offend. He was generous and he was kindly. He could not stoop to do a mean thing, he never harbored a mean thought, for he was above all else a gentleman, a cultured knight. An American gentleman of the old school, and a devout patriot. If today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today, it is because such men as John Shelton lived and in that time helped prexerve this Union. He labored in a great day and in a great generation. For John H. Shelton, friend, neighbor, relative, American, and our last citizen who fought that this nation might be preserved:
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Our friend and comrade, yours is the vanished hand. Yours a voice we will no longer hear upon this earth. But memories of your fine patriotism, your Americanism, your citizenship, your geniality and of your pleasant association with all who knew you shall linger long. -- Otis I. MINTER, Mayor.

SOURCE:
Fulton County Indiana Obituaries - 1942
by Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel L. Shelton (____ - 1867)
  Martha Ann League Shelton (1826 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Estelle Edith Dawson Shelton (1862 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Frances Shelton (1875 - 1899)*
  Mary Louise Shelton Yeakley (1898 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Henry Shelton (1847 - 1942)
  William Harvey Shelton (1849 - 1915)*
  Horace Greeley Shelton (1856 - 1941)*
  Schuyler Colfax Shelton (1862 - 1876)*
  Emma Evelyn Shelton Bitters (1862 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rochester IOOF Cemetery
Rochester
Fulton County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 10, Row 4
 
Created by: April Gross
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
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John Henry Shelton
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John Henry Shelton
Added by: April Gross
 
John Henry Shelton
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Thank you for your service Private Shelton. Private, Co. B, 142nd Ind. Inf. Last Union Civil War Solider of Fulton County Indiana
- Tim Beckman
 Added: Apr. 7, 2014

- Eric Lowman
 Added: Apr. 7, 2014

- Tom Black
 Added: Jan. 12, 2011
 
 
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