Elizabeth S Shepherd

1872–before 1900 (Age 28)
Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth S

When Elizabeth S Shepherd was born in 1872, in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States, her father, Philip Shepherd, was 46 and her mother, Margaret Harpold, was 44. She married Charles E Varner on 4 January 1894, in Piatt, Illinois, United States. She died before 1900, in Piatt, Illinois, United States, at the age of 27.

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Charles E Varner
Elizabeth S Shepherd
Marriage: 4 January 1894

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  • Marriage
    4 January 1894Piatt, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 0
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 5
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 9
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Sources (2)

    • Elizabeth Shepherd in household of Philip Shepherd, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Lizzie S Shepherd, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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