Bartlett Shappee (1912 - 1995)

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Nicknames: "Bart"
Birthplace: Casco Township, Allegan, MI
Death: Died in Saint Louis, MO, USA
Occupation: Insurance Salesman
Managed by: Judy Shappee
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About Bartlett Shappee

Bart was born in the Shappee home in Casco, Michigan. He attended Kalamazoo College and was a football star. Later he served in WWII. He was in insurance agent for Bankers Life and lived the last part of his life in Alton, Illinois.

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Bartlett Shappee's Timeline

1912
September 3, 1912
Casco Township, Allegan, MI
1917
1917
Age 4
Allegan, Michigan, United States

Photos taken during a family occasion. I estimate the year as 1917 owing to Frances, who looks around two years old. I love the Indian headdress on Jonnie; he used to call himself "The Chief" when I was a child. Notice the bare feet.

1925
1925
Age 12
Casco Township, Allegan, Michigan

The first McDowell School burned down in 1937.

1926
1926
Age 13
Allegan, Michigan, United States

The first McDowell School burned down in 1937.

1927
1927
Age 14
Allegan, Michigan, United States
1930
1930
Age 17
Allegan County, Michigan, United States

The 1930 U.S. Census of Michigan.

1931
June 11, 1931
Age 18
South Haven, Michigan
1937
1937
- 1939
Age 24
Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Bart played football at Kalamazoo College. He was known as "Powerhouse Shappee" and was honored as an All-Time Football Letterman by the College.

http://admissions.kzoo.edu/sports/fb/fbhistory/fblettermen.html


1941
April 18, 1941
- 1945
Age 28
France

Bart attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 18, 1941, in Kalamazoo, Mich. This was before WWII started in December of that year. The enlistment record states: 2 years college, civil occupation salesman, height 70, weight 181.

1942
September 19, 1942
Age 30