Sheldon, Frederick J. (1839 - 1903)

Bio: Sheldon, Frederick J. (1839 - 1903)
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----Source: Mark Stiles, & Janet Schwarze, Greenwood Gleaner - 24 May 1906, Greenwood Cemetery Records

Surnames: Albertis, Clark, Lantz, Redwine, Scovel, Sheldon


Frederick J. Sheldon

(16 Oct 1839 - 8 Dec 1903)

Frederick J. Sheldon was born in Onondaga County, New York, October 16, 1839, the son of Frederick Sheldon a native of Connecticut, and soon after removed to near Detroit, Mich. with his parents. He served in the Civil War for three years in Company B, Second Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He lived in Dearborn until July, 1867, when he went to Fulton, Illinois, and December 10 of the same year to Big Falls on Popple River, this county, settling one and one-half miles southwest of Longwood, where he has since resided. The first winter he was engaged in the pineries, and in July, 1868, he brought his family to this county, taking a homestead on the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 27, Eaton Township, now Hixton (and later Longwood Township). He still owns 160 acres of this tract, fifty of which is cleared. Mr. Sheldon was married at Saginaw, Michigan, Nov 18 1864 to Ellen E. Clark, daughter of Brenton Clark, of Wheatland, Michigan who died Sept. 22, 1888 (born Feb 20 1848). They had six children, four of whom survive: Willie A., Albertis, Frank L. and Nancy M. The eldest son is married and lives in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Mr. Sheldon has held the office of Justice of the Peace three years, School Clerk many years, and Town Treasurer six years. 1891 Biographical History Frederick J. Sheldon of Longwood died at his home on Dec. 8, 1903, after an illness of several months duration. He leaves four children, Wm. A., Albertis, Frank L. and Nancy M., and one sister (Mary), Mrs. P. F. Lantz. The funeral took place at Greenwood. (Frederick and Ellen both buried Greenwood Cemetery).


Greenwood Gleaner - 24 May 1906

Mrs. John Redwine and daughter Loey and two youngest children visited her sister, Mrs. Albert Christenson who lives west of Hemlock.
*** Note: (Mrs. John Redwine is Abbie Julia Scovel, John Asa Turner Scovelís daughter). FREDERICK J. SHELDON 



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