WILLIAM B. SHEPHERD.-Among the well-known residents of Haddon township is William B. Shepherd, who, as a liveryman, is carrying on a substantial business in Carlisle, having an extensive patronage. A son of the late William B. Shepherd, Sr., he was born in this township, May 24, 1863, and was here brought up and educated.

William B. Shepherd, Sr., was born in Sullivan, Indiana, in 1836, and died on his home farm, in Haddon township, in 1886. In the early '50s, following the trail of the gold seekers, he went to California, and for awhile was employed in mining, but without meeting with the anticipated success. Somewhat disappointed in the result of his venture, he returned to Sullivan county, and for awhile lived at Shaker Prairie. Subsequently, in company with Josiah Wolfe, he embarked in business as a general merchant and a grain dealer, being first located at Griswold, Knox county, and afterwards in Carlisle. Subsequently buying land in Haddon township, he was engaged in agricultural labors until his death. He was a Democrat in politics, a member of the local Grange, and belonged to the Christian church, of which his widow is still a member. He married Elizabeth Summers, who was born in Sullivan, in 1842, and is now living on the old Shepherd homestead. Their union was blessed by the birth of seven children, namely: Thomas G., residing with his widowed mother on the home farm, in Haddon township; Solomon G., of Gill township; William B., of this brief sketch; Estella May, wife of Alonzo Pifer, of Gill township; John, deceased; Effie, wife of F. M. Bland, of Gill township; and Carrie J., wife of William Willis, of Hamilton township.

Educated in the district schools, and reared to agricultural pursuits, William B. Shepherd assumed the management of the home estate upon the death of his father, carrying it 011 for four years. Locating then in Carlisle, he embarked in the livery business, and a year later admitted to partnership Rush McCammon, with whom he was associated for two years as junior member of the firm of McCammon & Shepherd. Selling out his interest then to Frank Risinger, he was for twelve years engaged in the retail liquor business in Carlisle, closing out April 3, 1908. Two weeks later, on April 15, 1908, Mr. Shepherd and Mr. McCammon again entered into partnership, and are now carrying on a good business as proprietors of a livery and feed stable. Politically, Mr. Shepherd is identified with the Democratic party, and fraternally he belongs to Eagle Lodge No. 996, at Sullivan, Indiana.

On February 18, 1883, Mr. Shepherd married Elizabeth Wagner, who was born in Ohio, in 1864, a daughter of John Wagner, who came to Indiana about 1870, and located first in Gill township, later settling in Sullivan, where he spent his last years. Of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd, two are dead, the second child having died in infancy, and John, the third child, having also passed to the life beyond. Four are living, namely: Howard Floyd, born October 6, 1884, is engaged in the livery business with his father; Paul, born September 24, 1888, was graduated from the Carlisle high school in 1907, and is now in the employ of P. L. Hoover & Brothers, in Carlisle; Hazel, torn February 28, 1892, attends the Carlisle high school, belonging to the class of 1909; and Helen, born February 3, 1900. Mrs. Shepherd is a member of the Christian church.