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Velma Clare Shepardson

Female 1913 - 1996  (83 years)


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  • Name Velma Clare Shepardson 
    Born 2 Mar 1913  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth Record of Velma Clare Shepardson
    Birth Record of Velma Clare Shepardson
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1930  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1934  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1935  Carrol County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1940  Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1996  Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 16 Sep 1996  West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 11, 12
    Agency: Quaboag Nursing Home 
    • The SSDI has her death date as 15 September 1996.
    Obituary 17 Sep 1996  [12
    BARRE - Velma (Shepardson) Bryant, 83, of 46B Kendall St., a retired high school cook, died yesterday in Quaboag Nursing Home, West Brookfield, after an illness.

    She leaves her husband of 63 years, Merton E. Bryant; three sons, Bruce S. Bryant of Oklahoma City, Douglas E. Bryant of Cleveland and Raymond A. Bryant of Barre; a sister, Stella E. Keenan of Barre; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. A brother, Victor Shepardson of Phillipston, died last February. Born in Phillipston, daughter of Detroit and Neva (Baker) Shepardson, she lived most of her life in Barre. She graduated from Athol High School.

    Mrs. Bryant worked for 10 years at Barre Wool Combing Co. and then worked at several area restaurants. Later, she was a pastry cook at Barre High School, retiring in 1975. She was a member of Barre Congregational Church.


    17 September 1996 Worcester Telegram & Gazette 
    SSN 021-24-0230  [5
    Buried Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I1117  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  [1, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • 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 Merton Ellis Bryant,   b. 30 Apr 1914, Eaton Carrol County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1998, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Marriage Intentions 3 Jun 1933  [17
    Married 8 Jun 1933  Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 13, 15, 17
    • According to Stella Keenan, they were married in Maine.
    Marriage Record of Velma Clare Shepardson and Merton Ellis Bryant
    Marriage Record of Velma Clare Shepardson and Merton Ellis Bryant
    Children 
     1. Bruce Shepardson Bryant,   b. 20 Apr 1935, Eaton Carrol County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 2000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     2. Douglas Edward Bryant
     3. Raymond Alfred Bryant,   b. 3 Mar 1946, Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 2004, Venice, Sarasota County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1913 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded, age 6, while living with her parents. - 1920 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded, age 17, while living with her parents. - 1930 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1933 - Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    1652 Main Street - 1934 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Carrol County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 27 - 1940 - Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1996 - Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Quaboag Nursing Home - 16 Sep 1996 - West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Shepardson, David P. Descendants of Hannah Delvee, (Coon Valley, Wisconsin: manuscript, 7 February 2000).

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

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

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

    5. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    6. [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

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

    8. [S846] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Athol, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1934

    9. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: m-t0627-01645; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 14-21

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

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

    12. [S1233] Obituary of Velma Shepardson Bryant, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 17 September 1996).

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

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

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

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

    17. [S803] New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Velma Clare Shepardson and Merton Ellis Bryant