Clara M Shepherd

Female30 May 1927–3 August 1991

Brief Life History of Clara M

When Clara M Shepherd was born on 30 May 1927, in Cowee, Macon, North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Harley Shepherd, was 37 and her mother, Bertha Elena Hall, was 23. She lived in Cowee Township, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1991. She died on 3 August 1991, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

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Samuel Harley Shepherd
Bertha Elena Hall
Grover Dempsey Shepherd
Clara M Shepherd

Sources (6)

  • Clara M Shepherd in household of Sam H Shepherd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara M Shepherd, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Clara Mae Shepard Elmore, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English schepeherde ‘shepherd’ (Old English scēaphyrde, scēap‐weard).

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘shepherd’, for example German and Jewish Schäfer (see Schaefer ).

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

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