Ether Shepley to son G. F. Shepley, St. Louis, 1869Item 77736 info
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Family matters also occupied Shepley.
His father, Ether Shepley, a retired judge, wrote about his decision to live with another son, Leonard, upon the elder Shepley's return to Portland from St. Louis, where another son lived.
Ether Shepley's wife, Anne Foster Shepley, had died about a year previous. Shepley wrote that Leonard and his family felt slighted because the elder Shepley had never lived with them and jealous apparently because George and his family were more successful.
He also wrote about other family and political matters.
While the letter does not mention it, George Shepley's youngest daughter, Lucy, age 16, also died 1868.