Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Duncan Shepherd

Male 1827 - 1885  (57 years)


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  • Name Duncan Shepherd 
    Born 17 Nov 1827  Argyle, Washington, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Bef 1857  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Militia Rolls 1857  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 1857  , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-42627 
    Died 8 Oct 1885  Vergennes, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I42627  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Shepherd,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F11090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DEATH OF A FORMER GALTONIAN IN MICHIGAN - The gentleman referred to in the following paragraph from an Ionia, Mich., paper, will be remembered by many of our readers. He was a nephew of Mr. Duncan Shepherd, Sr., of this town, and learned the harness and saddlery business with Mr. Wm. Quarrie: - "Duncan Shepherd died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nelson Collar, in Vergennes, Kent County, on Monday, and was buried there on Wednesday. The news of Mr. Shepherd's death will be re received by Ionians with sincere sorrow. He was born at Argyle, Washington County, New York in 1827, and when a boy removed to Canada, where he learned his trade. In 1857 he removed to Kalamazoo, where he remained a few months, and then came to Ionia, where he has since made his home. He engaged in the harness and saddlery business with James Crothers, whom he was associated with for several years. Since their dissolution he conducted the business alone until a few months ago, when failing health obliged him to seek rest from active business. As a politician Mr. Shepherd was a staunch Republican; as a business man, of the strictest integrity, honorable in all his dealings; as a citizen he won the confidence and esteem of the people by his unostentatious manner; and as a friend he was ever true and faithful. His death was like passing into a quiet slumber. His memory will long be cherished by his Ionia associates, who will sadly miss his kindly greeting and his genial companionship.

      Dumfries Reformer Nov 12 1885 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), Death of a Former Galtonian in Michigan - Nov 12 1885 pg 1.

    2. [S2439] Militia Roll - Roll Two of the Seventh Company of the First Battalion of the Waterloo Militia for the year 1857, All residing on the 7th, 8th and 9th Concessions of the Township of Dumfries from Lot No. 33 to the boundary of the township inclusive.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1827 - Argyle, Washington, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1857 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitia Rolls - 1857 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1857 - , Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1885 - Vergennes, Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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