Dollie Luella Ward

12 January 1895–13 December 1993 (Age 98)
Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dollie Luella

When Dollie Luella Ward was born on 12 January 1895, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, her father, John F Ward, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ellen Farthing, was 24. She married Melvin Lawrence Shepherd on 29 September 1917, in Watauga Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in District 3, Harford, Maryland, United States in 1930 and Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 13 December 1993, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, at the age of 98.

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Melvin Lawrence Shepherd
Dollie Luella Ward
Marriage: 29 September 1917
Juanita Shephard
Anna Lee Shephard
Melvin Lawrence Shephard Jr

Spouse and Children

29 September 1917
Watauga Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 4

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 28

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dallie Shephard in household of Lawrence Shephard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dollie L Ward in household of John Ward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dolly L Ward in household of John Ward, "United States Census, 1900"

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