Robert M Shepard (1903 - 1991)

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Marilyn Shepard & Marion Sanders

Marilyn Shepard & Marion Sanders

George Gull Family

George Gull Family

Elnora & Leslie Shepard

Elnora & Leslie Shepard

John C. Shepard Family

John C. Shepard Family

Callie Shepard, ex-slave, Dallas

Callie Shepard, ex-slave, Dallas

Grandma Rose

Grandma Rose

Ray Shepard and son

Ray Shepard and son

Ernest Ray Shepard

Ernest Ray Shepard

Beryl and Ray Shepard and 2 Children

Beryl and Ray Shepard and 2 Children

Lou Hicks daughters

Lou Hicks daughters

Lou Hicks Shepard

Lou Hicks Shepard

Hattie E. Shepard Nickerson

Hattie E. Shepard Nickerson

Silas and Emma Lewis Sheppard's Family

Silas and Emma Lewis Sheppard's Family

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Marilyn Shepard & Marion Sanders George Gull Family Elnora & Leslie Shepard John C. Shepard Family

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1903 - In the year that Robert M Shepard was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1920 - Robert was 17 years old when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

1942 - By the time he was 39 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

1988 - By the time he was 85 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

1991 - In the year of Robert M Shepard's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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Robert M Shepard passed away on July 9, 1991 at 88 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on May 7, 1903. There is no information about Robert's immediate family.

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