Monday, May 28, 2007
My great-grandmother, Bertha Shelton was born to George and Luella Fairleigh on May 28, 1885. She was the oldest of ten children. Following Bertha were Katie, William, James Pirl, Ada, Ruth, Elizabeth, Libby, Georgia and Zemenia. At the age of 22 Bertha married 25 year old Joseph Wayne Shelton. She and Wayne lived on the homeplace of Wayne's parents. They had seven children - Bryon, Hub, Harry, Pirl, Paul, Luella and Eugene (who died as an infant). Bertha died on May 30, 1970 at the Shelton home. She is buried in the Laird Cemetery in Enterprise, IL.