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 Jean Shepherd's 1st wife was from Hammond
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Colonel

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Posted - 10/13/2014 :  19:30:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have determined that Shep's 1st wife was Barbara Mattoon from Hammond. In 1940, she was on a 10th-grade graduation committee at Edison School. We are trying to locate a picture of her. I believe she does not appear in the Hammond High yearbooks between 1940 and 1943.

Barbara was married to Shep in 1947 by the minister of the (then) First United Presbyterian Church in Hessville. According to wartime accounts in the Hammond Times, Barbara was quite pretty and carried on frequent correspondence with 31 different servicemen, signing each letter "with love." Anyone have any thoughts on locating a picture of Barbara? Or know what became of her after her brief marriage to Shep?

Colonel

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Posted - 12/26/2015 :  16:55:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have located Barbara's daughter from her second marriage. The daughter provided me with a great picture of her mother. She is indeed very attractive; looks just like a young Bette Davis.

Edited by - Colonel on 12/26/2015 16:57:31
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