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Sara and Henrietta Shriver

Sara and Henrietta Shriver Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Sara Van Lear Shriver, (1845 - 1920) and Henrietta Jane Shriver, (1814 - 1863)

They are both buried in Cumberland’s Rose Hill Cemetery and are, respectively, the grand-mother and great grandmother of Sargent Shriver (1915-2011), who helped create and run the Peace Corps, Special Olympics, and Head Start Programs.

Joseph Shriver, the husband of Henrietta, worked on the National Road, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and later became a prominent banker in Cumberland, Maryland, as a founder and President of the Cumberland Bank of Allegany County (later First National Bank of Cumberland). His son Henry, who was a druggist in Cumberland, married Sara Van Lear Perry.


Text - Albert Feldstein, photograph - Angela Feldstein

The photograph, taken in 1999, is of Sargent Shriver (1915-2011) and Al Feldstein, visiting one of the Shriver family crypts in Cumberland.


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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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