Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Sheldon White Neill, 1902-1927

Sheldon White Neill's lifespan only covered twenty five years. His name represents three different family names from his family tree. Of course Neill is the surname of his father, J.J. Neill. White was the maiden name of his mother, Harriet White Neill. Sheldon was the maiden name of his paternal grandmother, Catharine Sheldon Neill, wife of  W.H. Neill. Sheldon White Neill was born on June 2, 1902. He died on December 13, 1927 from myocardial disease and typhoid fever. An obituary for Sheldon White Neill, which appeared in the December 13, 1927 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal, reported that Sheldon had graduated from Ohio State University in 1924. He was survived by his father, two brothers, and five sisters. Funeral arrangements for Sheldon White Neill were handled by Marquart and Keller, and he was buried in the family lot at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. He left this earth much too soon.

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