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John Franklin Shepherd
John Shepherd
American, 1855 - 1943
Biography: John Franklin Shepherd was born in North Haven, Connecticut, on 31 January 1855. He was the son of Sarah Maria Mansfield Shepherd (1831-1914) and Franklin Shepherd (1815-1898). John Shepherd married Margaret Roche (1859-1924) on 8 May 1884 in Southington, Connecticut. They had eight children: Mary Elizabeth (b. 1885); John Joseph (1887-1941); Susan Esther (1889-1985); Franklin George (d. 1890 in infancy); Franklin (1894-1901); Frederick Thomas (1896-1950); Sarah Jane (1899-1992); and Sylvia Martina (1901-1995). John Franklin Shepherd died in Woodbridge, Connecticut, on 11 December 1943.