Melvin W. Sheppard

Melvin W. Sheppard

Birth
Almonesson, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Jan 1942 (aged 58)
Queens, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 28899427 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. A native of New Jersey, he won four Olympic gold medals and a silver medal in track events at the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games. He also won seven national championships and set five world records. He was posthumously inducted into the United States Track Hall of Fame and the Unites States Olympic Hall of Fame.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jack Hanna
  • Added: 9 Aug 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28899427
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin W. Sheppard (5 Sep 1883–4 Jan 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28899427, citing New Camden Cemetery, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .