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Clyde Porter Sheldon
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1880
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1945
Texas, USA

Clyde Porter Sheldon was born in August 5,1880 in Marshall, Minnesota to Porter Sheldon (1836-1919) & Caroline Hemingway Sheldon (1840-1935). He was the youngest of 8 children, having siblings Leslie, Emma, Etta, Velona, Albert, Mary & Ward. He married Dell or Della from Brownton, Minnesota. (1884-1953) They had 2 children: Katherine (1906-1950) and Charles.(Charles Perry...known as Perry?) Clyde died in 1945 and is buried with other family members in Electra, TX.

Notes from Shirley Hemingway: In 1900 Clyde was listed with his parents and sister Matie in Harrold, South Dakota where the family ran a hotel. After his marriage he must have lived in South Dakota for his daughter Katherine who was born in 1906 has a listed birthplace of South Dakota. By the 1910 Census Clyde was living with wife Dell and 3 year old daughter Katherine in Cold Creek, Powell County, Montana. Clyde was listed as a railway agent & his wife was listed as a railway operator. Census records list son Perry's birthplace in Illinois and his birthdate was probably 1921. (This is not documented) In the obit of Clyde's sister Emma Gray(Emma died in 1920) Clyde's address was given as Waukegan, Illinois. The 1930 Census lists Clyde, Dell, daughter Katherine (age 23) and son Perry (age 9) living in Electra, Texas.

From The Electra Star...March 1, 1945...


Funeral services were held at the James B. Totten Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 27, for C.P. Sheldon,64, who died at his home Sunday morning following an illness of several years. Rev. W.O. Bucy, pastor of the First Methodist church and Rev. E.H. Coburn, officiated and Masonic rites were held at the cemetery.

Sheldon, a former oil operator, had been a resident of Electra for 33 years.

Survivors are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Homer McDannald, Houston, Texas; one son, Capt. C.P. Sheldon, Roswell, New Mexico; three brothers, A.H. Sheldon, L.F. Sheldon, W.J. Sheldon, all of Electra; one sister, Mrs. R.L. Carpenter, Gentry, Ark; and two grandchildren.

The following appeared on page 1 of the February 26, 1945 issue of the San Antonio Light.


ELECTRA, Feb 26 -- (AP) -- C. P.
Shelton, 64, died yesterday of a
heart attack a few hours after re-
ceiving news from the war depart-
ment of the death of his grand
nephew, First Lieut. Marshall Clyde
Dunn, a B-17 pilot, in Europe.

Family links: 
  Porter G. Sheldon (1836 - 1919)
  Caroline C. Hemingway Sheldon (1840 - 1935)
  Daisy D Smith Sheldon (1884 - 1953)*
  Katherine Sheldon McDannald (1906 - 1950)*
  Charles Perry Sheldon (1920 - 2010)*
  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)
*Calculated relationship
Old Electra Memorial Cemetery
Wichita County
Texas, USA
Created by: S Hemingway
Record added: Apr 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18924983
Clyde Porter Sheldon
Added by: S Hemingway
Clyde Porter Sheldon
Added by: S Hemingway
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In honor of Joe's second great uncle
- Rosemarie Kanusky
 Added: Dec. 14, 2016 memory of Clyde Porter Sheldon...from Minnesota to South Dakota to Texas...all of the Sheldon brothers ended up in Electra, TX. Did the oil boom bring them all to his brother Ward struck oil in the area?
- S Hemingway
 Added: Apr. 14, 2007

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