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John Alfonso Shapard
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1850
Fort Bend County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1918
Milam County
Texas, USA

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Special to The News. Shapard. -- Rockdale, Texas, Jan. 24. -- The funeral of John A. Shapard, Rockdale's postmaster for the last four and a half years, was held Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church by the Rev. W.E. Copeland. Mr. Shapard was 67 years of age and died last Friday, the body being held for the arrival of a son in the United States Navy. Another son is with Pershing in France. He was a printer by trade, and worked on the local newspaper almost continuously for thirty-two years. Dallas Morning News, January 25, 1918
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Special to The News. Rockdale, Tex., March 8. -- John A. Shapard of this city has received official notice from Congressman Rufus Hardy that he (Hardy) had recommneded Mr. Shapard for the position of postmaster at Rockdale under Wilson's Administration. Mr. Shapard is a printer, having been employed in various capacities by the newspapers of this city, past and present, for the past thirty years. At present he is foreman of the mechanical department of the Rockdale Reporter. He is a stanch Democrat, a good newspaper man and a highly respected and invaluable citizen. Dallas Morning News, March 9, 1913
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Family links: 
  Nannie Grundy Beall Shapard (1864 - 1957)
  Albert Shapard (1883 - 1930)*
  Gertrude Nannie Shapard Longmire (1891 - 1971)*
  Joseph Rowland Shapard (1894 - 1962)*
  Louis J Shapard (1898 - 1974)*
  Eula Shapard Parker (1901 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Old City Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Mar 08, 2012
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John Alfonso Shapard
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