Author Topic: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario  (Read 1218 times)

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #27 on: Friday 12 July 19 08:08 BST (UK) »

Background info - Husband of Joan Lancaster/Leonard - Elmore "Dutch" Leonard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmore_Leonard

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #28 on: Friday 12 July 19 10:06 BST (UK) »
quote - reply 18 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index - Howard L Shepard - 13 December 1893 - claim date 19 November 1959 -

Wonder if this claim refers to death, it doesn't say but there is nothing for Howard on the SSDI that I could see with a birth date of 13/12/1893 ?  Or could they have retired to Canada ?

Couldn't see anything on the SSDI for Allie Vernon Shepard with a birth date 8/11/1898 unless I missed them both  :-\

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #29 on: Friday 12 July 19 10:26 BST (UK) »
The mother of Howard Lyman Shepard - Ada R Tainer/Shepard 21 July 1864 - 2 March 1941 - is buried Mount Hope Cemetery Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan.
Could Howard Lyman and Allie be buried in that cemetery ?

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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186920523/ada-r-shepard

The brother Benjamin Shepard  who died 20 August 1920 is also buried at Lapeer Michigan.

Ada and Elick/Alex Shepard divorced.

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #30 on: Friday 12 July 19 11:31 BST (UK) »

Obit for Clare Shepard - son of Howard Lyman Shepard and Allie Vernon Atkin

http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/mi/mi-oakland24.htm

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #31 on: Friday 12 July 19 11:52 BST (UK) »
Still exploring the fringes of this one - looking for obits which might mention Howard, Allie or Harold.
Howard Lyman Shepard has a sister who was Gemith R Shepard on the 1910 census Adams Street Lapeer Ward 2, Lapeer, Michigan

Ada R Shepard  45-  deceased 1941 Michigan
Benjiman W Shepard 20 - deceased Michigan 1920
Howard Shepard  16 -  ??? ??? ???
Alvin W Shepard  12 -  (William deceased 1957 Shelby Tennessee)
Gemith R Shepard  6


https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLR9-88S

1920 Lapeer Ward 2, Lapeer, Michigan,

Ada R Shepard 55 years
Guneth R Sheppard 16 years

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZQ4-MHH

brother William Alvin Shepard - 1897 - 1957

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Memphis National Cemetery Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
PLOT   C, 45

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #32 on: Friday 12 July 19 11:53 BST (UK) »

1940 Jefferson Street Utica, Macomb, Michigan.

Samuel Mc Lain  36
Gernith Mc Lain 36
Nancy R Mc Lain 5
Samuel A Mc Lain 2
Ada Sheperd 75 widowed. mother-in-law.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4GF-7V4

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #33 on: Friday 12 July 19 12:01 BST (UK) »
FIND A GRAVE

Gernith Ruth McLain - 14 June 1903 - 22 August 1987

Utica Cemetery Utica, Macomb County, Michigan.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163757449/gernith-r-mclain

Samuel T McLain - 1903 - 1985

Utica Cemetery Utica, Macomb County, Michigan.
Plot   Section K Plot 13 Grave 3

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6706962/samuel_t-mclain

son Samuel A McLain 1937 - 1983

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6706942/samuel-a_-mclain

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Edit Added a McLain relative with an ancestry tree - lives in Tennessee - logged in last month - no info on Howard  ??? Drat !!!!
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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #34 on: Friday 12 July 19 22:09 BST (UK) »
Wow!  Fantastic research, Sandra!

In your reply #30, there is mentions of children.  One in particular, B.T. of Birmingham, Michigan has a high online presence (facebook, phone listing etc) so she might be worth Daretodiscover contacting?  She may have some early childhood memories, or at least heard the stories about Edward.

Still sifting through all the names Sandra found, so there might be others yet! 

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Re: Harold Atkin, RCAF of Leamington, Ontario
« Reply #35 on: Monday 15 July 19 03:14 BST (UK) »
Sandra, you have gone above and beyond. My thanks.

Bbart, thank you again.

I've written a letter to BT in Birmingham.

This really is a strange one. But it will be solved.

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