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Sheppard, Sam (29 December 1923–06 April 1970), osteopath and murder suspect, was born Samuel Holmes Sheppard in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard Allen Sheppard, an osteopath, and his wife, Ethel Niles Sheppard. Young Sam's father had founded a flourishing osteopathic clinic in Cleveland, and the family, which included two other sons, enjoyed a prosperous, upper-middle-class life. After graduating in 1942 from Cleveland Heights High School, where he was a popular athlete and a good student, Sam Sheppard enrolled at the Los Angeles College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons to prepare for a career as an osteopath. In February 1945, while still a student there, he married Florence Marilyn Reese, known as Marilyn, a high school classmate and longtime girlfriend then in her senior year at Skidmore College. The couple lived in Los Angeles for several years while Sheppard completed his medical studies, and during that time their only child, Samuel Reese Sheppard, was born....


Andrew Taylor Still Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-111668).


Still, Andrew Taylor (06 August 1828–12 December 1917), physician and founder of osteopathy, was born in Jonesville, Virginia, the son of Abraham Still, a Methodist minister and physician, and Martha Poage Moore. Still’s father held various church appointments on the western frontier, and the family eventually settled in Baldwin, Kansas. Still’s early education was interrupted by these moves, but he received some formal schooling in classrooms and through tutors until the age of twenty. Although he subsequently studied medicine with his father, he never attended a medical school before starting his practice as a physician in the 1850s. In 1849 he met and married Mary Margaret Vaughan; they had five children....