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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Washington Pioneers and Solders in the Indian War

David Shelton, son of Lewis Shelton and Nancy Gladdin, his wife, and grandson of Roderick Shelton and Usley Willard, his wife, of Virginia, was born in Buncombe County, Virginia, Sept. 15, 1812, migrating with his parents to Missouri territory in 1819. He married Frances Willson, born in Kentucky, May 30, 1837, and removed in 1838 to the Platte Purchase, settling near St Joseph, where he lived until 1847, when he emigrated to Oregon, taking up a claim on Sauvé Island, which he sold in 1848, and went to the California gold mines, returning to Portland in 1849, where he remained until 1852, when he removed to Washington Territory in company with L. B. Hastings, F. V. Pettigrove, Thomas Tallentine, and B. Ross on a small schooner, named the Mary Taylor. Shelton and Ross remained in Olympia until 1853, in which year he settled on Skookum Bay, and was appointed one of the three judges of Thurston County, which at that time comprised the whole Puget Sound country. He was elected to first territorial legislature, and introduced the bill organizing Sawamish County (the name being subsequently changed to Mason), of which he was the first settler. He served in the Indian war of 1855-6, as a Lieutenant in Co. F., W. T. vols. Mrs Shelton died April 15, 1887, at the age of 70 years. Shelton was a man of...

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Biography of Dr. Virgil T. Shelton

DR. VIRGIL T. SHELTON, practicing physician in Kirkmansville, Ky., was born November 7, 1836, in Todd County, Ky. His parents are Crispin and Polly B. (Dodd) Shelton. His father is a native of Kentucky and a resident of Todd County since his seventh year. He is now a farmer, of robust health, in his seventy-seventh year. Dr. Shelton’s mother is still living at the age of sixty-six years, with powers of mind and body well preserved. These parents had seven children, five of whom are now living. His brothers, W. Ira and W. Bell, are practicing, physicians. Two brothers are farmers in Kentucky. Dr. Shelton worked on the farm and gained the rudiments of education until his fifteenth year, when he began teaching school and studying medicine, which he continued for five years. He then went into the Keokuk, Iowa, Hospital where he remained four years. He subsequently formed a partner ship with Dr. S. L. Comer, and three years later removed to Greenville, 111., where he remained twelve years. He then removed to St. Louis where he practiced two years, and then removed to Kirkmansville, where he has been eminently successful in his practice. Mr. Shelton is a graduate of the Iowa State University, and notwithstanding the exacting demands of a large practice, has maintained his love for and study of the literature of the ‘lay. He was...

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Biography Sketch of W. B. Shelton

W. B. SHELTON, by occupation a physician, was born in Todd County, Ky., October 20, 1843, and is a son of Crispin and Polly B. (Dodd) Shelton, both natives of Kentucky-the former of Scotch-Irish and the latter of Irish descent. Crispin Shelton was born August 3, 1807, and his wife was born in 1819. In youth he learned the carpenter’s and cooper’s trades and followed them in connection with farming, his principal occupation. He has held the office of Jailor of Todd County, and he and wife are devoted members of the Christian Church. W. B. Shelton was reared and educated in his native county, and in 1865, began the study of medicine at Hamilton, Ill. He began the practice of medicine in Greenville, Bond Co., Ill., and was there some two years. He then went to Stanton, in the same State, and remained there some eight years. He then returned to Todd County, Ky., and located in Sharon. Grove, where he is doing a leading practice. He was married November 28, 1872, to Alice, daughter of Selby Snell, of Illinois; four children bless their union: Tillie Bell, Harry Eugene, Charley Crispin and Fanny Jane; all are living but Harry Eugene. The Doctor was in the Federal Army, in the Eighth Kentucky Cavalry, Company D, under Bristow. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., No....

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Biography of Joseph M. Shelton

JOSEPH M. SHELTON. – “Present misfortune is our future weal,” wrote the old homilist; and in human experience it has been well enough proved that in adversity is the power of a man’s character developed. Joseph M. Shelton, the subject of this sketch, had lived in comfort and prosperity on the family plantation in Caswell County, in North Carolina; but, in common with so many of the foremost Southern families, the Sheltons sustained heavy losses in the war, and by the liberation of the slaves of which Joseph’s father was a large owner. It was then that Joseph showed the force of character and sturdy determination which, in later years, have made him one of the leading men of the Northwest. He determined to be no longer dependent on his father, and, leaving the old plantation, crossed the plains with an ox-team, arriving in Denver, Colorado, in 1865. The Godfrey train, with which he traveled, was several times attacked by hostile Indians; and Mr. Shelton distinguished himself during these skirmishes by his bravery and ability as a leader of men. In Colorado he engaged in stock-raising in Boulder county, where he remained for seventeen years. it was during his residence there that he found his lifelong companion. In March, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Missouri C. Jones. Mrs. Shelton is one of those women who in...

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Biography of Hon. David Shelton

HON. DAVID SHELTON – Mr. Shelton, one of the very earliest of the pioneers of Washington Territory, who with Mr. L.B. Hastings and F.W. Pettigrove became a founder of Port Townsend, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, September 15, 1812. His father, Lewis Shelton, emigrated to the territory of Missouri in the year 1819, and settled in Saline county but kept on the advance wave of settlement, ever moving westward as the state settled up, and died in Andrew county in 1847. In this frontier life young David came to maturity, and on May 30, 1837, was married to Miss Frances Wilson. This was a young lad whose native place was Whitley County, Kentucky, and the date of her birth March 16, 1817. She had moved from Kentucky after the death of her father, David Wilson, with her mother to Missouri in 1829, and in 1835 had settled in Clinton county. After marriage this young couple moved into Buchanan county and settled near St. Joseph in 1838. In 1847, feeling their pioneer blood stirred by reports of the great West and of Oregon they gathered together all their household goods and effects, and on the 9th of May crossed the Missouri river about three miles above St. Joseph on their way to Oregon. They found the journey long and tedious, as it was accomplished wholly by ox-teams; and...

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Shelton, Mack C. – Obituary

Mack C. Shelton Passes To Rest Mack C. Shelton was born in Dallas County, Iowa on February 25, 1885. He crossed the plains with his parents in 1862, coming first to Willamette valley. In 1873 he came to Union county and purchased a quarter section of land two and one-half miles northwest of Elgin in 1878. While he lived in this vicinity he was engaged in farming and stock-raising. He was married to Miss DeLilah Long September 21, 1874. To this union were born eleven children and two passed away in infancy. His wife passed away July 18,1900. He then sold his property and moved to the Grande Ronde river near Anatone, Washington, where he was engaged in the sheep business for a number of years. Later he purchased a place near Paradise, where he spent his remaining years. He was married to Bernice Hays on November 16, 1918. He passed away at his home on December 24, 1937, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 29 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; one brother, Haratio Shelton of Ellensburg, Washington; two sisters, Maggie Fine of Walla Walla, Washington, and Alice Bowman of Richland and nine children; Mrs. Lula Griffith of Grand Junction, Colorado; Mrs. Estella Goble, Medical Springs; Mrs. Blanche Ryland, Hermiston; Mrs. Verda Gray, Alicel; Chesley Shelton, Wallowa; Mrs. Rosa Norton, Baley; Lawrence...

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Shelton, Louise Wheeler Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon Louise Shelton, 91, a long-time North Powder resident, died Sept. 9, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery. Pastor Sally Wiens of Haines United Methodist Church will officiate. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. There will be a reception after the service at the North Powder Grange. Louise was born Sept. 27, 1912, at Grand Valley, Colo., to John R. and Jenny Maria Bushby Wheeler. She met and married Walter D. Clark in Grand Valley. They had three children. The family later moved to Oregon. Louise and Walter divorced, and in 1950 she married Lee V. Shelton. Louise was a telephone operator for several years. She loved to garden, crochet, quilt and cook for family gatherings. She was a member of the Wolf Creek Grange and a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of North Powder. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; her husband, Lee; a son, Walter; and two granddaughters, Nancy and Susan. Survivors include her daughters, Betty Louise Arens and her husband, Arnold “Bud,” of Eagle Point, and Carol Reedy of Baker City; seven grandchildren, Karen Pool, Terry Wright, Rebecca Dumas and Mike Reedy, all of Eagle Point, Carl Reedy of Anchorage, Alaska,...

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David B. Shelton

Private 1st Class, Med. Dept., Co. 117th Field Hospital, 30th Div.; of Guilford County; son of Samuel D. and Mrs. Nannie L. Shelton. Entered service June 22, 1916, at High Point, N.C. (Enlisted). Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France July 1, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel offensive Sept. 12 to 16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Oct. 21 to Nov. 11, 1918; Toul Sector Sept. 1st to 11th and Oct. 21st to Nov. 20, 1918. Served in France with the A. E. F. with Field Hospital 117 from Aug. 3, 1917, until discharged April, 1919. Arrived in USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 7,...

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Shelton, Emmabelle – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Emmabelle Shelton, Emmabelle Shelton, 87, of La Grande died Feb. 16 in Boise. Services will be announced at a later date. Emmabelle was born Sept. 22, 1919, near Weston Mountain to Thomas and Ruth Booher. Her family moved to La Grande in 1923, where they farmed and where Emmabelle called home for the rest of her life. She married Rock C. Shelton on June 11, 1968. They met while working together at a Laundromat owned by Rock’s brother, Bert Shelton. Emmabelle began working at the Grande Ronde Hospital in 1968 and did not fully retire until the early 1990s. Known as Mom, Grandma, Grandma GG and Auntie Belle, she will be remembered as a caring and wonderful person. Her long and full life was marked by her never-tiring care for family and friends. She was well-known for delivering an abundance of homemade popcorn balls during the Christmas holidays. She loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren compete in sports, especially rodeo, football and baseball. Survivors include her stepdaughter and husband, Maxine and Dean Clapper of Kuna, Idaho; brother and sister-in-law, Wade and Deleva Booher of La Grande; brother-in-law, Raymond Wolford of Centralia, Wash.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sisters, Dorothy McPhetridge, Esther McPhetridge and Grace Wolford. Memorials may be made to the...

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Shelton, Hal – Obituary

Hal Shelton, 84, 1001 Hull St., died Tuesday [February 1, 1983] at the Hood River Care Center. He was the past owner and operator of Hal’s men’s Wear, now Marv’s for Men. Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Frank Winfred Shelton, M. D.

Frank Winfred Shelton, M. D. One of the institutions which serve to give metropolitan character to the City of Independence is the Independence Hospital, the founder and builder of which was Dr. Frank Winfred Shelton, one of the most prominent surgeons of Southern Kansas. Doctor Shelton built this institution in 1906. It is situated on a commanding site at 706 South Fifth Street and in equipment and service, considering its accommodations, it is one of the best hospitals in the state. Besides the hospital building proper, Doctor Shelton erected a special building to serve as nurses’ dormitory, storerooms, laundry and other purposes. The Independence Hospital is an incorporated institution, with Doctor Shelton as president, while the late R. S. Litchfield was vice president, George Gibnore is secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Doctor Shelton is a director, and another director was E. P. Allen, who recently died. The hospital has accommudstions for twenty patients and there is a staff of eight regular nurses and a training school for nurses is maintained. To this hospital come patients from a radius of 100 miles about Independence and many of them come from points in Oklahoma, particularly Tulsa and Muskogee. Several generations of the Shelton family have been identified with Kansas. Doctor Shelton’s family originated in England, located in Virginia in Colonial times, and many of the family are still found in the State...

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