|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1844|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1916|
Los Angeles County
AKA Shepherd. In the 1860 Census listing, Henry B. Shipherd resided in Bainbridge Twp., Geauga County, Ohio with his parents, David and Sally, a brother, George C., and a sister, Anne E., on a farm. Henry enlisted for Civil War army service as a private soldier, August 21, 1862, in Company D, 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at Cleveland, Ohio(Cuyahoga County), for 3-year term of service. Resided: Solon Twp., Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Dependents: None. Occupation: Farmer. He was mustered out with Company D, June 12, 1865, at Raleigh, North Carolina, at the end of his term of service at the close of the war. His name is on Panel #14 as Henry Shepherd, in the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio.
See www.soldiersandsailors.com for Monument information.
There is no U.S. Census listing for him for 1870 but in 1872 he had married Caroline(Carrie). The couple had three children in Ohio--Eliza(born 1873), Neva A.(born 1873), and Maud A.(born 1877). In the 1880 Census Henry and Caroline resided in Harrison Twp., Nemaha County, Kansas with their three daughters, farming. The 1890 Veterans Census shows Henry at 1904 North 27th St., Omaha, Nebraska. In 2013 that address is an underpass for U.S. Route 75.
The 1900 U.S. Census shows the family living in Ward 9, Omaha, Nebraska with two additions, son Guy B., born Feb. 1884, and daughter, Mabel, born May 1891. Henry was employed as a watchman. In the 1910 Census Henry returned to farming in Snake Creek Box, Butte County, Nebraska, in the far western part of the state, residing with Caroline and three single daughters, Maud, Mabel, and Neva who were all teaching school.
Henry was admitted to the U.S. Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Sawtelle, California in Los Angeles County, March 1, 1916. (There was a Soldiers' Home only about a quarter of the distance to Sawtelle in Fall River, South Dakota but for some unknown reason he travelled to California.) Contending with a number of maladies dealing with hearing loss, digestion, heart, and arteriosclerosis, he died away from his family at Sawtelle, June 9, 1916 of "A. C. Dialation." He body was transported back to Omaha for burial.
Henry had applied for an invalid pension for his army service, September 23, 1869, before moving from Ohio. It was issued as Certificate #219340. On July 1, 1916, Caroline applied for a widow's pension for his army service which was issued as Certificate #815452.
Caroline appears in the 1020 and 1930 U.S. Censuses, residing in Ward 2, Omaha, Nebraska, a widown, residing with her two unmarried daughters, Male, and Neva, both still teaching school. Caroline died in Omaha, July 19, 1932, at 81 years of age. At her death, her widow's pension was discontinued.
Although thee is no record of Henry having attended any of the reunions of the 103rd Regiment, he did belong to the Grand Army of the Republic evidenced by the letters, "G. A. R." on his gravestone although it is unknown to which post he maintained his membership.
Caroline Shipherd (1850 - 1932)*
Neva A Shipherd (1874 - 1940)*
Guy B Shipherd (1884 - 1979)*
Mabel M Shipherd (1890 - 1977)*
Note: Date of Interment 6 15 1916
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Plot: Section: 5. Lot: 523. Grave: 7.
Maintained by: William Stark
Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: Jul 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73075113
Civil War veteran who served in Company D, 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry|
Added: Mar. 11, 2013