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
1888–1953
Rosie Emma Lou Shepard
1896–1974
Marriage: 16 April 1911
Ester Butler
1913–1995
Rachel Butler
1916–
Verdie Butler
1918–
Ruby May Butler
1920–2011

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 April 1911
Lauderdale, Alabama
children

(4)

    Female1913–1995Female

    Rachel Butler

    Female1916–Female

    Verdie Butler

    Female1918–Female

    Female1920–2011Female

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Abraham Shepard

    Male1864–Male

    Female1867–1944Female

siblings

(10)

    Albert L Shepard

    Male1886–Male

    Dora C Shephard

    Female1888–Female

    Wiley Thomas Shephard

    Male1889–Male

    Roxie Viola Shepard

    Female1893–1919Female

    Louis W Shephard

    Male1894–Male

+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.
1917

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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