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
Maude Evelyn Shepherd
Marriage: 20 April 1899
Archibald Alexander Smith
Merilyn Maud Smith
Lewis Smith
Barbara Smith
Dorothy Smith
Tiny Smith

Spouse and Children

20 April 1899
Georgetown, CA


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Shepherd


    Fannie A. Berry




    William A. Shepherd


    Benjamin Franklin Shepherd , Jr


    Julia Shepherd


    Fannie Shepherd



+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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