Illinois Weekly Courier, Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL, November 20, 1889
"Old Uncle Stephen Shepherd, aged about 84 years, died last week at the home of his son-in-law,
Wyatt Howerton. His funeral was conducted by Rev. Ludwig, of Athensville. Mr. Howerton and wife
desire to express their heartfelt thanks to the many neighbors who have been so kind to them in their time of need."
Submitted by: Jim Kirk