Cora L Shepherd

Brief Life History of Cora L

Cora L Shepherd was born on 16 November 1896, in Mississippi, United States as the daughter of George W Shephard and Roxie Annie Perry. She married Thurston A Reese on 10 June 1916, in Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hardeman, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Hardeman, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 18 December 1966, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Thurston A Reese
1895–1962
Cora L Shepherd
1896–1966
Marriage: 10 June 1916
Bertha Lee Reese
1918–1968
J C Reese
1927–1927

Sources (12)

  • Cora L Reese in household of Thurston A Reese, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cora Shepperd, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Cora L Shepard, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

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.

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