Wiley Verchias Shelton

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Wiley Verchias Shelton

  • Birth 12 Dec 1892 Madison County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 28 May 1940 Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Marshall, Madison County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 97227278

Married November 23, 1915 in Marshall, N.C.

Fit of Temper is Blamed for Man's Suicide
Asheville-Citizen Article Wednesday May 29, 1940

Sheriff's deputies yesterday attributed the death of Wiley Shelton of the Alexander section to a bullet wound self-inflicted during a "fit of temper". They said their investigation revealed that Shelton, 44, became angered at his home yesterday, threatened to slay members of his family if they didn't leave the house, then killed himself before they had gone 100 yards. After hearing two shots fired, they returned to the house and found Shelton lying on the floor with a pistol bullet through his head. He died a short time later. Surviving Shelton are his wife and five children. Dr. George F. Baler, Jr., Buncombe County coroner, investigated and said no inquest will be held.

Children of Wiley and Dollie:
Ersa May- b. Nov. 29, 1916 d. Dec. 1, 1916
Leola Elizabeth - b. Dec. 28, 1918 d. May 25, 2006
Catherine Virginia - b. Feb. 15, 1920 d. Nov. 28, 1996
J.D. - b. Nov. 29, 1921 d. July 18, 1978
Ray Atha - b. June 23, 1924 d. Dec. 28, 1978
Ted Gene - b. Nov. 14, 1935 Living

Name: Wiley Shelton
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 28 May 1940
Event Place: Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina
Birth Year: 1892
Burial Date: 29 May 1940
Cemetery: Dry Pond
Residence Place: Leicester, NC
Gender: Male
Age: 47
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Occupation: Farmer
Birth Date: 12 Dec 1892
Birthplace: Madison Co
Father's Name: William Shelton
Father's Birthplace: NC
Mother's Name: Charlotte Hyatt
Mother's Birthplace: NC
Spouse's Name: Dollie Shelton


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  • Created by: Vickie Oates Woods
  • Added: 16 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97227278
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wiley Verchias Shelton (12 Dec 1892–28 May 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97227278, citing Dry Pond Cemetery, Marshall, Madison County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Vickie Oates Woods (contributor 47172707) .