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paul prendergast
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posted 01-11-2005 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul prendergast   Click Here to Email paul prendergast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did Alan Shepard have any children or is his wife still alive? I am trying to get info on him and I am not having a lot of luck.

Scott
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posted 01-11-2005 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
His wife Louise tragically died of a heart attack only one month after Admiral Shepard passed away.

He and Louise were survived by daughters Julie, Laura and Alice, and six grandchildren.

Tykeanaut
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posted 08-13-2013 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently, I have read that he was a descendent of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren.

413 is in
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posted 08-13-2013 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's worth noting that Shepard's daughter Alice is his wife Louise's niece, raised from an early age as their daughter. I don't know if she was formally adopted.

golddog
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posted 08-14-2013 03:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try the book "Light This Candle" by Neal Thompson.

moorouge
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posted 08-15-2013 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
Apparently, I have read that he was a descendent of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren.
If you go to the Plimouth Plantation just south of Boston, you can ask him yourself. Richard Warren that is, not Al Shepard.

On edit: Richard and Elizabeth had six children and these produced 55 grandchildren. It's possible that everyone in the States can trace their ancestry back to the Foundling Fathers!!!

Rick
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posted 09-10-2013 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I understand that Alan Shepard's brother served in Vietnam. If that's in fact the case, would anybody around these parts know the brother's name and in what capacity he served?

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