|+||48||i.||Mary Francis4 Howland, born 02 Jun 1873 in Adams, Berkshire, MA; died 08 Jan 1926 in Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
|+||49||ii.||Ernest Daniel Howland, born 26 Aug 1874 in Adams, Berkshire, MA; died 03 Oct 1951 in Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
|+||50||iii.||Leon Edmund Howland, born 05 Nov 1879 in Adams, Berkshire, MA; died Mar 1965 in Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
|51||i.||Evelyn Elizabeth4 Hoxie, born 11 Apr 1921 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA.|
Notes for Evelyn Elizabeth Hoxie:|
born April 11, 1921 House of Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield
|52||ii.||Elaine Louise Hoxie, born 27 Jun 1926 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA.|
Notes for Elaine Louise Hoxie:|
born June 27, 1926 House of Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield
|53||i.||Ervin4 Shepard, born 27 Jan 1876 in Averill Park, Renesslear, NY; died 11 Jun 1962 in Adams, Berkshire, MA. He married Grace Avery 1904; born 08 Mar 1869 in Adams, Berkshire, MA; died 18 Dec 1946 in Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
Notes for Ervin Shepard:|
ERVIN SHEPARD(Charles J., Philander Sr., Bowen)
Was born January 27, 1876, Averill Park, Rensselaer Co., NY; died June 11, 1962, Adams, Berkshire Co., MA, age 86-4-14; Adopted child; married GRACE AVERY, About 1904; was born March 8, 1869, Adams, Berkshire Co., MA, a daughter of Lonso Shepard (born in Canada);died December 18, 1946, Adams, Berkshire Co., MA, age 77-9-10.
Notes for ERVIN SHEPARD:
Ervin (Irving, Erving) was the adopted son of Charles and Victoria. He was the son of Charles' sister Mary E. Shepherd. In his death record at the Adams Town Clerk's office his parents are listed as Charles Shepard and Mary (surname not listed). He died at the Adams Nursing Home from heart disease, had resided there for a little over a year, his home was at Quality Street in North Adams. He was an employee of the town of Adams highway department for 10 years earlier in his life, later had been employed for many years in the Berkshire Fine Spinning Co. as a woolen weaver.
Ervin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Adams. He did not belong to any organizations other than the Foresters, but he held two distinctions which made him well-known in Adams.
Throughout his life, Ervin regarded the paying of last respects to the dead with reverence and was meticulous about this duty. He never missed attending the wake of a friend or passing acquaintance to voice a short prayer for the departed.
His other life's distinction was a hobby which endeared him over many years to the children of the Quality Street neighborhood. Each year on his January 27th birthday he ordered a huge cake with candles, candy and toys, and staged a big birthday party to which all the children were invited and at which they always had a good time.
In the 1930 Adams census, Ervin's uncle Philander Shepard, Jr., was residing with him on Quality Street. Also residing there were Ervin's wife Grace A., age 56, and their grandson, Irving Murphy, age 18. Philander Jr. was a half-brother to both Ervin's birth mother (Mary Shepard) and his adopted father (Charles Shepard).
This was the second marriage for Grace. She was married first to unknown Murphy by whom she had a son, George. She died at their home on Quality Street; both she and Ervin are buried in the Maple Street Cemetery in North Adams. In this same lot are buried Alonzo Avery, died 1879 at age 38, Archie Mochon, and Mrs. Avery. Her newspaper obituary lists her husband and a son, George, of Hartford, CT., four grandchildren and two great grandchildren as surviving her.
1. Sand Lake Town Clerk's records for birth of Erving
2. Adams Town Clerk's records for death of Erving and Grace
3. 1930 Adams census for Erving
4. "The North Adams Transcript" newspaper obituary for Grace dated Wednesday, December 18, 1946 5. Cemetery Maple Street records at Adams Town Hall
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|54||ii.||Lester Shepard, born 1882 in No. Adams, Berkshire, MA; died 01 May 1916 in No. Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
Notes for Lester Shepard:|
LESTER SHEPARD(Charles J., Philander Sr., Bowen)
was born About January 1885;died May 1, 1916, North Adams, Berkshire Co., Mass.
Notes for LESTER SHEPARD:
Lester, as a son of Charles and Victoria, is from the 1880 and 1900 census records. He is buried in Cemetery Sand Lake Union in Lot #17 with his parents. There is an unnamed male Shepard born January 31, 1885 in the Sand Lake Town Clerk's records, probably Lester.
|+||55||iii.||Burt Willard Shepard, born 27 Sep 1883 in Averill Park, Renesslear, NY; died 17 Mar 1977 in Springfield, Hampden,MA.|
|+||56||iv.||George Jerome Sr. Shepard, born 15 Jan 1887 in Sand Lake, Renesslear, NY; died 21 Aug 1955 in Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
|57||v.||Silas J. Shepard, born 18 Jun 1890 in Sand Lake, Renesslear, NY; died 13 Mar 1891 in Sand Lake, Renesslear, NY.|
Notes for Silas J. Shepard:|
SILAS J. SHEPARD(Charles J., Philander Sr., Bowen)
Was born April 17, 1890, Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY21;died March 13, 1891, Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY from "LaGripp," age 10 months, 24 days; buried in Cemetery Sand Lake Union .
|+||58||vi.||Mary Anna Shepard, born 11 Dec 1891 in Sand Lake, Renesslear, NY; died 22 Jan 1978 in No. Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
|59||vii.||Charles Shepard, born 05 Oct 1896 in Adams, Berkshire, MA; died 16 Oct 1896 in Adams, Berkshire, MA.|
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