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John Alfonso Shapard

  • Birth 31 Aug 1850 Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
  • Death 18 Jan 1918 Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 86449339

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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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  • Added: 8 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86449339
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Alfonso Shapard (31 Aug 1850–18 Jan 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86449339, citing Old City Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .