Harriet A. Shepard

24 September 1848–10 November 1884 (Age 36)
Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harriet A.

When Harriet A. Shepard was born on 24 September 1848, in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Corydon Shepard, was 39 and her mother, Harriet Almira Shepard, was 29. She married Frank Sylvestus Truesdell on 17 August 1871, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She died on 10 November 1884, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 36.

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Frank Sylvestus Truesdell
Harriet A. Shepard
Marriage: 17 August 1871

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    Frank Sylvestus Truesdell



17 August 1871
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (6)


Age 15

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

Age 15

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.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 19

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Shepherd .2 Americanized form of some Jewish surname sounding like or meaning ‘shepherd’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet S Shepherd in household of Congdon Shepherd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hariet J Trusdell in entry for Frank Sylvester Trusdell, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Hattie A. Shepard, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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