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 Margaret Louisa <I>Vanderbilt</I> Shepard

Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard

Staten Island, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Death 3 Mar 1924 (aged 78)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Plot Sherpard Plot Located In the Burial Grounds
Memorial ID 17739036 · View Source
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Heiress, Socialite, Daughter of the late William H. Vanderbilt and widow of Colonel Elliot F. Shepard, former editor of The Mail and Express, She held 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.

  • Maintained by: Bobby Kelley
  • Originally Created by: Jim
  • Added: 29 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17739036
  • Bobby Kelley
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard (23 Jul 1845–3 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17739036, citing Vanderbilt Family Cemetery and Mausoleum, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Bobby Kelley (contributor 46959922) .