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Posted by: Barbara Davies (ID *****5362) Date: February 29, 2004 at 10:03:02
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JOHN (Jack)SHELDON, b: 29 Dec. 1870 in Simcoe, Ontario. Parents were WASHINGTON WIDDICOMBE SHELDON & RACHAEL JANE DENNIS. He married ELLEN MAUD (Nellie) BOLT on 11 July 1900 in Tenby Bay, Jocelyn Twp., St. Joseph Island, Ontario. Ellen Maud's parents were JAMES JEFFREY BOLT & CATHERINE WIDDICOMBE. James and Catherine Bolt immigrated to Canada in 1867 from Devon, England, first settling in London, Ontario; later coming to St. Joseph Island, ON in 1879. As Washington's middle name was WIDDICOMBE, there may be a family connection to Catherine.

John (Jack) and Nellie had three children that I am aware of.
1. CATHERINE GLADYS SHELDON, b: 11 April 1902 on St. Joseph Island, ON. She married a man named CHAMBERS in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
2. WIDDICOMBE WASHINGTON SHELDON, b: 29 July 1903 on St. Joseph Island, ON. Widdicombe died in California according to family history.
3. FRANK HEROLD SHELDON, b: 10 Feb. 1910 on St. Joseph Island, On.

This family is believed to have gone out west to Wetaskiwin, Alberta in 1918 with the rest of the BOLT family. And later, it is believed they settled in the state of Washington.

I would like to hear from anyone who might have a connect to this family or the BOLT family.

Barbara Davies

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