Mary Caroline Shepardson

1837–1906 (Age 68)
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Caroline

When Mary Caroline Shepardson was born on 3 June 1837, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Shepardson, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Joseph, was 33. She married Luke Emel Bemis on 22 March 1857. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 30 January 1906, at the age of 68, and was buried in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Caroline Shepardson
Luke Emel Bemis
Marriage: 22 March 1857
Emil Herbert Bemis
Carrie M. Bemis
George Atwood Bemis
Mary Ella Bemis

Spouse & Children

22 March 1857


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1826–1863Male

  • Lucius Franklin Shepardson


  • Joseph H. Shepardson


  • Jonathan Shepardson


  • Female1837–1906Female

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World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 26

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Shepherd .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Shepardson in household of Mr. Jonathan Shepardson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Mary C Bemis in household of George A Bemis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary C Bemis in household of Luke E Bemis, "United States Census, 1880"

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