Age - 42 years 6 months 22 days Buried at Fairview Cemetary, Frankford, Pike Co, Missouri in Section 3. Township 54 North Range 4 West Section 3 North Center Section, from the North Circle (Just off the blacktop, on the far right gravel road at the front entrance. His stone sits to the left of the gravel road in the front center of the cemetary.It is about 3 1/2 to 4 feet high in a sphere shaped monument - grey.) http://www.rootsweb.com/~mopcgs/cem-fairview-frankford.txthttp://www.rootsweb.com/~mopcgs/cem-fairview-frankford.txt ----------- Nelson A. Shores married Arletta Cunningham. Their children: Mrs. Clyde Howe Mrs. Nadine Sterne Mrs. Clarence Jones Myrtle Shores b. 1881 d. 1964 who married a Mr. Hardwick. Walter "Wally" Shores b. 10/31/1882 d. 01/1965 Arnold Estell "Boots" Shores b. 07/06/1889 d. 01/18/1963 who married Lillian (Crawford) McAfee Shores
Nelson Shores was a Union Army Civil War Veteran for the Illinois Infantry. He claimed residence as Mattoon, Illinois which is Coles Co, IL. His wife, Arletta (Cunningham) Shores Mefford filed for his pension along with a grandchild, GP Mefford. More info below: ------------------ Union Army (North) Civil War Pension Index: B 155 + I 135 Illinois Infantry, Either H or 41 61 Illinois Infantry Military Record Says Invalid (crippled?) May 16, 1885 filed by GP Mefford (grandchild) for Arletta Mefford (Cunningham/Shores). ------------------ Nelson H (or A?) Shores Claimed Residence in Mattoon, Illinois Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age 13 May 1864 Priv
Served IllinoisEnlisted I Co. 135th Inf Reg. IL Mustered Out at Mattoon, IL on 28 September 1864 Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men Abbreviation: ILRoster Published by on 1900 Illinois 135th Infantry Regiment 06 June 1864 28 September 1864 Infantry Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded Officers Died of Disease or Accident Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident 00 2 17 Regimental History: Battles Fought Battle at Gasconade Crossing on 15 August 1864
----------------------------- Nelson Shores Claimed Residence in Mattoon Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age 25 February 1865 Corpl
Promoted to Full Private on 04 September 1865 (Reduced to ranks) Served IllinoisEnlisted B Co. 155th Inf Reg. IL Mustered Out at Nashville, TN on 04 September 1865 Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men Abbreviation: ILRoster Published by on 1900
Name of Regiment Date of Organization Muster Date Regiment Type Illinois 155th Infantry Regiment 28 February 1865 04 September 1865 Infantry Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded Officers Died of Disease or Accident Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident 00 0 71 ==============
note: His parents may be Nelson Shores who married Perlina Goodwin in 1842. If not, Nelson & Perlina could be a close relation such as an uncle and aunt.
Anyone have more info on these Nelson Shores families?
Note: Arnold Estell "Boots" Shores was my step grandfather. He married my grandmother, Lillian Belle (Crawford) McAfee in the 1940's in Hannibal, Missouri. My middle name "Arnold" comes from my stepgrandfather.