Stephen Shelley

1849 - 1921

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1849 - 1921
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STEPHEN SHELLEY Stephen Shelley, son of William and Jane Dunn Shelley, was born February 14, 1849 at Bobbingham, Staffordshire, England. He was the third child of a family of thirteen. In the month of February 1851, when Stephen was two years old, his father and mother with their four children, Will

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American Fork Cemetery

601-699 Alpine Hwy
American Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
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Stephen Shelley Life History

Contributor: PotashBrook Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

STEPHEN SHELLEY Stephen Shelley, son of William and Jane Dunn Shelley, was born February 14, 1849 at Bobbingham, Staffordshire, England. He was the third child of a family of thirteen. In the month of February 1851, when Stephen was two years old, his father and mother with their four children, William, Hannah, Stephen and John Lyon, started for the Land of Zion. They were accompanied by Grandfather James Boyer Shelley and his wife Elizabeth Bray Shelley and their children, William, Thomas, John, James, Joseph, and Sarah. One daughter Martha remained in England. They had all accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the humble Mormon Elders. They set sail on the ship “Ellen Maria” and after a voyage of several weeks landed at New Orleans, April 5, 1851. Within a few days the party proceeded by steamer up the Mississippi River. When near Memphis, Tennessee on April 14, grandmother Shelley drowned while attempting to draw a bucket of water from the swift stream. Her body was not found. This indeed was a great sorrow to the family. When they arrived at St. Loius, Stephen’s father and mother decided to remain there for a season until they could get sufficient means to continue their journey to Zion. They remainded in St. Louis about one year and arrived in Salt Lake City, August 13, 1852 and from there they came to American Fork where the rest of the family resided and made this their permanent home. Here Stephen grew to manhood assisting his father and grandfather in helping to provide for the needs of loved ones by working on the farm, also in the saw mill which was run by Grandfather Shelley. He was united in marriage in the Endowment House at Salt Lake City, February 21, 1870 to Sarah Clegg, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Redman Clegg, by Daniel H. Wells. To this union five children were born, Eliza, Jane, June, Amy and Stephen T. He was always a keeper of the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” He was strickly honest in his dealings with his fellowmen; faithful to every trust; ever ready and willing to help and assist in time of need. He served the City as water master for 22 years and through his efforts and few others water was put in the cemetery. He worked for a number of years for the American Fork Coop. He also trained to help fight the Indians in the Black Hawk War, but didn’t go into actual service. What more need be said of him? Though quiet and unassuming his heart was in the work of God. The last three months he has been a sufferer but has had faith in the priesthood of God and asked often for them to come and ask Father’s blessings upon him, and has received rest and comfort. During his sickness his wife and family have been unceasging in their efforts to ease his suffering, and have done all that loving hearts and hands could do, showing their great love and devotion to him until death came to his relief, August 11, 1921. His posterity numbers 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grand children. He held the office of an Elder. May we as the posterity of our noble ancestor prove ourselves worthy of him, and live so that the family he loved may see the family chain unbroken throughout Eternity. O Father, help us to see Thy hand, Thy purposes to understand. Help us in all to stand the test. And feel each day Thy will is best. Help us to live that we may claim, Thy spirit here to praise Thy name To live that we when life is o’er May meet in joy those gone before. When death no more will us molest No parting know, but perfect rest With those we love, O joyous thought Help us Our Father, do our part.

Stephen Shelley Life History

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 1 year ago

STEPHEN SHELLEY Stephen Shelley, son of William and Jane Dunn Shelley, was born February 14, 1849 at Bobbingham, Staffordshire, England. He was the third child of a family of thirteen. In the month of February 1851, when Stephen was two years old, his father and mother with their four children, William, Hannah, Stephen and John Lyon, started for the Land of Zion. They were accompanied by Grandfather James Boyer Shelley and his wife Elizabeth Bray Shelley and their children, William, Thomas, John, James, Joseph, and Sarah. One daughter Martha remained in England. They had all accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the humble Mormon Elders. They set sail on the ship “Ellen Maria” and after a voyage of several weeks landed at New Orleans, April 5, 1851. Within a few days the party proceeded by steamer up the Mississippi River. When near Memphis, Tennessee on April 14, grandmother Shelley drowned while attempting to draw a bucket of water from the swift stream. Her body was not found. This indeed was a great sorrow to the family. When they arrived at St. Loius, Stephen’s father and mother decided to remain there for a season until they could get sufficient means to continue their journey to Zion. They remainded in St. Louis about one year and arrived in Salt Lake City, August 13, 1852 and from there they came to American Fork where the rest of the family resided and made this their permanent home. Here Stephen grew to manhood assisting his father and grandfather in helping to provide for the needs of loved ones by working on the farm, also in the saw mill which was run by Grandfather Shelley. He was united in marriage in the Endowment House at Salt Lake City, February 21, 1870 to Sarah Clegg, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Redman Clegg, by Daniel H. Wells. To this union five children were born, Eliza, Jane, June, Amy and Stephen T. He was always a keeper of the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” He was strickly honest in his dealings with his fellowmen; faithful to every trust; ever ready and willing to help and assist in time of need. He served the City as water master for 22 years and through his efforts and few others water was put in the cemetery. He worked for a number of years for the American Fork Coop. He also trained to help fight the Indians in the Black Hawk War, but didn’t go into actual service. What more need be said of him? Though quiet and unassuming his heart was in the work of God. The last three months he has been a sufferer but has had faith in the priesthood of God and asked often for them to come and ask Father’s blessings upon him, and has received rest and comfort. During his sickness his wife and family have been unceasging in their efforts to ease his suffering, and have done all that loving hearts and hands could do, showing their great love and devotion to him until death came to his relief, August 11, 1921. His posterity numbers 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grand children. He held the office of an Elder. May we as the posterity of our noble ancestor prove ourselves worthy of him, and live so that the family he loved may see the family chain unbroken throughout Eternity. O Father, help us to see Thy hand, Thy purposes to understand. Help us in all to stand the test. And feel each day Thy will is best. Help us to live that we may claim, Thy spirit here to praise Thy name To live that we when life is o’er May meet in joy those gone before. When death no more will us molest No parting know, but perfect rest With those we love, O joyous thought Help us Our Father, do our part.

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1849
Stephen Shelley was born in 1849
Stephen Shelley was 10 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Stephen Shelley was 12 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
Stephen Shelley was 25 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Stephen Shelley was 36 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
Stephen Shelley was 46 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Stephen Shelley was 59 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Stephen Shelley was 63 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Stephen Shelley died in 1921 at the age of 72
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