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Victor Grant Shepardson

Male 1911 - 1996  (84 years)


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  • Name Victor Grant Shepardson 
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    Born 10 Jun 1911  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Birth Record of Victor Grant Shepardson
    Birth Record of Victor Grant Shepardson
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1930  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1935  Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1936  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Military say 1943  [12
    Victor served in the Massachusetts State Guard during World War II. 
    Residence 1994  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died 23 Feb 1996  Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 8, 14
    Agency: Wachusett Manor Nursing Home 
    Obituary 24 Feb 1996  [12
    Victor G. Shepardson, 84, of 50 Blake Corner Road, a longtime press operator, selectman and civic leader, died yesterday in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner, after an illness.

    He leaves his wife of 40 years, Betty J. (McAdams) Shepardson; two daughters, Helen M. Rochon of Winchendon and Pauline J. Plotkin of Athol; two sisters, Velma Bryant and Adenia Keenan, both of Barre; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was born in Phillipston, son of Detroit G. and Neva M. (Baker) Shepardson. He served in the Massachusetts State Guard during World War II.

    Mr. Shepardson was a press operator at Gardner Tool & Stamping Co. in Gardner, where he worked for 30 years. He retired in 1983. He began his career as a woodworker at Mason & Parker in South Royalston and later worked for the Phillipston Highway Department. He also worked on construction of the Birch Hill Dam in Royalston. He later worked at Collier-Keyworth Co. and O.W. Seibert Co., both in Gardner. After that, he owned and operated the only school bus in Phillipston from 1947-52.

    Mr. Shepardson was a co-founder of the Phillipston Fire Department and was instrumental in construction of the original fire station. He was also a call firefighter. He served for 12 years on the Board of Selectmen and also served on the Building Committee for the Phillipston Center School. He was a member of the Cancer Support Group at Athol Memorial Hospital for 13 years and was one of the group's original members. He was an avid gardener.

    24 February 1996 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette 
    SSN 014-18-9258  [1, 7
    Buried 27 Feb 1996  Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 15
    • Keenan (s251) states he was buried in the Lower Cemetery, Phillipston, Massachusetts.
    Person ID I1116  Delvee Family | Clan of Lucy, Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Hannah
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 

    Father Detroit Grant Shepardson,   b. 16 May 1867, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1937, Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Neva Maud Baker,   b. 25 Apr 1875, Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1930, Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 30 Sep 1908  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • The New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index gives their marriage place as Brattleboro, Vermont.
    Marriage Record of Neva M. Baker and Detroit G. Shepardson
    Marriage Record of Neva M. Baker and Detroit G. Shepardson
    Family ID F643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rachael Mantyajer,   b. Abt 1914, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 Jun 1936  Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 16, 19
    • The Delvee Historian has the marriage occurring in Baldwinville.
    Children 
     1. Helen May Shepardson
     2. Pauline June Shepardson
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth J. McAdams 
    Last Modified 18 May 2014 
    Family ID F731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1911 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He is recorded, age 8, while living with his parents. - 1920 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded, age 18, while living with his parents. He is listed as a laborer on the State Roads. - 1930 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1936 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jun 1936 - Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was a truck driver in road construction. - 1940 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Blakle Corner Road - 1994 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Wachusett Manor Nursing Home - 23 Feb 1996 - Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Feb 1996 - Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    2. [S177] Obituary of Victor G. Shepardson "84, Former Town Selectman", (Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 24 February 1996).

    3. [S205] Shepardson, David P. Descendants of Hannah Delvee, (Coon Valley, Wisconsin: manuscript, 7 February 2000).

    4. [S825] Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970, Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    5. [S801] Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Birth Record of Victor Grant Shepardson

    6. [S800] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Birth Record of Victor Grant Shepardson

    7. [S911] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc).

    8. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Memorial ID 69713471 Victor G. Shepardson

    9. [S499] 1920 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_748; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 136

    10. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).

    11. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: m-t0627-01653; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 14-231

    12. [S117] Obituary M. L. Miller "Well Known Auctioneer Miller, Dies", (Athol, Massachusetts: Athol Daily News, 1 October 1998).

    13. [S1232] U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).

    14. [S805] Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).

    15. [S251] Keenan, Stella A. letter: 2000-05-20, (Letter to Robert Roy, 20 May 2000).

    16. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    17. [S827] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Neva M. Baker and Detroit G. Shepardson

    18. [S747] New Hampshire Marriage Records Index 1637-1947, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    19. [S868] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).