Shepard, Maurice 1854 - 1897
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:02:27
Source: Decorah Republican Oct. 7, 1897 P 3 C 4
Crushed to Death in a Stone quarry.
Waterloo Reporter:—While working an old stone quarry, three miles down the river from Janesville, Maurice Shepard yesterday, Sept. 27th, afternoon met a sudden death. With his son, Clarke Shepherd, and an other man named John Sotterly, they were taking out some rock to use for building purposes. Without warning the rock scaled off from above them and the older man was struck down, probably meeting instant death, and was buried beneath an immense heap of broken stone and dirt.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born May 31, 1854 and died Sept. 27, 1897. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery.
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