From: Betty Shelden Knopf, Ed.D., Interim President
The 2018 SFA Reunion is coming and plans are being made for it to be an event! SFA members voted for the topics to be presented by three talented speakers. The Reunion will be from September 30 to October 4. The location is Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark your calendars and call the hotel to make a reservation. Call the Plaza Hotel at 801-521-0130 or 800-366-3684. Please mention you are part of SFA. Call TODAY!!!
This is a “did you know?” Sheldon moment. Did you know that Noritake produced a china pattern called Sheldon? The Sheldon pattern was produced between 1957-1962. It is described as having white flowers with an aqua rim on a coupe shape. While it is discontinued, it is available at www.Replacements.com or by calling 1-800-757-5223. A 5 piece place setting is priced at $37.99 and additional serving and replacement items are available.
Thanks to Bob Halstead, more vintage photos have been posted on the SFA website:
*Contents of folder labeled “Sheldon and McNeil”
*Envelope of Sheldon - several gravestone photos taken in W. Suffield, Conn. Including Oliver Sheldon d. 1820 and large marker of Isaac Sheldon.
*Correspondence of Jay and Lucile Oliver.
*Family research starting with Seth Pomeroy Sheldon b. 1838 in Rupert, Vt., d. 1892 in Tecumeh, Mich., m. Ella Stark.
*Family research of the children of Helen Louise Sheldon McNeil and Charles Winslow McNeil.
*Contents of envelope from David B. Edwards (sent from N.J. to Rose Newton in 2014)
*Hardcopies of documents from Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey research including John W. Feaster and Sara S. Sheldon in 1864 in N.J, and names such as Austin, Hampton, Pickett, and Applebee,
*Large photograph of a white two-story home labeled “Mother’s girlhood home in Vermont.”
Recently I tried a new feature of FindAGrave.com. After putting in the name of a person, a list of further research information includes the choice of others with the same last name….this includes women with the maiden name. I tried this with other family names and, yes, I think I have found a missing sister of my great-great grandfather, an amazing Civil War survivor. More research ahead!
Speaking of research, the newest edition of SFA Quarterly has many research tips to use for our Salt Lake City reunion. (SFAQ) I have started my list of people, especially women, to do further research. Who do you have on your list?