Ellen V Shepard



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Ellen Virlinda Shepard
Ellen Shepard
Ella Shepard tintype
Born: 1850 Vermillion Co., IN    
Died: 03 May 1876 Vermillion Co., IN
 Northwestern Christian Advocate June 1, 1876
Hoosier State  May 11, 1876
Buried: Memorial Chapel Cemetery, Newport, Vermillion, IN  


Ben Shepard


Eliza Johnson

Died of "spotted fever" after an illness of 11 days.  Age 25.


Newport Hoosier State
Thursday, May 11, 1876

Miss Ella Shepard, an estimable and highly respected lady of this township, a daughter of Benjamin Shepard, died of spotted fever on Wednesday of last week, at the age of 25 years. Funeral services were held at the home of the deceased on Friday last, Rev. J.W. Parrett officiating, after which her remains were followed by a large number of friends to Vermillion Cemetery and there laid away to rest in the silent tomb.

Thursday, June 1, 1876
From Northwestern Christian Advocate

Ellen V. Shepard died in Vermillion County, IN, May 3, 1876, aged 25. She was a lady of amiable disposition, more than ordinary intelligence, and much culture. But with these she had sought and obtained the better adorning of the pearl of great price. Six years ago, while away from home, she gave her heart to the Savior, and received the seal of adoption. She wrote tenderly to her parents concerning her religious experience, and immediately on her return home, united with the M.E. Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. During her sickness, which lasted 11 days, she gave many clear and strong testimonies to the power of Divine grace to save, and in the midst of great pain, would sing the praise of Jesus. A large circle of relatives and numerous acquaintances mourn, but not without hope. She died as the Christian dieth.