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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 703

G. W. SHEPHARD, liveryman, of the firm of Shephard & Rutledge, livery and sale stables, Petersburg; son of James and Margaret (Parke) Shephard, of Scotch-Irish origin; was born in Menard Co. Feb. 1, 1847; he was raised on a farm, and educated at district schools; obtained a good business education, and for a number of years taught school. He settled in Petersburg in 1872, and taught a nine-months' school, then bought a half-interest in this stable, which is now well stocked, and has acquired a good class of custom.

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