Artemus Barnard Sheldon, a member of the firm of Moore, Sheldon & Company, of Utica, was born in this city,
October 2, 1880. He is a son of Artemus Henry and Mary (Rhodes) Sheldon. The father was born at Burlington Flats,
New York, August 30, 1836, and came to Utica with his parents in the early part of 1845. He and his father, whose
name was Ebenezer Sheldon, engaged in the manufacture of harness, trunks and horse furnishings at Utica, a business
with which the family has ever since been. identified The grandfather, Ebenezer Sheldon, retired from active labors
in 1862 and his son, Artemus, associated with Le Grand Moore in the same line of business under the title of Moore
& Sheldon. Mr. Sheldon took an active part in politics and was a stanch adherent of the republican party. He
served as supervisor and for many years was prominent in business and public affairs in Utica. He died January
8, 1899. There were three children in the family: Artemus Barnard, of this review; Minnie Moore; and Mabel Rhodes,
the latter of whom became the wife of F. B. Merritt, of New Hartford, New York.
Artemus B. Sheldon attended the public schools and was graduated at the Free Academy in 1897. After leaving school
he entered his father's store and has ever since been closely connected with the business. He is recognized as
one of the wide awake and progressive young men of the city, a man who quickly grasps opportunities and has the
ability to profit by them. He is a worthy representative of a family which, for three generations, has been honorably
known in the community, its members manfully performing their part in advancing the common good. Mr. Sheldon, by
his pleasing manners and high personal character, has attracted a large circle of friends and acquaintances, who
prophesy for him many years of increasing prosperity and usefulness.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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