Robert Shepler (1886 - 1967)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Robert Shepler’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Robert so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Robert’s biography.

Robert Shepler Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Robert Shepler and his immediate Shepler family. Add to Robert Shepler's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Robert.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Robert Shepler? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Robert finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Robert attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Robert did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Robert Shepler is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Robert's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Robert's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Robert a religious man? Add Robert’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Robert during various points of his life.

Timeline

1886 - In the year that Robert Shepler was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

1934 - When he was 48 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1961 - Robert was 75 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

1964 - By the time he was 78 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1967 - In the year of Robert Shepler's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

Robert Shepler Family Tree

Who was Robert’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Robert’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Robert's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Robert Shepler
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Robert's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Robert Shepler is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Robert Shepler passed away in January 1967 at age 80. There is no known cause of death. He was born on June 12, 1886. We have no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Shepler had been residing in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Memories

What do you remember about Robert Shepler? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Robert is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Robert Shepler

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources