Grace Thornton was born on July 29, 1874, in York, Ontario, She is the daughter of Robert Martin Thornton And Ellen Smith. She married Thomas Shepard on September 8, 1890 in Toronto. The couple had two children Ellen Nellie Shepard was born July 24, 1891. She married William Cain on June 24, 1907, in York, Ontario. They had three children: Thomas William born 1911, Grace Elizabeth 1912-1994, Verna Cain 1925-1996 L-Sgt James Shepard was born Sept 13,1893 in York Ontario. On May 23 1912 he married Lena McLeod. The couple had three children: Thomas, Marjory and Lillian. He died on Sep. 1, 1918 in France. James was killed in action during an attack on Crow's Nest & Chateau Wood. He was in the 15th Battalion.