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SHEPARD, William Atkinson

Male 1886 - 1973  (87 years)


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  • Name SHEPARD, William Atkinson 
    Born 6 Apr 1886  Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • no birth record found
    Gender Male 
    Census Details of 1910 US Federal Census, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia:
    p8B, enumeration district 122, 21 April, 145/146
    59. Shepard, William A. head, male, white, 24, married [first] married three years, born: West Virginia, parents born: Ohio, speak english, laborer in a steel mill, work for wages, have not been unemployed, can read and write, rent a house
    60. Shepard, Rachel M. wife, female, white, 21, married [first] married three years, had one child, one child living, born: West Virginia, parents born: West Virginia, speak english, no trade, can read and write
    61. Shepard, Herman son, male, white, 2, single, born: West Virginia, parents born: West Virginia

    Details of 1920 US Federal Census, Harrison, Pickaway County, Ohio:
    p. 2B (ancestry.com page 4) enumeration district 96, 1 Jan, 47/47, Duvall Road
    80. Shepard, William head, rent, m, w, 32, married, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia, postal clerk, for railroad
    81. Shepard, Rachel wife, f, w, 31, married, born in West Virginia, father born: West Virginia, mother born: West Virginia
    82. Shepard, Herman son, m, w, 12, single, born in West Virginia, parents born: West Virginia
    83. Shepard, William Jr. son, m, w, 1/12, single, born in Ohio, parents born: West Virginia
    84. Hayes, Lydia boarder, f, w, 18, single, born in West Virginia, parents born: West Virginia, works in sales at a retail store
    [Note: Lydia is Rachel’s sister.]

    Details of 1930 US Federal Census, Franklin Township, Franklin County, Ohio:
    p. ?B (ancestry.com page 17) enumeration district 25-177, 7 April, 103/104
    77. Shepard, William A. head, radio, rent, m, w, 44?, married at 20, born in West Virginia, parents born: West Virginia, postal clerk, for railroad
    78. Shepard, Rachel wife, f, w, 41, married at 18, born in West Virginia, parents born: West Virginia
    79. Shepard, Herman son, m, w, 22, single, born in West Virginia, parents born: West Virginia, assembles automobiles
    80. Shepard, William Jr. son, m, w, 10, single, born in Ohio, parents born: West Virginia
    [Note: incorporated place - Graud??? Heights Village.]

    Details for 1940 US Federal Census, Genoa Township, Delaware County, Ohio
    SD 17, ED 21-17, Sheet 3A, Enumerated April 4, 1940; household 48, home owned [by parents], not a farm, lines 33-34
    31. Shephard, William A., head, male, white, age 54, married, did not attend school, finished 2 years college, born in West Virginia, lived in same house, Delaware County, Ohio, not on a farm, was working week of March 24, 1930, not government, not seeking work, has a job, worked 50 hours week of March 24, 1930, Railway Postal Clerk for Federal Government, private work, work 35 hours made $2760 end of Dec 31, 1930 in 13 months, no extra income
    34. Shephard, Rachel, wife, female, age 52, married, did not attend school, finished 8th grade, born in West Virginia, living in same house, Delaware County, Ohio, not living on farm, didn’t work, no government work, not seeking work, not working, keeps house, housewife, no extra income

    NO MORE FEDERAL CENSUS’ RECORDS AVAILABLE...SO DONE FOR NOW...

    A letter dated August 13, 1941 - Certificate of qualified Electors of Delaware County, State of Ohio indicates I believe that they were living in Genoa Township, Delaware County, Ohio

    Moved to Florida in 1956 according to Rachel’s obituary. 
    Census 1900  Tucker District, Wirt County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Census 1910  Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1920  Harrison, Pickaway County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1930  Franklin Township, Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1940  Genoa Township, Delaware County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Died 19 Apr 1973  Safety Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83  Shepard and John Tree
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2014 

    Father SHEPARD, Elza F.,   b. 17 Jun 1847, Monroe County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1935, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother BUCHANAN, Jane,   b. 10 Oct 1852, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1925, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1868  Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HAYS, Rachel Ann (Dick),   b. 19 Sep 1888, New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1986, Safety Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1907  New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Wetzel County
    Children 
     1. SHEPARD, Herman Ausburne
     2. SHEPARD, Lt. Col. William Atkinson Jr.,   b. 4 Jan 1920, Duvall, Pickaway County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 2014, Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William Atkinson Shepard, senior
    William Atkinson Shepard, senior

    Documents
    Rachel Hays and William Atkinson Shepard marriage
    Rachel Hays and William Atkinson Shepard marriage
    Registration of the marriage of Rachel and William from Wetzel County, West Virginia in March of 1907.

    Headstones
    Rachel Hays Shepard and William Atkinson Shepard headstone
    Rachel Hays Shepard and William Atkinson Shepard headstone
    Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Mount Olivette Cemetery.

  • Sources 
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