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Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1845
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1924
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Obituary for Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt from The New York Times dtd March 4, 1924

Mrs. Shepard Dies Of A Heart Attack
Daughter of the Late William Vanderbilt Succumbs Suddenly in Fifth Avenue Apartment.
Was in Her 79th Year
Had Attended the Wedding of Her Granddaughter, Louis Schieffelin, on Saturday.
Mrs. Elliot F. Shepard, daughter of the late Commodore William H. Vanderbilt and widow of Colonel Elliot F. Shepard, former editor of The Mail and Express, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:30 A. M. yesterday in her apartment at 998 Fifth Avenue. Mrs. Shepard attended the wedding of her granddaughter Miss Louise Vanderbilt Schieffelin, and Abraham S. Hewitt at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon. Following the ceremony she went to the reception at the Schieffelin home, 5 East Sixty-sixth Street. She spent Sunday quietly at home and was in her usual health when she retired. Yesterday morning Mrs. Shepard arose at her customary hour and had entered the breakfast room of her apartment when a sudden illness seized her. Her family physician, Dr. Allen M. Thomas of 8 East Fifty-second Street, was called and she was assisted to her bedroom. It was at once realized that her condition was serious, and Dr. Thomas, after applying restoratives, sent for Mrs. Shepard's daughters, Mrs. William Jay Schieffelin Jr., Mrs. Ernesto Fabbri and Mrs. Dave Hennen Morris. Mrs. Schieffelin reached her mother's side before the end came, Mrs. Fabbri and Mrs. Morris arriving a few minutes later. Her son, Elliott F. Shepard Jr. of Paris, who has been at Miami, Fla., was notified of his mother's death and at once started for New York. Mrs. Shepard was in her seventy-ninth year. Before her marriage she was Miss Margaret Louise Vanderbilt. She was born in the old Vanderbilt homestead on Staten Island and spent her childhood there. She was the youngest of Commodore Vanderbilt's children. At the time of her marriage to Colonel Shepard he was practicing law in this city. He afterward purchased the Mail and Express and was the editor of that paper at the time of his death in 1893. Mrs. Shepard had always occupied an important position in New York society and was widely known for her charitable work. She was especially interested in the Young Women's Christian Association. About twenty years ago she built the Margaret Louisa Home at 14 East Sixteenth Street, which is conducted by the association. For many years Mrs. Shepard had a Summer home at Bar Harbor, Me., and was one of the leaders in the New York colony at Mount Desert. Following the marriage of her daughters she disposed of her place there, but had since visited Bar Harbor nearly every Summer with Mrs. Fabbri, who has a Summer home there. Mrs. Shepard had a country estate at Scarborough-on-Hudson, where she also spent much of her time. After her daughters were married she disposed of that to the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Mrs. Shepard's funeral will be held at 10 A. M. Thursday at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, which she had attended for many years. The burial will in the Vanderbilt family lot in the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island. 
Family links: 
  William Henry Vanderbilt (1821 - 1885)
  Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt (1821 - 1896)
  Elliott Fitch Shepard (1833 - 1893)*
  Maria Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard Schieffelin (1870 - 1948)*
  Cornelius Vanderbilt (1843 - 1899)*
  Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard (1845 - 1924)
  William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849 - 1920)*
  Emily Thorn Vanderbilt White (1852 - 1946)*
  Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly (1854 - 1952)*
  Frederick William Vanderbilt (1855 - 1938)*
  Eliza Osgood Vanderbilt Webb (1860 - 1936)*
  George Washington Vanderbilt (1862 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Moravian Cemetery
New Dorp
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
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Originally Created by: Jim
Record added: Jan 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17739036
Margaret Louisa <i>Vanderbilt</i> Shepard
Added by: John Astor
Margaret Louisa <i>Vanderbilt</i> Shepard
Added by: John Astor
Margaret Louisa <i>Vanderbilt</i> Shepard
Added by: John Astor
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- Pat Shaw
 Added: May. 18, 2015
I wish I had known you and your family. RIP
- GatorGrad
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
Rest in peace...
- Nahm
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012
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