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SHELDONS at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

A Guest Blog Post by George SHELDON. Content and Photos Copyright owned by George SHELDON. Please feel free to submit your own guest posts to us at Sheldon Genealogy. It’s all about sharing what we have found.

Rows of military tombstones in springtime at the Arlington National Cemetery.

One of the most iconic locations in the United States is Arlington National Cemetery. Located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., it is a military cemetery of 639 acres in Arlington County, Virginia. The land was once owned by Mary Anna Custis Lee, a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and wife of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The national cemetery was established during the Civil War, perhaps as a way of punishing General Lee.  The dead of the nation’s conflicts during and after the Civil War have been buried here. There have also been re-interments of the  dead from earlier wars.

Arlington, VA – April 11, 2013: US Army soldiers ride on horses pulling a caisson through the military cemetery.

So far (as of October 4, 2021), there have been a total of 66 SHELDONs buried in Arlington Cemetery.  Here is a list of those Sheldons, which includes Date if Birth (when known) and Date of Death:

Informational Sign at the Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Sheldon, Adeline M: 05/20/1922-10/03/1998
  • Sheldon, Barry David: 08/01/1957- 03/18/2019
  • Sheldon, Barry Eugene: 07/16/1951-08/04/2017
  • Sheldon, Bruce S: 06/21/1891-01/11/1958
  • Sheldon, Byron Sidney: 12/19/1942-05/17/2013
  • Sheldon, Charles 10/29/1864
  • Sheldon, Charles S: 05/18/1917-09/11/1981
  • Sheldon, Clifford A: 03/10/1903-05/03/1996
  • Sheldon, Courtney Roswell: 03/18/1920-05/12/2007
  • Sheldon, D: 06/12/1865
  • Sheldon, Dorothy E: 12/05/1924-07/06/2009
  • Sheldon, Edna Jacqueline: 11/24/1937-03/24/2016
  • Sheldon, Edward B: 10/30/1931-09/06/1993
  • Sheldon, Edward Eugene: 12/22/1928-07/19/1985
  • Sheldon, Elmer L: 08/15/1899-09/27/1962
  • Sheldon, Elvira B: 01/06/1897
Rows of military tombstones in springtime at the Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Sheldon, Francoise Renee-Marie: 02/13/1921 06/13/2015
  • Sheldon, Franklin H: 08/10/1925-09/01/1999
  • Sheldon, Freda Patricia: 01/11/1925-04/25/2014
  • Sheldon, Gary Lee: 11/05/1948-02/03/2012
  • Sheldon, George B: 06/28/1883-06/02/1953
  • Sheldon, George E: 12/07/1917-09/23/1989
  • Sheldon, Harold G: 06/23/1938
  • Sheldon, Helen E: 05/02/1922-09/23/2010
  • Sheldon, Herbert E: 04/30/1918
  • Sheldon, Howard G: 10/21/1945
  • Sheldon, Hoyne S: 01/29/1910-06/25/1977
  • Sheldon, Isabelle Yeates: 10/02/1919-08/11/2000
  • Sheldon, Jacque:10/12/1933-11/28/2005
  • Sheldon, James: 10/18/1918-11/10/2000
  • Sheldon, James: 12/17/1929-08/07/1984
  • Sheldon, James A: 04/25/1931-07/15/2003
  • Sheldon, Jerome J: 10/28/1944
  • Sheldon, John O:12/15/1946-08/27/1967
  • Sheldon, Karynne S: 06/29/1994-10/21/1996
  • Sheldon, Kay R: 12/15/1939
  • Sheldon, Kenneth D: 03/26/1914-03/07/1964
  • Sheldon, Luther: 02/17/1883-06/22/1963
  • Sheldon, Margaret A: 08/03/1916-07/20/2006
  • Sheldon, Margaret J: 03/13/1920-07/25/2002
  • Sheldon, Marjorie L: 09/14/1932-01/27/1980
  • Sheldon, Martha S: 10/12/1907-11/14/1992
  • Sheldon, Mary C: 01/09/1901-08/20/1976
  • Sheldon, Miriam A: 08/19/1913-09/22/1978
  • Sheldon, Myrtle D: 06/23/1894-12/26/1986
  • Sheldon, Nicholas T: 08/15/1913-02/14/1958
  • Sheldon, O R: 02/19/1898-09/16/1984
  • Sheldon, Porter F: 03/16/1918-08/24/2007
  • Sheldon, Ralph Milton: 06/06/1929-01/21/2020
  • Sheldon, Richard H: 04/06/1965-05/04/1965
  • Sheldon, Richard W: 07/10/1948-05/18/2004
  • Sheldon, Robert B: 11/24/1912-09/12/1986
  • Sheldon, Robert E: 10/28/1929-12/26/2014
  • Sheldon, Robert Lee: 11/06/1946-04/05/2008
  • Sheldon, Robin Anne: 06/09/1948-08/18/2018
  • Sheldon, Ronald Joseph: 01/21/1950-05/16/2018
  • Sheldon, Ross A: 07/29/1919-07/07/1988
  • Sheldon, Ruth N: 01/24/1888-10/01/1983
  • Sheldon, Seward R: 07/01/1893-10/31/1978
  • Sheldon, Sharon Louise: 05/05/1961-05/05/1961
  • Sheldon, Thomas Donald: 07/15/1920-08/14/2006
  • Sheldon, Walter B: 06/09/1893-12/07/1966
  • Sheldon, Willard: 09/01/1915-02/17/2005
  • Sheldon, William D: 03/09/1943
  • Sheldon, William R: 02/21/1926-11/03/1994
  • Sheldon, Zue M 06/18/1894-05/26/1988

There are also two burials recorded for Sheldens. They are:

  • Shelden, Frank B: 12/30/1908
  • Shelden, Johanna N: 07/18/1923
Arlington National Cemetery Silence
and Respect Sign

Not all of the Sheldons buried in Arlington National Cemetery were members of the US Military, as some were the spouse of the military member, or a child.

You can also check the burial records of Arlington National Cemetery by following this link and searching for the person of interest: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/49269/arlington-national-cemetery

You may find more of George SHELDON’s posts at his blog at http://www.georgesheldon.com/

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By |2021-12-23T04:05:40-05:00October 25, 2021|Genealogy|1 Comment

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50 years of Genealogical Research experience and 11 years with DNA & Genetic Genealogy. Author of Wheatonwood.com and the Beginner's Guide to Genetic Genealogy. Enjoys writing, genealogy related travel, research, "gophering" for genealogy, gardening, photography and being a grandma.

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  1. Kelly Wheaton October 25, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you George! This is wonderful.

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