Euphemia Elspeth Shepherd

26 May 1823–6 May 1882 (Age 58)
Auchtergaven, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Euphemia Elspeth

When Euphemia Elspeth Shepherd was born on 26 May 1823, in Auchtergaven, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Shepherd, was 53 and her mother, Jean Stewart, was 37. She married Robert Murdock on 23 June 1843, in Redgorton, Perthshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 6 May 1882, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Murdock
1824–1872
Euphemia Elspeth Shepherd
1823–1882
Marriage: 23 June 1843
Jane Murdock
1844–1923
Janet Murdock
1846–1855
Baby Boy Murdock
1845–1845
Enoch Nephi Murdock
1848–1883
Elizabeth Murdock
1851–1852
Robert Murdock
1853–1932
Baby Girl Murdock
1853–1853
Baby Girl Murdock
1854–1854
Margaret Murdock
1855–1855
Isaac Murdock
1857–1858
Phoebe Euphemia Elspeth Murdock
1859–1930
John Murdock
1861–1928
James Murdock
1864–1873

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1843Redgorton, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 9
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1843
    Age 20
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Shepheard
    Sheppard
    Shepard
    Shephard
    Shepherdson
    Shepardson
    Shepperd
    Shapard
    Sheperd
    Schaefer

    Sources (34)

    • Pheda Murdoch, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Euphemia Shepard in entry for John Murdock, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1928"
    • Alskt Murdie in household of Robert Murdie, "United States Census, 1870"

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