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Leonard R. SHELDON, M.D.

Male 1828 - 1873  (45 years)


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  • Name Leonard R. SHELDON, M.D.  [1, 2
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 12 Mar 1828  Sheldon, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 10 Jun 1870  25 Hancock Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Cartwright household includes: Charles (80), daughter Eliza H. (50), son-in-law Leonard Sheldon (42) and Leonard's son Frederick C. (9). Leonard is a physician.
    Died 02 Aug 1873  1522 Washington Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • Dysentery and chronic rheumatism
    Buried 05 Aug 1873  Forest Hills Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1010  Cartwright
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2012 

    Family Annie M. CARTWRIGHT,   b. 10 Feb 1824,   d. 01 Nov 1866, 1058 Washington Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1857  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 23 Jan 1860  25 Hancock Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Sheldon household includes: Leonard (32), wife Annie (36), father-in-law Charles Cartwright (70), sister-in law Eliza H. Cartwright (40), and Charles' grandson Charles E. Cartwright (21). Leonard is a physician.
    Children 
     1. Frederick Cartwright SHELDON,   b. 13 Sep 1860, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1883, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Family ID F545  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Cartwright: Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Maple Avenue, Lot 2220
    Cartwright: Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Maple Avenue, Lot 2220
    Forest Hills Cemetery, consecrated in 1848 and one of America's most lovely rural garden cemeteries, has been designated an historic landmark by the National Register of Historic Places. It is a unique Boston cultural resource and historic site with its 250 acres offering the public a magnificent arboretum, open air museum, and tranquil sanctuary just minutes from downtown Boston. The Cartwright catacomb tomb, pictured here, was built by Charles W. Cartwright (1790-1873) in 1867 and is the first of its kind constructed at Forest Hills.

    As the designated representative for the Cartwright catacomb tomb, I have met with the Chairman of the Forest Hills Cemetery Association to discuss much needed renovations. The 19 crypts inside are mounted in a brownstone frame that is deteriorating slowly. As the brownstone absorbs moisture, it swells, flakes off, and the frame releases the marble crypt faces to drop onto the floor and break I have seen some of our ancestors up close and personal. We have finally agreed on the scope of a project that will correct the problems and extend the tomb's life another 100 years or so. However, Forest Hills is only responsible for one third of the restoration costs.

    Note the number of our Roots & Relatives that repose in final silence in this lovely setting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Cartwright Kindred Chart, Compiler: Charles W. Cartwright, (1840 & updated 1940/1990).

    2. [S2] Cemetery Marker, Forest Hills, Lot 2220.

    3. [S2] Cemetery Marker, Leonard R. Sheldon records, Cartwright tomb, Lot 2220..

    4. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1857, Boston, vol 110, pg 89, ln 1572; Leonard R. Sheldon marriage data accessed 22 May 2006..

    5. [S43] 1870 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd 11, pg 117, roll 647, img 237, hse 173, fam 189; Charles W. Cartwright household data accessed 17 Jan 2008.

    6. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1873, Boston, vol 258, pg 160, ln 4672; Leonard R. Sheldon death data accessed 22 May 2006..

    7. [S42] 1860 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd 11, pg 121, roll 524, img 122, hse 691, fam 794; Charles W. Cartwright household data accessed 17 Jan 2008.



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