John Snyder Halley

M, b. 17 July 1866, d. 18 May 1926
John Snyder Halley and Elizabeth Opp - Marriage Annoucement
The Helena Weekly World (Helena, Arkansas) - November 9, 1898 - Page 04
     John Snyder Halley was born on 17 July 1866 in Mississippi. He was the son of W. F. Halley and Isabel Farley. John Snyder Halley married Elizabeth Gertrude Opp on 1 November 1898 at Tunica, Mississippi. John Snyder Halley died on 18 May 1926 in Lee County, Arkansas, at age 59. He was buried on 19 May 1926 at Cedar Heights Cemetery, Marianna, Lee County, Arkansas.

Elizabeth Gertrude Opp

F, b. 2 January 1875, d. 13 March 1948
Elizabeth Gertrude (Opp) Halley - Obituary
The Commercial Appeal - March 14, 1948 - Page 31
     Elizabeth Gertrude Opp was born on 2 January 1875 in Helena, Arkansas. As of 1 November 1898,her married name was Halley. She married John Snyder Halley, son of W. F. Halley and Isabel Farley, on 1 November 1898 at Tunica, Mississippi. Elizabeth Gertrude Opp died on 13 March 1948 in Lee County, Arkansas, at age 73. She was buried at Cedar Heights Cemetery, Marianna, Lee County, Arkansas.

Hezekiah Bradley

M, b. 16 December 1831, d. 7 February 1891
     Hezekiah Bradley was born on 16 December 1831 in Ohio. He was the son of William F. Bradley and Rachel Cullum. Hezekiah Bradley died on 7 February 1891 at age 59.

Ferby Bradley

F, b. 23 April 1833, d. 31 October 1893
     Ferby Bradley was born on 23 April 1833 in Ohio. She was the daughter of William F. Bradley and Rachel Cullum. Ferby Bradley died on 31 October 1893 in Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, at age 60.

William Bradley

M, b. circa 1839
     William Bradley was born circa 1839 in Indiana. He was the son of William F. Bradley and Rachel Cullum.

Charles Gordon Shepherd II

M, b. 3 June 1915, d. 11 May 1945
Charles Gordon Shepard to Dorothy Connese (Hunter) Bradley
Correspondence dated January 28, 1943 from the U.S.S. Phoenix (US Navy) during World War II
     Charles Gordon Shepherd II was born on 3 June 1915 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. He was the son of Charles Gordon Shepherd and Georgie M. Pesold. He served in the US Navy during World War II. In 1943, he served aboard the U.S.S. Phoenix. USS Phoenix (CL-46), was a light cruiser of the Brooklyn-class cruiser family.

In 1945, he served on the U.S.S. Evans.

“The longest and hardest battle in the history of naval warfare,” wrote a New York Times correspondent of Okinawa, which in the spring of 1945 became synonymous with the word “kamikaze.” For nearly three months, the 2,100-ton Fletchers formed the core of the destroyer force assigned to radar picket stations there. Offshore, as the Navy’s first line of defense, they faced an unrelenting threat of attack—and when it came, none survived against more overwhelming odds nor proved herself more worthy of a distinguished namesake than the “Fighting Bob,” USS Evans (DD 552).
A high-bridge ship, the second USS Evans was the third of seven 2,100-tonners built by Gulf Shipbuilding, Chickasaw, Alabama. Laid down with John D. Henley on 21 July 1941, she was not launched until 4 October 1942 and commissioned only on 11 December 1943. In time, the two ships joined Gulf’s first two destroyers, Capps and David W. Taylor, to form Destroyer Division 102 in Destroyer Squadron 51.

After shakedown, Evans sailed to Pearl Harbor and then to the base at Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands on 29 March 1944. After antisubmarine patrols among nearby Japanese-held atolls and training back in Hawaii, she was attached to the Fifth Fleet, which sortied on 13 June for the Mariana Islands. During the assault on Saipan that began on the 15th, she screened a fueling and aircraft replacement group. She continued to operate from Eniwetok during the remainder of the Marianas operation and the assault on the Palaus that followed on 26 August.

From 30 October through 11 January 1945, Evans operated from Ulithi on patrol and escort duty. After participating in a bombardment of Yap, 11–13 January, she moved to Saipan, from which she screened transports for the Iwo Jima landings beginning on 19 February. Following up with shore bombardment, she screened escort carriers until 8 March, when she returned to Ulithi.

On 21 March, Evans and her carriers sortied for pre-invasion air strikes on Okinawa. She remained with them through the 1 April assault until 2 May, when she stood into the nearby Kerama Retto anchorage.

So long as the American people can build ships like the Evans and produce sons like the officers and men who man her, the country is secure.

— Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

On 10 May, Evans and the Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer Hugh W. Hadley were assigned to Radar Picket Station No. 15, 40 miles northwest of the Okinawa Transport Area. The following morning, they and accompanying landing craft “pall bearers” were attacked by multiple waves of enemy Japanese planes, 156 at best estimate. Operating generally within supporting distance one another, Evans and Hadley successfully defended themselves for more than an hour until both they and their combat air patrol of Marine Corsairs ran low on ammunition.

An hour and a quarter into the battle, four kamikazes crashed Evans in quick succession, flooding her after engineering spaces
[Charles Gordon Shepherd, Jr was the Chief Watertender aboard the USS Evans]. Without power, her crew resorted to using portable fire extinguishers and bucket brigades to save her. The attacks ceased as the landing craft moved in to assist.

Including the planes that struck her, Evans received credit for splashing 19 aircraft plus four more shared with Hadley,
at a cost of 32 killed and 27 wounded. Together, the two destroyers accounted for a record 42 enemy aircraft. Both ships were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for this action.

Taken under tow, Evans made Kerama Retto on 14 May for emergency repairs and then continued under tow to San Francisco, where she was not restored but decommissioned on 7 November and sold for scrap on 11 February 1947.

In addition to her Presidential Unit Citation, the “Fighting Bob” earned five service stars during World War II.
Charles Gordon Shepherd II died on 11 May 1945 at age 29 as a result of multiple kamikaze attacks on the USS Evans near Okinawa. He was buried on 7 April 1949 at Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee; His body was returned from the cemetery at Zamami Shima Cemetery, Okinawa, Ryukyu Retto.

Norma Louise Shepherd

F, b. 10 June 1914, d. 15 September 1994
     Norma Louise Shepherd was born on 10 June 1914 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Charles Gordon Shepherd and Georgie M. Pesold. As of 9 June 1938,her married name was Young. Norma Louise Shepherd married Sam Porter Young on 9 June 1938 at Crittenden County, Arkansas. Norma Louise Shepherd died on 15 September 1994 at age 80. She was buried at Tyronza Cemetery, Tyronza, Poinsett County, Arkansas.

Sam Porter Young

M
     Sam Porter Young married Norma Louise Shepherd, daughter of Charles Gordon Shepherd and Georgie M. Pesold, on 9 June 1938 at Crittenden County, Arkansas.

George Patrick Shepherd

M, b. 6 June 1933, d. 7 October 2013
     George Patrick Shepherd was born on 6 June 1933 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. He was the son of Charles Gordon Shepherd and Georgie M. Pesold. He served in the US Army during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. George Patrick Shepherd married Mary Alice Christian on 4 January 1956 at Hidalgo County, Texas. George Patrick Shepherd died on 7 October 2013 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 80. He was buried at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Mary Alice Christian

F
     Mary Alice Christian married George Patrick Shepherd, son of Charles Gordon Shepherd and Georgie M. Pesold, on 4 January 1956 at Hidalgo County, Texas.

Thomas Michael Shepherd

M, b. 1935, d. 2018
     Thomas Michael Shepherd was born in 1935 in Tennessee. He was the son of Charles Gordon Shepherd and Georgie M. Pesold. Thomas Michael Shepherd died in 2018. He was buried at Green Valley Cemetery, Rescue, El Dorado County, California.

Helen West

F
     Helen West married Hoyt Thomas Bagwell, son of Wiley Jackson Bagwell and Beulah Liza “Eliza” Merrick, after 1970.

Child of Helen West and Hoyt Thomas Bagwell

Thomas Bagwell

M
     Thomas Bagwell is the son of Hoyt Thomas Bagwell and Helen West.

Katheleen Bagwell

F
     Katheleen Bagwell is the daughter of Manuel Wilson Bagwell and Lilly Louise Simpson.

Oliver Perry Dudleston

M, b. 6 November 1874, d. 29 October 1948
     Oliver Perry Dudleston was born on 6 November 1874 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He was the son of William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston. Oliver Perry Dudleston married Mary C. Maher on 30 July 1893. Oliver Perry Dudleston married Stella M Perrigo on 12 November 1902. Oliver Perry Dudleston married Dell M. DeVault on 13 April 1910. Oliver Perry Dudleston died on 29 October 1948 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, at age 73


Oliver P. Dudleston, 76, of 13 South Seventh street, died at 2:15 a. m. Friday at the Home hospital, where he had been a patient 10 days.
He formerly was employed in the horticulture department at Purdue university. Born near Granville, he spent his life in Tippecanoe county and married Rose Fleming Nov. 12, 1916. He belonged to the First Christian church and the Sons of Union Veterans and besides his widow is survived by a daughter, Mrs Myrtle Bradley, West. Point.
Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana. 29 Oct 1948, Fri • Page 13
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Indiana Death Certificate:
Married
Father: William Duddleston
Mother: Louiza Doyle
Spouse: Rose Duddleston
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He married to Mary C Maher 30 Jul 1893
He married to Stella M. Perrigo: 12 Nov 1902
He married to Della M DeVault 13 Apr 1910.


He was buried at Spring Vale Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Children of Oliver Perry Dudleston and Mary C. Maher

Mary C. Maher

F, b. 1874, d. 18 January 1902
     Mary C. Maher was born in 1874 in Putnam County, Indiana. As of 30 July 1893,her married name was Dudleston. She married Oliver Perry Dudleston, son of William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston, on 30 July 1893. Mary C. Maher died on 18 January 1902 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. She was buried at Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Children of Mary C. Maher and Oliver Perry Dudleston

Marguerite Louise Dudleston

F, b. 1895, d. 5 May 1912
     Marguerite Louise Dudleston was born in 1895. She was the daughter of Oliver Perry Dudleston and Mary C. Maher. Marguerite Louise Dudleston died on 5 May 1912. She was buried at Spring Vale Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Ollie Marie Dudleston

F, b. 19 June 1897, d. 28 March 1932
     Ollie Marie Dudleston was born on 19 June 1897 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Oliver Perry Dudleston and Mary C. Maher. Ollie Marie Dudleston died on 28 March 1932 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, at age 34. She was buried at Bethel Cemetery, Attica, Fountain County, Indiana.

Walter Dudleston

M, b. 1899, d. 16 December 1901
     Walter Dudleston was born in 1899 in Indiana. He was the son of Oliver Perry Dudleston and Mary C. Maher. Walter Dudleston died on 16 December 1901 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He was buried at Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Stella M Perrigo

F
     Stella M Perrigo married Oliver Perry Dudleston, son of William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston, on 12 November 1902.

Dell M. DeVault

F
     Dell M. DeVault married Oliver Perry Dudleston, son of William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston, on 13 April 1910.

William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston

M, b. 6 April 1832, d. 12 September 1913
     William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston was born on 6 April 1832 in Kentucky. He married Louisa Doyle on 28 June 1857. He served in Co. G, 72nd Illinois Infantry in the Union Army during the Civil War. William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston married Mary Cox on 11 August 1903 at Tippecanoe County, Indiana. William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston died on 12 September 1913 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, at age 81. He was buried at West Point Cemetery, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Child of William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston

Louisa Doyle

F, b. 11 November 1839, d. 2 January 1888
     Louisa Doyle was born on 11 November 1839 in Ireland. As of 28 June 1857,her married name was Dudleston. She married William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston on 28 June 1857. Louisa Doyle died on 2 January 1888 in Indiana at age 48. She was buried at West Point Cemetery, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Mary Cox

F, b. 1 January 1837, d. 23 October 1913
     Mary Cox was born on 1 January 1837 in Indiana. As of 11 August 1903,her married name was Dudleston. She married William McDonald "Buck" Dudleston on 11 August 1903 at Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Mary Cox died on 23 October 1913 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, at age 76.

(?) Andrews

M
     (?) Andrews married Nancy Ann Martin circa 1868.

Child of (?) Andrews and Nancy Ann Martin

Penny Elaine (?)

F
     Penny Elaine (?) married Jerry Alan Bagwell, son of Harold Elijah Bagwell and Lucille Stewart, after 1980.

Child of Penny Elaine (?) and Jerry Alan Bagwell

Sherion (?)

F
     Sherion (?) married Jeffrey Scott Bagwell, son of Harold Elijah Bagwell and Lucille Stewart, after 1980.

Jarrett Elijah Bagwell

M
     Jarrett Elijah Bagwell is the son of Jerry Alan Bagwell and Penny Elaine (?)

Jimmy Bagwell

M
     Jimmy Bagwell is the son of Harold Wright Bagwell Jr. and Molly Davis.

Priscilla Ford

F
     Priscilla Ford married Captain Josiah Bass, son of Samuel Bass and Abigail Crosby, in 1821.1

Citations

  1. [S7214] Captain Josiah Bass Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27933702