JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
GEORGE W. SHELTON
George W. Shelton, born January 26, 1856 in Crawford County,
Kentucky, came with his parents to Illinois at an early age. He
married Kizzar Williams, born September 19. 1858 in Jefferson County.
Seven children were born to them: Everett: John W.: Millie: Jane:
Tennie; and two other girls who died when young. George died in
1934 and Kizzar in 1942.
Everett, born July 7, 1888, helped his Dad on the farm near Marlow.
On July I. 1906 he married Iva Scott. daughter of Leona (Howell) and
Sherman Scott. Seven children were born to them: Hall; Hazel: Gladys:
Vera: Raymond: Myrtle Mae, and Wanda Lee. Everett was a farmer
and road worker. He worked in Mt. Vernon Township as a dragman from
1928 to 1936 when they used horses to pull the drag. After he sold
his horses he ran a grader for the township. The family lived several
places in Jefferson County before they bought a 20acre farm near
Camp Ground in 1918 where they lived for 50 years. One room of the house
was made of logs and two small rooms had been built onto the logs. They
added another room later. Hall, the oldest son, bought 2 acres of the 20
when he married in 1927 and built a house on it, and Harold Standerfer
bought 15 acres
In 1968 Everett. Iva, and Hazel moved to Mt. Vernon on Bell Street
where they lived until Iva died on September 17, 1971 at age 81. Everett
died three months later. December 29. 1972 at 83, and Hazel died
April 21. 1973 at age 63.
Hall married Vivian Moore August 6, 1927 and four children were born
to them: Charles Edward, Clyde. Darlene, and Jerry. Vivian died June 12, 1976.
Gladys married Dale Estes December 24, 1930 and three children were born
to them: Calvin, Linda Sue: and Jane. Calvin was killed, December 30, 1962.
Vera married Robert K. Scott December 22, 1934, and they had a son,
Robert Eugene. Myrtle Mae married Robert Lipe. May 25, 1946 and Qne daughter
was born to them: Connie. Wanda Lee married Ronald Gowler January 25, 1952.
Two children were born to them: Steve and Rhonda. Raymond married Maxine.
Highsmith, August 29, 1936.
Hall, Gladys, and Vera live in Mt. Vernon lIlinois: Raymond in Orlando,
Florida; Myrtle Mae in Flint, Michigan: and Wanda in Florence. Kentucky.
- Vera Scott
Facts & Folks
Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer