Anna Donner

9 June 1881–3 May 1964 (Age 82)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Anna

Anna Donner was born on 9 June 1881, in Georgia, United States. She married John William Shepherd on 18 December 1898, in Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Rainy, Washita, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Harrison Township, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 May 1964, in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gotebo, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Shepherd
Anna Donner
Marriage: 18 December 1898
Pearl Shepherd
Opal Grace Shepherd
Gladys E Shepard
Rose E. Shepherd
Hazel Irene Shepherd
James Monroe Shepherd
John W . Shepherd Jr
Thelma Marie Shepherd
Christine Shepherd
Thomas Shepherd

Spouse and Children

18 December 1898
Oklahoma, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 12

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a loud or irascible man, from Middle High German doner ‘thunder’ (Old High German thonar).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of German Donner ‘thunder’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa A Shephad in household of John W Shephad, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Anna Sheperd in household of John Sheperd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Annie Shepherd in household of John Shepherd, "United States Census, 1920"

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