Born: Au­gust 7, 1852, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 15, 1930, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Sheppard at­tend­ed Will­iam Few­smith’s Clas­sic­al School and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia (val­e­dic­tor­i­an, 1872). In 1875, he moved to Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, to take charge of the found­ry for his fa­ther’s stove and heat­er man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­ny. Franklin at­tend­ed the Zi­on Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal Church in Bos­ton, but lat­er switched to Pres­by­ter­i­an­ism. He event­u­al­ly joined the Se­cond Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, and be­came pres­i­dent of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tions and Sab­bath-School Work. In 1915, he ed­it­ed the Pres­by­ter­i­an song book Al­le­lu­ia.

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