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William Orville Shepard

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William Orville Shepard, American bishop.

Background

Shepard, William Orville was born on April 11, 1862 in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Son of William Harrison and Caroline L. (Reed) Shepard.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1885. Bachelor of Divinity, DePauw School of Theology, 1886. Doctor of Philosophy., Syracuse University, 1895.

Doctor of Divinity, DePauw, 1896. Doctor of Laws, same, 1912.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1886. Pastor of chs. in Chicago and vicinity, 1886-1909. District superintendent, Chicago Northern District, 1909-1912.

Bishop Methodist Episcopal Church, May since 1912. Author: Oakland Sermons, 1896.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Oakland Sermons, 1896.

Connections

Married Emily Odell, August 15, 1883.

father:
William Harrison Shepard

mother:
Caroline L. (Reed) Shepard

spouse:
Emily Odell