Tuesday, December 11, 2007

William and Lunetta Shelton

Here is a bit about my grandpa (Harry Shelton's) uncle - William Wiser Shelton. William was the oldest son of William and Margaret Shelton, born in Muncie IN on May 29, 1867. His twin brother was Wilson Adam Shelton. William was married to Lunetta Walterson Jan 20, 1892. They had eleven children. The family were members of the Brown Church. near Mt. Erie IL.
William's son, Leonard (twin brother of Lawrence), died December 23, 1919 at the age of twenty in a fatal hunting accident. Heartbroken, William never recovered from the loss of his son and spent the last years of his life at the Southern Illinois Hospital at Anna.

William and Lunetta are pictured above with their first grandson Virgil (1917-1988, son of Eldon Shelton) about 1919.

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