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Capt Grant Shepherd

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Capt Grant Shepherd

Birth
District of Columbia, USA
Death 1 Oct 1939 (aged 64)
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 44555088 View Source
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Son of Governor Alexander Robey Shepherd and Mary Grice Young Shepherd.

Married to Mary Exum Meares in 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Infantry) Grant Shepherd, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F., at Soissons and Chateau-Thierry, France, June and July, 1918. After being so seriously gassed as to be rendered temporarily so blind that he had to be led by hand through the trenches, Captain Shepherd refused to be evacuated, nevertheless visiting all portions of his trenches to encourage his troops to hold at a most critical stage in the operations. Commanding his company in the Soissons-Reims offensive, he advanced over the top in front of his company, personally engaging machine-gun nests with his men, until he was so severely wounded by the explosion of a shell as to render him a cripple for the rest of his life.
--Research by BarryC (47806468), 13 Aug 2021
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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951Name: Grant Shepherd
Spouse's Name: Mary E Meares
Event Year: 1921
License Number: 442321
Image Number: 00159 , Digital Folder Number: 4141786

Puerto Rico, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1901-1962
Name: Grant Shepherd
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Birth Date: 26 Jul 1875
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Arrival Date: 19 Oct 1925
Arrival Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Airline or Vessel: San Lorenzo

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Grant Shepherd
Arrival Date: 22 Jun 1926
Birth Date: 26 Jul 1875
Birth Location: District of Columbia
Birth Location Other: Washington
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Huron

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Grant Shepherd
Birth Year: abt 1876
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: District of Columbia
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Street address: Saint Micheal Place
Ward of City: Part of 1
House Number in Cities or Towns: 2
Dwelling Number: 109
Family Number: 164
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Home Value: 50
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 45
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Able to Speak English: Yes
Veteran: Yes
War: WW
Household Members:
Name Age
Grant Shepherd 54
Mary Shepherd 42
Julia E Moores 67

Puerto Rico, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1901-1962
Name: Grant Shephard
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Birth Date: 27 Jul 1875
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Arrival Date: 19 Sep 1933
Arrival Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Airline or Vessel: San Jacinto

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Grant Shepherd
Arrival Date: 25 Sep 1933
Birth Date: 27 Jul 1875
Birth Location: District of Columbia
Birth Location Other: Washington
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: San Jacinto

North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
Name: Mr. Grant Shepherd
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 64
Birth Date: 26 Jul 1875
Birth Place: Washington, North Carolina, United States
Death Date: 1 Oct 1939
Death Location: Durham, Durham
Spouse's name: Mrs. Mary Shepherd
Father's Name: Alexander R Shepherd
Mother's Name: Mary Grice Young


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"District of Columbia, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division, DSC, PH, FRCdeG"


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  • Created by: 4losthistory
  • Added: 19 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44555088
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44555088/grant-shepherd : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Grant Shepherd (26 Jul 1875–1 Oct 1939), Find a Grave Memorial ID 44555088, citing Saint Matthews Episcopal Church Cemetery, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by 4losthistory (contributor 46983562) .