Shepard, Edward M.
Age: 16, credited to Sandgate, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/26/64, m/i 4/12/64, MSCN, Co. I, 17th VT INF, dis/dsb 10/8/64
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Birth: abt 1848, New York, NY
Burial: Park Cemetery, Marquette, MI
Marker/Plot: W1/2 26 Cadarette #2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 09/09/1882, VT; widow Mary S., 11/02/1910
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Edward M. Shepard
"Old Soldier Dead"
Daily Mining Journal - October 18, 1910 - Pg. 8 C. 2
Edward M. Shepard Passed Away Last Evening After Long Illness
After an illness covering a period of years, Edward M. Shepard passed away last evening at the age of sixty-five, at his home, 127 East Michigan street. He is survived by a wife and three sons, Edward H. and Joseph P., of this city, and H. B. Shepard, of Denver, Col.
Mr. Shepard was born in New York city in 1847 but his family moved to Vermont when he was a boy. During the Civil war, and when he was seventeen years old, he enlisted in Co. I, 17th Vermont infantry, and served until peace was proclaimed. He was a member of Albert Jackson post, G.A.R., and had been the post chaplain for several years.
He came to Marquette nearly forty years ago. In 1874, he married Mary Hume, sister of Robert Hume, keeper of Presque Isle park, and she is left to mourn his death. Shortly after their marriage they went to Vermont, but came back to Marquette in 1892 and have since resided in this city. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
October 20, 1910 Pg. 4
The funeral of the late Edward M. Shepard will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence, East Michigan street, conducted by Rev. J. M. Rogers. Members of Albert Jackson post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, will attend in a body. Burial will be in Park cemetery.
Contributed by Rosemary Michelin, Librarian, John M Longyear Research Library, Marquette Regional History Center