Philadelphia and Popular Philadelphians
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...he was compelled to earn his own living and began his experience in the great school of life. He came to Philadelphia in 184o, and for three years worked at odd jobs whenever he had an opportunity, meanwhile looking about him to learn some mechanical trade. Finally he obtained an opening and in July, 1843, entered a brass and iron foundry. He soon became a skillful moulder and won the confidence and appreciation of his employers. He kept closely to work for six years, saving up his money with the intention to commence business on h1s own account. When the stove foundry had been established for a number of years Mr. Sheppard became one of its originators and a Director 1n the National Security Bank of Philadelphia; later he was elected its President, which position he still holds. He is a Director in the Northern Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Philadelphia. He is prominent in religious circles, is an active member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and Superintendent of the Sunday School of the church to which he belongs. He was a delegate to the Diocesan Convention and took part in the election of three bishops of the church in Pennsylvania. He is also prominent in several fraternal organizations-He was elected Grand Master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania in 1874. In 1877 he was elected to represent the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Order. He is President of one the societies of organized charity and is connected with numerous other benevolent organizations. He served three terms as a member of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania, and that part of his service in Harrisburg in which he has the greatest pride is that he was one of the originators and had charge of the bill which...
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