S. A. D. SHEPPARD
Samuel Arus Darlington Sheppard, of Amesbury, Mass., one of the best-known members of the pharmaceutical profession in
America, died Sunday, November 28th, at the home of his son, in Newton Centre, Mass., where he had gone a few days before to
For over fifty years Mr. Sheppard was prominently associated with pharmacy. He was born in Manchester, Mass., July 16, 1842,
and was graduated from the Classical High School in Salem, Mass., in 1858. He secured employment at once in a Salem drug
store, and spent ten years in that city. In 1868 he went to Boston, where he opened a drug store of his own at 881 Washington
street, near Warrenton street, but soon moved to 1121 Washington street, at the corner of Dover street, where he built up a large
and profitable business. His store for many years was the leading pharmacy in that section of Boston, and Mr. Sheppard became
known to thousands of Bostonians. He retired some fifteen years ago.
After he had established himself in Boston he attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and in 1874 was given the
degree of graduate in pharmacy. In 1908 he was given the degree of master in pharmacy by the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Mr. Sheppard served as president of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and many years as treasurer, later becoming
chairman of the board of trustees of funds. For many years, also, he was treasurer of the American Pharmaceutical Association.
His membership in that association extended over thirty years. Mr. Sheppard had also served as a trustee of the United States
Pharmacopoeia! Convention. He had also served as president of the Boston Druggists' Association, the oldest druggists'
association in Boston. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Pharmaceutical Association.
Mr. Sheppard was twice married. In 1869 he married Miss Emma J. Kimball, of Boston, and in 1890 he married Miss Helen M.
Pettengill. When Mr. Sheppard established his business in Boston, he made his home in Roxbury for a few years, and then
removed to Newton. In Newton he served in the board of aldermen and as a member of the board of health. Formerly he had been
a director in the South End National Bank of Boston, and at the time of his death was a trustee of the Boston Penny Savings Bank.
He was a member of Newton Lodge of Masons.
He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. Clara S. Blake, of Saco, Me.; Howard A. Sheppard, of Los Angeles, Cal.; and
Robert K. Sheppard, of Newton.
S.A.D. Sheppard & Co. Pharmacists