Arthur Otto Shepherd

19 May 1889–8 October 1918 (Age 29)
Brown, Indiana, United States

The Life of Arthur Otto

When Arthur Otto Shepherd was born on 19 May 1889, his father, John William Shepherd, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, was 21. He married Elsie McKinney on 17 February 1917, in Brown, Indiana, United States. He lived in Van Buren Township, Brown, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 8 October 1918, in Brown, Indiana, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Christiansburg, Brown, Indiana, United States.

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Arthur Otto Shepherd
Elsie McKinney
Marriage: 17 February 1917

Spouse and Children

17 February 1917
Brown, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 9

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schepherde ‘shepherd’ (composed of words meaning ‘sheep’ + ‘herdsman’ or ‘guardian’), hence an occupational name for a shepherd. This English form of the name has absorbed cognates and equivalents from several other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Otto Shepherd in household of John J Shepherd, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Author O Shepherd in household of John Shepherd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur Otto Shepherd, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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