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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chautauqua County, New York published by John M. Gresham & Co. in 1891.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLES E. SHELDON, editor and proprietor of the Chautauqua News, at the village of Sherman, was born in the town of Westfield, Chautauqua county, New York, June 7, 1844. The ancestry of the Sheldon family will be found in the sketch of Hon. A. B. Sheldon which appears in this volume.

Charles E. Sheldon after obtaining a good English education came, in 1869, to Sherman where he embarked in the grocery business which he continued for three years when he opened a hardware store. Three years later he lost his entire stock of hardware by fire and in 1879 became editor and proprietor of his present paper, the Chautauqua News, which was founded in March, 1877, by E. W. Hoag.

On October 28, 1868, Mr. Sheldon united in marriage with Emily M. Wood. They have three children, one son and two daughters; Lura A., Nellie A. and Frank C.

Under Mr. Sheldon’s management the Chautauqua News has attained a circulation of nine hundred copies. It is stanchly republican in politics, printed in clear type and its different departments are so carefully edited as to interest every member of the family.

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This family biography is one of 658 biographies included in Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chautauqua County, New York published in 1891. 

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