1852–1930
portrait

Au­gust 7, 1852, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Feb­ru­a­ry 15, 1930, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Laurel Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Franklin was the son of Isaac Ap­plin Shep­pard and Car­o­line Ma­ry Holmes, and hus­band of Ma­ry Elea­nor Lee.

He attended Will­iam Few­smith’s Class­ic­al School and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia (val­e­dic­tor­i­an, 1872).

In 1875, he moved to Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, to take charge of the foundry for his father’s stove and heater manufacturing company.

He at­tend­ed the Zi­on Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal Church in Bos­ton, but la­ter switched to Pres­by­ter­i­an­ism. He eventually joined the Second Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, and became president of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Publications and Sabbath-School Work. In 1915, he edited the Pres­by­ter­ian song book Al­le­lu­ia.

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