Maude Evelyn Shepherd

9 February 1873–19 February 1953 (Age 80)
El Dorado, El Dorado, California, United States

The Life of Maude Evelyn

When Maude Evelyn Shepherd was born on 9 February 1873, in El Dorado, El Dorado, California, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Shepherd, was 32 and her mother, Fannie A. Berry, was 26. She married Lewis Howell Smith on 20 April 1899. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 19 February 1953, in Piedmont, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Howell Smith
1872–1942
Maude Evelyn Shepherd
1873–1953
Marriage: 20 April 1899
Archibald Alexander Smith
1900–1952
Merilyn Maud Smith
1902–1989
Lewis Smith
1905–1910
Barbara Smith
1911–2001
Dorothy Smith
1913–1997
Tiny Smith
1914–1915

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 April 1899
Georgetown, CA
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Shepherd

    Male1841–Male

    Fannie A. Berry

    Female1847–1887Female

siblings

(6)

    William A. Shepherd

    Male1864–1897Male

    Benjamin Franklin Shepherd , Jr

    Male1866–1941Male

    Julia Shepherd

    Female1869–1873Female

    Fannie Shepherd

    Female1872–1873Female

    Female1873–1953Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 9

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Maude Smith in household of Lewis H Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maud E Smith in household of Lewis H Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maude E Smith in household of Lewis H Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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