George Lincoln Sheldon (1864-1952)
Parents
Father William Wallace Barbour Sheldon (1836-1915)
Mother Mary Campbell (1835-1931)
Vital Dates
Born March 18, 1864 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Married Lore Louise Bissaillon (1874-1961) - c1894 in Oakland, Alameda, California
Died April 15, 1952 in Oakland, Alameda, California
Children
1 Grayce Madenline Sheldon (1894-1980) m. Richard William Stallard
2 Hazel E. Sheldon (1895-1988) m. Frederich Randall and Phillip W. Ward
3 Wallace George Sheldon Sr (1899-1984) m(1) Elsie May Ross, m(2) Clarenda Hester
4 Florence Audrey Sheldon (1901-1999) m. Ferdinand William Gleason
5 George Winfield Sheldon (1911-1990) m. Ferne Mae McDonald
6 Lorlouise Sheldon (born 1914) m(1) James Symington, m(2) Earl Hassler, m(3) Raymond Gann

George Lincoln Sheldon was born March 18, 1864 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York to William Wallace Barbour Sheldon and Mary Campbell. He married Lore Louise Bissaillon in about 1894 in Oakland, Alameda, California. When he was 11 years old his father moved the family to San Francisco and, within another five years, on to Oakland where George lived for the remainder of his life. He was a laborer, tinner and plumber, for the Southern Pacific Railroad when he was young, from about age 24 to 28. He briefly worked as a clerk and lithographer in his late 30's and early 40's but took work as a laborer again in 1907 at age 43. By 1922, at the age of 58, he began working as the custodian for various Oakland public school, work that he continued for the rest of his life, retiring in 1948. He died April 15, 1952 at the age of 88 in Oakland, Alameda, California.

Documentation

Census Records

  1. 1865 State Census: Brooklyn, Kings, New York - June 6, 1865
  2. 1870 Census: Brooklyn, Kings, New York - June 6, 1870
  3. 1875 State Census: 12 Butler St, Brooklyn, Kings, New York - June 17, 1875
  4. 1880 Census: 14 Capp St., San Francisco, California
  5. 1900 Census: Oakland, California
  6. 1910 Census: 1662 10th St., Oakland, California
  7. 1920 Census: 97 Hamilton Place, Oakland, California

City Directories

  1. Oakland, 1887: Sheldon, George L, tinner SPCo, res 1658 Seventh
  2. Oakland, 1889: Sheldon, George L, tinner SPCo, res 1658 Seventh
  3. Oakland, 1892: Sheldon, George L, plumber SPCo, res 1658 7th
  4. Oakland, 1903: Sheldon, Geo L, clk S F, r974 Cypress
  5. Oakland, 1906: Sheldon, Geo, emp Cal Door Co, r956 Campbell
  6. Oakland, 1907: Sheldon, George, pkr Schmidt Lithogr Co r956 Campbell
  7. Oakland, 1907: Sheldon, George L., solderer, r956 Campbell
  8. Oakland, 1909: Sheldon, Geo L, lab, r1662 10th
  9. Oakland, 1910: Sheldon, Geo L, lab, r1662 10th
  10. Oakland, 1911: Sheldon, Geo L, lab, r1662 10th
  11. Oakland, 1912: Sheldon, Geo L, millhd r1102 Campbell
  12. Oakland, 1913: Sheldon, Geo L, millhd r1102 Campbell
  13. Oakland, 1915: Sheldon, Geo L, millhd r1125 Fleet rd
  14. Oakland, 1921: Sheldon, Geo janitor r 97 Hamilton av
  15. Oakland, 1922: Sheldon, Geo L custdn Univ High Sch r 1641 11th av
  16. Oakland, 1923: Sheldon, Geo L janitor h 1641 11th av
  17. Oakland, 1924: Sheldon, Geo L (Lorlouise) janitor h 1641 11th av
  18. Oakland, 1925: Sheldon, Geo L (Laura) custdn h1641 11th av
  19. Oakland, 1926: Sheldon, Geo L (Lorlouise) janitor h 1641 11th av
  20. Oakland, 1927: Sheldon, Geo L (Laura L) custodian OPS h1641 11th av
  21. Oakland, 1928: Sheldon, Geo L (Louise) janitor OPS h1641 11th av
  22. Oakland, 1930: Sheldon, Geo L (Lora) custodian Peralta Sch h1641 11th av
  23. Oakland, 1933: Sheldon, Geo L (Lora L) jan h1641 11th av
  24. Oakland, 1934: Sheldon, Geo L (Lora) jan Okld Pub Sch h 1641 11th av
  25. Oakland, 1935: Sheldon, Geo L (Lora) wtchmn Okld Pub Sch h 1641 11th av
  26. Oakland, 1937: Sheldon, Geo L (Lora) custodian Okld Pub Sch h 1641 11th av
  27. Oakland, 1938: Sheldon, Geo L (Marie L) custodian Okld Pub Sch h 1641 11th av
  28. Oakland, 1939: Sheldon, Geo L (Marie L) h3724 Randolph av
  29. Oakland, 1940: Sheldon, Geo L (Marie L) r3724 Randolph av
  30. Oakland, 1941: Sheldon, Geo L (Lora) r3724 Randolph av

Newspaper Articles

  1. Oakland Tribune: November 18, 1906 - brothers 25th wedding anniversary
  2. Oakland Tribune: February 4, 1908 - parents 52nd wedding anniversary
  3. Oakland Tribune: February 2, 1911 - 55th wedding anniversary
  4. Oakland Tribune: March 18, 1915 - fathers obituary
  5. Oakland Tribune: September 15, 1931 - mothers obituary

Vital Records

  1. CDI: California Death Index - April 15, 1952, Alameda County, California

Voter Registration

  1. 1940: Sheldon, George L., 3724 Randolph ave (Oakland Precinct No 396), retired. Rep