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Margaret McLean (Hemingway) Shepherd (abt. 1857 - 1939)

Margaret McLean Shepherd formerly Hemingway aka Michelson, Heminway
Born about in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married about 1877 (to about 1897) [location unknown]
Wife of — married after 1897 [location unknown]
Died in New Providence, Bahamasmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jun 2016
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Margaet McLean Heminway was born in 1857 in New York. She was the daughter of Albert Gallatin Heminway b. 1824 New York, and Olivia Pattison Heminway. Her father was a wealthy New York stockbroker and lawyer, per the wikipedia article noted below.

She married Albert Abraham Michelson. They had three children: Albert Heminway Michelson, Elsa Michelson and Truman Michelson.

Her second spouse was Robert Barnes Shepherd of Virginia. He is buried in St. Matthews graveyard, Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas .

She was a witness, along with Robert Barnes Shepherd, at the 1913 marriage of her daughter Elsa Michelson to Paul Aitken Meeres in New Providence, Bahamas.

She passed away at age 82 in the Bahamas. Her cause of death was listed as "shock from accident."


  • LDS Family Search:
  • Bahamas Civil Marriages & Deaths (Age 82)
  • "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Margaret Mc_Lean Heminway, Christening, 25 Apr 1857; citing ZION EPISCOPAL,PALMYRA,WAYNE,NEW YORK, reference ; FHL microfilm 928,065.
  • "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 June 2019), Margaret M Hemmingway in entry for Rose Farrell, 1870, New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 August 2017), Margart M Hemingway in household of Albert Hemingway, New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 114, sheet 9A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,946.
  • "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Margaret McLean Heminway, 1873; citing Passport Application, United States, source certificate #, Passport Applications, 10/31/1795 - 12/31/1905., 199, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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