|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1868|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1908|
Shedrick Newton Earp was the son of John Wesley and Linna White Earp. His mother died three days after he was born. He grew up in McLennan County, Texas and attended medical school at the Polytechnic in New Orleans. It was here that he met James Hiram Earp, MD, a distant cousin, a teacher, and later a close friend. They decided that they would change the pronounciation of their last name to "Arp." Shedrick's family still uses that prounounciation.
Shedrick Earp married Nina Eloise Jones in 1886. She was the daughter of Perry Quitman and Emma Alford Jones.
Shedrick and Nina had four children: Bessie Estelle, Thomas Emmet, Ancel, and a daughter, Hollis. They were divorced after Hollis' birth. She remembered seeing him once. He rode by when she was five or six and gave her his Masonic ring. Her mother had to tell her who he was.
His graddaughter, Mary, recalled on a visit to his former home in Carter County, Oklahoma, meeting a man who had been a patient of SN's. He spoke very highly of Dr. Earp.
Nina said of Shedrick that when we wasn't drinking that he was the "kindest, gentliest man in the world."
Dr. Earp committed suicide in Oklahoma City by drinking carbolic acid.
When Dr. Earp died he was buried in the Berwin Cemetery. Berwin is now Gene Autry. I don't know if the above cemetery is the same one or not.
In the late 1960s his children put a headstone on his grave with the epitaph "Pioneer Doctor"
Big Branch Cemetery
Created by: Frances Earp Meyer
Record added: Jan 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6082230