Millard Alonzo Shepherd

15 December 1921–7 March 2007 (Age 85)
McCreary, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Millard Alonzo

When Millard Alonzo Shepherd was born on 15 December 1921, in McCreary, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Marion Shepherd, was 28 and his mother, Susan Evelyn "Eva" Inman, was 30. He married Hazel Virginia Waddle on 2 November 1943, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Magisterial District 4, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 4, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 7 March 2007, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Millard Alonzo Shepherd
Hazel Virginia Waddle
Marriage: 2 November 1943

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 2
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered
Age 5
In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 23
The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schepherde ‘shepherd’ (composed of words meaning ‘sheep’ + ‘herdsman’ or ‘guardian’), hence an occupational name for a shepherd. This English form of the name has absorbed cognates and equivalents from several other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (7)

  • Milard Shepherd in household of John Shepherd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Millard Sheppard in household of John Sheppard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Millard Alonzo Shepherd, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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