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Stella Adenia Shepardson

Female 1916 - 2007  (91 years)


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  • Name Stella Adenia Shepardson 
    Born 8 Sep 1916  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth Record of Stella Ademir Shepardson
    Birth Record of Stella Ademir Shepardson
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1930  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1940  Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1996  Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Died 20 Sep 2007  Venice, Sarasota County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 11, 12
    Obituary 27 Sep 2007  [12
    VENICE, FL Stella Adenia Keenan (91), passed away in Venice, Florida Thursday, Sept 20th. Prior to moving to Florida and being cared for by Jacqueline Bryant, Adenia was a long time resident of Barre, MA.

    Adenia was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, John (Jack) Keenan. She is not survived by either of her parents nor her five brothers and sisters. Although she had no children, she was a strong influence in the lives of her nephews: Douglas Bryant of Florida, Bruce Bryant and Raymond Bryant (both deceased), Walter Hood of NH and Bob Ford of Florida. She left many grand nieces and nephews who will miss her greatly.

    Born in Phillipston, MA, Adenia spent her early years on the Baker farm and graduated from Athol High School. After marrying and moving to Barre, Adenia spent many years working at the Barre Wool Combing Co. until it closed in the 1970s.

    In addition to working, Adenia was a member of the Barre Congregational Church and very involved in the Lady's Auxiliary for the American Legion Post 2 for 59 years. While with the Auxiliary, Adenia held many offices including the presidency. Adenia enjoyed her time with the Auxiliary and took great pride in marching in the Memorial Day parades and the placing of the wreaths on the various war memorials.

    Adenia enjoyed attending all of the sporting events of her nieces and nephews in Barre as well as the Barre Community Band Concerts. She also enjoyed hosting the Keenan family deer hunting parties every fall. Most of all, she will be missed as the hub for all family news. With her manual typewriter she wrote hundreds of letters each year updating family and friends on local news and gossip.  
    SSN 034-20-4339  [4
    Buried Glen Valley Cemetery, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I1118  Delvee Family | Clan of Lucy, Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Hannah
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 

    Father Detroit Grant Shepardson,   b. 16 May 1867, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1937, Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Neva Maud Baker,   b. 25 Apr 1875, Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1930, Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 30 Sep 1908  Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • The New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index gives their marriage place as Brattleboro, Vermont.
    Marriage Record of Neva M. Baker and Detroit G. Shepardson
    Marriage Record of Neva M. Baker and Detroit G. Shepardson
    Family ID F643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John A. Keenan,   b. 28 May 1913, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1998  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1937  Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13
    Last Modified 18 May 2014 
    Family ID F733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1916 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded, age 3, while living with her parents. - 1920 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded, age 13, while living with her parents. - 1930 - Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1937 - Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 23 - 1940 - Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1996 - Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 2007 - Venice, Sarasota County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Glen Valley Cemetery, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Shepardson, David P. Descendants of Hannah Delvee, (Coon Valley, Wisconsin: manuscript, 7 February 2000).

    2. [S800] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Birth Record of Stella Ademir Shepardson

    3. [S825] Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970, Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    4. [S911] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc).

    5. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    6. [S499] 1920 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_748; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 136

    7. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).

    8. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: m-t0627-01645; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 14-21

    9. [S117] Obituary M. L. Miller "Well Known Auctioneer Miller, Dies", (Athol, Massachusetts: Athol Daily News, 1 October 1998).

    10. [S1233] Obituary of Velma Shepardson Bryant, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 17 September 1996).

    11. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Memorial ID 66892521 Stella Adenia Keenan

    12. [S1234] Obituary of Stella Adenia Keenan, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 27 September 2007).

    13. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    14. [S827] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Neva M. Baker and Detroit G. Shepardson

    15. [S747] New Hampshire Marriage Records Index 1637-1947, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    16. [S868] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).