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Memorable Manitobans: John R. Shepherd (1850-1931)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Sedalia, Missouri on 3 October 1850, he came to the Cameron district of southwestern Manitoba where he farmed for some years. In 1884 he was a member of the first school board in the Whitewater district. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Cameron, from 1903 to 1905, in which capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. He was Mayor of Hartney from 1914 to 1917. He married Jennie Walker (?-?) at Sedalia and they had six children: Joseph J. “Joe” Shepherd (?-?), Eliza May Shepherd (?-?), Cynthia Shepherd (?-?), Martha Shepherd (1887-?), Robert D. “Bob” Shepherd (1891-?), and Jennie Shepherd (1894-?). He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1919 and died there in 1931.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A Century of Living: Hartney, 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982, pages 600-601.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2018

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