An American Family History

Thomas Dell Shelton

In the 1830s settlers began arriving in Iowa from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia. Iowa became a state in 1846.

Thomas Dell Shelton was born in September 1886 in Lucas County, Iowa. His parents were John Shelton and Isabelle Solinger. At the time of the 1910 census, he was living with his sister Maude Netherow's family in Des Moines, Iowa. He was 23 years old and was working as a teamster for the gas company.

In 1920 he was living in Memphis, Tennessee and was employed as a broom maker. He was married to Nellie  and they had a three year old daughter, Martha Shelton.

In 1930 he and his family were living in Des Moines and he was still employed as a broom maker.

Children of:
John Newton Fox and
Sarah Jane Ricketts
  • Clara Fox Wood
  • Eliza Fox Smith
  • Bonham Fox
  • Merrit Fox
  • Orpha Fox
  • Etta Fox O'Dea
  • Mae Fox McKelvey

    Isabelle Solinger
    and R. Groves
  • Edward Groves
  • Isabelle Solinger
    and John Shelton
  • Clyde D. Sheldon
  • Leonard William Shelton
  • Maud May Shelton Netherow
  • Thomas Del Shelton
    John Fox and
    Isabelle Solinger
  • Earl Fox
  • Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.