Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sibling Saturday: Shelton Sisters, BEF 1959

After the Shelton Family Reunion back on June 25, I went to the home of my first cousin twice removed Shirley Thompson, and looked through an album of old family photographs and newspaper clippings.

One of the photographs was this one, of three of the Shelton sisters.  From the left, they are Euna Ann Shelton Thompson (1905-1959), my great-grandmother Addilee Tennessee Shelton Wolfe Odom Harris (1890-1977), and Elvie Eloise Shelton Reeves Jowers (1907-1988).

Since Euna died in February 1959, this photograph must have been taken before then.

I've written before about my great-grandmother.  Here's a little more information about Euna and Elvie.

Euna Ann Shelton was born January 1, 1905, the ninth of the twelve children of my great-great-grandparents, Levi Marion Shelton (1863-1941) and Sarah Ann Spikes Shelton (1871-1935), in Winn Parish, Louisiana.  She married Charles Elzy Thompson (1900–1986), who went by his middle name, on January 27, 1926.  They had four daughters:  Elise Lemora Thompson Stroud, Julia Garnell "Nell" Doherty, Joy Faye Thompson Boeta (1937-1991), and Shirley Yvonne Thompson Edington Morrill.   Euna died February 13, 1959, and is buried at the Hargis Baptist Church Cemetery in Grant Parish, Louisiana.

Elvie Eloise Shelton was born July 2, 1907, in Louisiana, most likely in Winn Parish, the tenth of Levi's and Sarah's twelve children.  On January 9, 1926, she married Wesley Byron Reeves (1900–1968), who was divorced with one daughter.  Elvie and Wesley had a daughter, Adilee LaVerne Reeves Antee (1927-2005), who was born June 10, 1927, in Montgomery, Louisiana.  Elvie and Wesley were divorced by 1930, and on August 28, 1938, she married James Monroe Jowers (1892-1949), a widower with four children.  Elvie died November 18, 1988, and she is also buried at the Hargis Baptist Church Cemetery in Grant Parish, Louisiana.

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