Nellie M Shepard

3 November 1872–1964 (Age 91)
Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of Nellie M

When Nellie M Shepard was born on 3 November 1872, in Genesee, New York, United States, her father, Ransom A Shepard, was 33 and her mother, Sarah A. Townsend, was 20. She had at least 2 sons with George A Morris. She lived in Bethany, Genesee, New York, United States in 1880 and Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died in 1964, at the age of 92, and was buried in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

George A Morris
Nellie M Shepard
Albert Rufus Morris
Howard Ransom Morris

Spouse and Children



    Albert Rufus Morris


    Howard Ransom Morris


Parents and Siblings

    Ransom A Shepard


    Sarah A. Townsend





    J Albert Shepard


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

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)

  • Nellie M Morris in household of George A Morris, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Nellie M Morris in household of George A Morris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie A Shepperd in household of Ransom Shepperd, "New York State Census, 1875"

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