Milton Roray Sheppard

14 October 1900–1954 (Age 53)
Deerfield Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Milton Roray

When Milton Roray Sheppard was born on 14 October 1900, in Deerfield Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Middleton Sheppard Jr, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Bertha L. "Bertie" Husted, was 23. He married Josephine Shoemaker in 1923. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Commercial Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He died in 1954, in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Milton Roray Sheppard
Josephine Shoemaker
Marriage: 1923
Milton Sheppard
Arthur Shoemaker Sheppard
Donald Shoemaker
Ruth Ann Sheppard

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Age 3

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

Age 16

During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of "shark panic" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shepherd .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Milton R Sheppard in household of W Middleton Sheppard, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Middleton Sheppard in household of Middleton Sheppard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J Milton Sheppard, "United States Census, 1940"

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