Cyrus Alphonso Sheldon & Almina Johnson -- 72A
HUSBAND: SHELDON, Cyrus Alphonso BIRTH DATE: 22-Jan-1860 PLACE: Ohio MARR. DATE: 03-Jul-1883 PLACE: prob. Indiana DEATH DATE: 15-Apr-1944 PLACE: Whitley County, Indiana BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana FATHER: SHELDON, Martin MOTHER: SMITH, Sarah
WIFE: JOHNSON, Almina BIRTH DATE: 16-Aug-1855 PLACE: Eel River Twp., Allen County, Indiana DEATH DATE: 24-Jan-1930 PLACE: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana FATHER: JOHNSON, Benjamin Franklin MOTHER: ZOLMAN, Lydia [72]
1) JOHNSON, Ada A. 72A1 md. McBRIDE, Calvin 2) SHELDON, Montford U. 72A2 md. HENDRICKSON, Florence 3) SHELDON, Lawrence M. 72A3 probably never married 4) SHELDON, Floyd Alfred 72A4 probably never married 5) SHELDON, Frank A. 72A5 md. HAWN, Samantha Leona 6) SHELDON, Mary Ann 72A6 1897-1913

Almina was first married to John Christlieb. Ada was a child from this marriage. This marriage didn't last very long and ended in divorce.
Noble County Indiana Marriage Records Book 3:
Elmina E. Johnson, born ca. 1855, parents not listed
John E. Christlieb, born ca. 1857, parents Samuel Christlieb and Malinda Albaugh
married 16-Feb-1877
Noble County Indiana Divorce Records Book 2:
John W. Christlieb and Minnie (filed 16-Mar-1878)
John W. Christlieb and Minnie (granted 14-Oct-1879)

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Obituary: The Churubusco (IN) Truth of 30-Jan-1930


Mrs. Almina Sheldon, daughter of Benjamin F. & Lydia Johnson, was born near Churubusco, in Allen County, Indiana, August 16, 1855. Departed this life at her late home in Smith township Whitley County, January 24, 1930, at the advanced age of 74 years 5 months and 8 days.
On July 3rd 1883 she was united in marriage to Cyrus Sheldon. To this union six children were give., four sons and two daughters. Two of the sons and one daughter have preceeded their mother in death. The remaining two sons and daughter are: Mrs. Ada McBride of near Ari, Montford Sheldon of Whitley County, and Frank at home.
Sister Sheldon was converted under the ministry of Rev. A. F. McCloe and became a member of the Churubusco United Brethren church, in 1891. She was constant in the faith, happy in Christian fellowship, and faithful until the end.
The failure of health during the last few years prevented her attendance upon public worship; but she was always glad to have the pastor of the church come into her home and have prayer with the family. The most of the time during the past years was spent in bed. Her spirit was buoyant and hopeful but withal resigned to the will of God.
Mrs. Sheldon was the last of her family, consequently the number of near relatives who mourn her going is limited to the husband, the one daughter and two sons above mentioned, and twelve grandchildren. The deceased was well and favorably known having spent the entire period of her years in the vicinity of Churubusco.

Obituary: The Churubusco (IN) Truth of Thu. 20-Apr-1944

Cyrus A. Sheldon Dies April 15

Cyrus A. Sheldon, 84, was born in Ohio in 1860. He died suddenly April 15, 1944, at his home west of town of a heart attack.
Two sons, Frank and Mont, and a number of grandchildren survive.
Funeral services were held at the Nazarene Church where he was a member on Monday afternoon. Burial was made in Eel River cemetery.
The Krider Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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