101 - Charles E. Sheppard, Sr. - Long Cemetery - Cumby, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 05.102 W 095° 50.010
15S E 235516 N 3664285
Quick Description: Charles E. Sheppard, Sr. was born in 1886, the year that the Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2015 9:45:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPAJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
Mr. Sheppard's gray, granite headstone stands upright, with a cross flanked by flowers. Its inscription is:

In Loving Memory
Of Our Father

Charles E.
Sheppard, Sr.

Apr. 18, 1886
July 20, 1987

Our Prayers Will Be
With You Forever.
From All Our Family

Significant events that occurred in his lifetime:

1886 - President Grover Cleveland weds Frances Folsom in the White House.
1896 - Utah is finally admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
1906 - In the news on Mr. Sheppard's birthday is that San Francisco has been rocked by an enormous earthquake.
1916 - Grigori Rasputin is murdered in St. Petersburg.
1926 - Magician Harry Houdini dies on Halloween.
1936 - The Tasmanian Tiger goes extinct.
1946 - The Canadian schooner Bluenose founders on a Haitian reef. QDV and his classmates sing a song about it many years later in elementary school.
1956 - To Tell the Truth debuts on CBS-TV.
1966 - Anton LaVey forms the Church of Satan in San Francisco.
1976 - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak create Apple Computer.
1986 - Halley's Comet visits Earth for the second and final time of the 20th Century.
1987 - Ronald Reagan exhorts Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!"
Location of Headstone: Long Cemetery, Cumby, TX

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