Edith Emma Shelton1

#3695, (September 1884 - 21 March 1963)
Relationship2nd cousin of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*George Shelton1 (1855 - 1929)
Mother*Ida L. Leeds1 (1863 - 1923)


Ross Ringer b. 1879
Her married name was Ringer.2 
Birth*September 1884She was born in September 1884 at NebraskaG.1 
2 June 1900She appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 in the household of George Shelton and Ida L. Leeds at Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NebraskaG.3 
Marriage*circa 1902She married Ross Ringer circa 1902.2 
27 January 1920She and Ross Ringer appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 at Mt. Hood Village, Hood River Co., OregonG; also mother Josephine, brother Ray, sister-in-law Cleo Marie.4 
4 April 1930She and Ross Ringer appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at Base Line Survey Road, Hood River Co., OregonG; also Josephine Ringer (77), mother.5 
13 April 1940She and Ross Ringer appeared on the census of 13 April 1940 at Mt. Hood, Hood River Co., OregonG.6 
Death*21 March 1963She died on 21 March 1963 at OregonG at age 78.7 


  1. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. George (46), b. IL Jan. 1855, father b. England, mother b. IL, well borer; Ida (36), b. IN Dec. 1863, 4 children, 3 living, parents b. OH.
  2. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, modern standing grave marker. Ida Shelton, Mother, 1863-1923. Narrative: b. IN 13 Dec 1863, d. Nelsom, Nuckolls Co. NE. Citing the Nelson Gazette, 4 Jan 1923:
    Ida Lenora Leeds, daughter of John E. and Rachael Leeds, was born in Addaville, Indiana, December 13, 1863, and passed away from scenes of earth on January 3, 1923, at the age of 59 years and 20 days. Her parents moved to Guide Rock, Nebraska, while she was a mere child, and assisted in building up the West. In 1882, July 1st, she was united in marriage to George E. Shelton and until 1896 lived on a farm on the Blue River, from whence they moved to Nelson and have made their home here since. To this union was born four daughters, Ethel Elizabeth passed away at four years of age. The other daughters are Edith Emma iRinger [sic], Mt. Hood, Oregon; Nettie Kate Wise and Eva Lenora Capps both of Nelson, Nebr. She also leaves four brothers: John Leeds, Charles Leeds, Edgar Leeds of Nelson; and George B. Leeds of Hastings. Ten grandchildren are also left to mourn.
    When in her youth, the deceased made a confession of her faith in Christ and united with the Evangelical church. On coming to Nelson she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church of which she has been a consistent member for twenty-two years. Her faith in God was steadfast until the last, when she was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Unassuming and kind to everyone, she will be missed among her circle of friends, and sadly missed in her home where she filled her position so full. A Godly, dutiful mother, can any one estimate her worth, giving her very life for her children, for she was a real mother.
    She leaves to mourn her death, besides her husband, children and other relatives, a host of friends.
    The funeral services were conducted at the home in the Lincoln Land Co. Addition, by Rev. S.H. Jones assisted by Rev. H.G. Wilcox on Thursday afternoon at 2:30.

    Bur. Nelson Cemetery, Nelsom, Nuckolls Co. NE. Memorial 20246989, created by Peggy Bargen Duey, photo added by Marilyn Sanner Keim.
  3. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. George (46), b. IL Jan 1855, father b. England, mother b. IL, well borer; Ida L (36), b. IN, parents b. OH, 4 children, 3 living; marr. 18 yrs.
  4. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Ross (40), b. and parents b. OH, farmer; Edith (35), b. NB. father b. IA, mother b. IN.
  5. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Ross (51), b. OH, parents b. IN, farmer; Edith (45), b. NB, father b. NB, mother b. IN, marr. age 16.
  6. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Ross (61), b. OH, rancher; Edith E (55), b. NB; same house in 1935.
  7. [S888] Oregon Death Index 1931-1941, Oregon State Library, online Ancestry.com, Edith E Ringer, age 78, spouse Ross, cert. no. 3475.