Rosie Emma Lou Shepard

16 April 1896–13 November 1974 (Age 78)
Waterloo, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rosie Emma Lou

When Rosie Emma Lou Shepard was born on 16 April 1896, in Waterloo, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, her father, Thomas Abraham Shepard, was 31 and her mother, Mary Jane Gean, was 29. She married Benjamin H Butler on 16 April 1911. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 7, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 13 November 1974, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin H Butler
Rosie Emma Lou Shepard
Marriage: 16 April 1911
Ester Butler
Rachel Butler
Verdie Butler
Ruby May Butler

Spouse and Children

16 April 1911
Lauderdale, Alabama



    Rachel Butler


    Verdie Butler



Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Abraham Shepard





    Albert L Shepard


    Dora C Shephard


    Wiley Thomas Shephard


    Roxie Viola Shepard


    Louis W Shephard


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 16

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Shepherd .2 Americanized form of some Jewish surname sounding like or meaning ‘shepherd’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Emma Bulter in household of Ben Bulter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • R L Emma Shepard in household of Thomas A Shepard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosie L Shephard in household of T A Shephard, "United States Census, 1900"

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