James was born on 25 NOV 1880 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Sam H. Shelton and Nancy Woolsey.
He died on 11 MAR 1936 in Benton County, Arkansas.
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The Benton County Democrat, Bentonville, AR, Thursday, March 12, 1936, Page 4 Column 2
CARL SHELTON DIED AT HOME HERE YESTERDAY MORNING
Funeral services for James Carl Shelton, aged 55, who died at his home here on A Street, S.W., at 11:20 o'clock Wednesday morning March 11th, 1936, following an illness of three years, are being held here this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the chapel of the Burns Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. L.C. Tedford, pastor of the Bentonville Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Burns Funeral Home with burial in the family lot at the Oakley Chapel cemetery near here.
Mr. Shelton is the son of the late Sam H. Shelton, well remembered Confederate Veteran and pioneer fruit grower of this section of Northwest Arkansas, who died April 11th, 1932, and Mrs. Nannabelle Woolsey Shelton, who was living here with her son and family at the time of his death. She was born here in Bentonville. Her husband was born at Knoxville, Tenn., but came to Arkansas and this county when a child.
Carl Shelton was born at the old Sheldon home a mile southeast of Bentonville on Nov. 25th, 1880. He was widely known as an expert on stationary engines and was empoloyed in the ice and cold storage division of the Ward Company of Fort Smith for nine years – two yeas at Rogers and seven years at Fayetteville. Ill health finally compelled him to give up that work.
When the Bentonville Interurban line was established he brought the first gas powered interurban car here form Omaha, Neb., and with Bob Fowler as the conductor, made the first regular run on July 1st, 1914.
Beside his wife, Mrs. Laura Sheldon, whom he married July 15th, 1923, and his mother, he is survived by two sons, Don Carl, aged nine, and Albert Jackson Shleton, eight; and by three step-children, Mrs. Charles McDaniel and Clint and Clyde Evans, all of Bentonville.
The Benton County Democrat, Bentonville, AR, Thursday, March 19, 1936, Page 1 Column 1
CARL SHELTON FUNERAL HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Carl Shelton, aged 55, well known Bentonville resident, who ded Wednesday morning, March 11th, 1936, were held Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the Burns Funeral Home here, conducted by the Rev. L.C. Tedford, pastor of the Bentonville Baptist Church. Funeral music included a vocal solo by Virgil Withers of Rogers and hymns sung by a quartet composed of Mr. Withers and Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Brock and Buell B. Spencer of Bentonville.
Burial was in the family lot at Oakley Chapel cemetery near Bentonville. Pallbearers were Hugh D. Britt, James Drummond, R.D. German, Vern Rife, Towne Bolin, and John B. Applegate.
Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife and two sons, Don Carl and Albert Jackson Shelton, aged nine and eight years; by his mother, Mrs. Sam Shelton, and three step-children, Mrs. Charles McDaniel and Clint and Clyde Evans, all of Bentonville.
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