Dr. Ralph Alexius Shafer1

M, b. 25 October 1890, d. 26 June 1964
     Dr. Ralph Alexius Shafer was born on 25 October 1890 at Maryland.1 He married Sara Louise Shannon. Dr. Ralph Alexius Shafer died on 26 June 1964 at age 73. He was buried in June 1964 at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA, Findagrave #26361040.

Child of Dr. Ralph Alexius Shafer and Sara Louise Shannon

Citations

  1. [S766] 1920 Federal Census, Frederick County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Rolls 672-73; FHL #1820673-73.

Richard Chris Shafer1

M, b. 28 June 1925, d. 13 November 1999
     Richard Chris Shafer was also known as "RC". He was born on 28 June 1925 at Glasscock Co., TX.1 He was the son of Christian Shafer Jr. and Birdie Mae Pointer.1 Richard Chris Shafer married Emma Lee Cline, daughter of Edward Cline and Fernanda Lydia Zuehlke, in January 1950 at Curry Co. (probably), NM, marriage license reported in the 31 JAN 1950 issue of the Clovis News-Journal, page 9 (Newspapers.com). Richard Chris Shafer died on 13 November 1999 at Midland, Midland Co., TX, at age 74. He was buried in November 1999 at Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Glasscock Co., TX, Findagrave #92731432.

Citations

  1. [S5348] 1930 Federal Census, Glasscock County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2335; FHL #2342069.

Robert Russell Shafer1

M, b. 5 December 1909, d. 12 August 1994
     Robert Russell Shafer was born on 5 December 1909 at Richland Co., IL.1 He was the son of Dr. Joseph C. Shafer and Minnie Sonner.1 Robert Russell Shafer married Helen Louise Seely. Robert Russell Shafer died on 12 August 1994 at Olney, Richland Co., IL, at age 84. He was buried in August 1994 at Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, Richland Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 32589250.

Child of Robert Russell Shafer and Helen Louise Seely

Citations

  1. [S3922] 1920 Federal Census, Richland County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 401.

Ruby Bernice Shafer1

F, b. 21 April 1920, d. 23 May 2003
     Ruby Bernice Shafer was born on 21 April 1920 at Clifton, Washington Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of William Eldridge Shafer and Grace Pearl Buzzard.1 Ruby Bernice Shafer married Roy Lehman Ransdell, son of Joseph Stanley Ransdell and Lena Pearl Lehman.2 Ruby Bernice Shafer lived on 11 April 1940 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.2 She lived in 1977 at Pleasant Hill, Lane Co., OR. She died on 23 May 2003 at age 83.

Citations

  1. [S5105] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Kansas. Microfilm, NARA T626, Roll 725; FHL #2340460.
  2. [S3821] 1940 Federal Census, Stanislaus County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 352.

Susan Shafer1

F, b. circa 1849
     Susan Shafer was born circa 1849 at Highland Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of John Shafer and Louisa Ship.1

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Susan Maud Shafer

F, b. 26 October 1931, d. 24 November 1998
     Susan Maud Shafer was born on 26 October 1931 at Big Spring, Howard Co., TX. She was the daughter of Bismark Shafer and Genevieve Louise Carter. Susan Maud Shafer died on 24 November 1998 at age 67.

Susan Palmer Shafer

F, b. 3 January 1957, d. 16 August 2007
     Susan Palmer Shafer was born on 3 January 1957 at Virginia. She was the daughter of William Hamilton Shafer and Louise Virginia Noblin. Susan Palmer Shafer died on 16 August 2007 at Ocala, Marion Co., FL, at age 50.

Thomas Edward Shafer1

M, b. 30 July 1896
     Thomas Edward Shafer was born on 30 July 1896 at Cambridge Twp., Guernsey Co., OH, per WWI draft registration card.1 He was the son of John H. Shafer and Anametta Davis.1 Thomas Edward Shafer lived on 21 April 1910 at 110 Clay Avenue, Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH, with his uncle William, aunts Laura Davis and Maggie Moore.2 He married Hattie M. Talbert, daughter of Thomas Henry Talbert and Mary Etta Ruggles, on 13 October 1915 at Guernsey Co., OH. Thomas Edward Shafer lived in January 1920 at 1213 Fourth Street NE, Canton Ward 4, Stark Co., OH.3 He lived between 1930 and 1940 at Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH.4,5

Children of Thomas Edward Shafer and Hattie M. Talbert

Citations

  1. [S177] 1900 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1273; FHL #1241273.
  2. [S200] 1910 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1186; FHL #1375199.
  3. [S374] 1920 Federal Census, Stark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 1435.
  4. [S2447] 1930 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1804; FHL #2341538.
  5. [S1955] 1940 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3075.

Toby Shafer

M, b. 4 February 1925, d. 4 February 1925
     Toby Shafer died on 4 February 1925 at Olney, Richland Co., IL. He was born on 4 February 1925 at Olney, Richland Co., IL. He was the son of Dr. Joseph C. Shafer and Minnie Sonner. Toby Shafer was buried in February 1925 at Noble Prairie Cemetery, Noble, Richland Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 32589582.

Toby Reese Shafer

M, b. 8 January 1946, d. 14 January 1946
     Toby Reese Shafer was born on 8 January 1946 at Olney, Richland Co., IL. He was the son of Robert Russell Shafer and Helen Louise Seely. Toby Reese Shafer died on 14 January 1946 at Olney, Richland Co., IL. He was buried in January 1946 at Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, Richland Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 59632220.

Willard Shafer

M, b. 20 December 1922, d. 26 July 1996
     Willard Shafer was born on 20 December 1922 at Ohio.1 He was the son of Thomas Edward Shafer and Hattie M. Talbert. Willard Shafer died on 26 July 1996 at Guernsey Co., OH, at age 73 dates per SSDI, last residence Cambridge.

Citations

  1. [S1955] 1940 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3075.

William Eldridge Shafer1

M, b. 2 November 1876, d. 5 April 1946
     William Eldridge Shafer was born on 2 November 1876 at Clyde, Cloud Co., KS.2,1 He was the son of William H. Shafer and Evelyn Brazie.2 William Eldridge Shafer lived on 18 June 1900 at Elk Creek Twp., Republic Co., KS, in his parents' household, farming.2 He married Grace Pearl Buzzard, daughter of Joseph L. Buzzard and Caroline M. Shaw, circa 1902.1 William Eldridge Shafer lived in April 1910 at Horton, Brown Co., KS, laborer, railroad shop.1 He lived on 22 January 1920 at Clifton, Washington Co., KS, laborer, home construction.3 He lived on 4 April 1930 at Vining, Washington Co., KS, carpenter.4 He lived between 1 April 1935 and 3 April 1940 at Stanislaus Co., CA, WPA laborer in 1940.5 He died on 5 April 1946 at San Joaquin Co., CA, at age 69. He was buried in April 1946 at Modesto Pioneer Cemetery, Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA, Findagrave #57318411.

Children of William Eldridge Shafer and Grace Pearl Buzzard

Citations

  1. [S5342] 1910 Federal Census, Brown County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T524, Roll 433; FHL #1374446.
  2. [S1225] 1900 Federal Census, Republic County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 497; FHL #1240497.
  3. [S5343] 1920 Federal Census, Washington County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 554; FHL #1820554.
  4. [S5105] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Kansas. Microfilm, NARA T626, Roll 725; FHL #2340460.
  5. [S3821] 1940 Federal Census, Stanislaus County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 352.

William H. Shafer1

M, b. 13 March 1834, d. 28 November 1917
     William H. Shafer was born on 13 March 1834 at Schoharie Co., NY.1 He married Evelyn Brazie on 8 March 1871.1 William H. Shafer lived on 18 June 1900 at Elk Creek Twp., Republic Co., KS, farming.1 He died on 28 November 1917 at age 83

Obituary -- The Times, Clay Center, Kansas; Thursday, 13 DEC 1917, p.1 (Newspapers.com):

DEATHS.

Shafer: -- William H. Shafer was born March 13, 1834, and died November 28, 1917, at the advanced age of 83 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Mr. Shafer was born in Schoharie county, New York, and thirty-eight years later came to Clay county, Kansas, and located a mile from Clyde. Later, after spending about a year in Missouri, he settled in Vining, where he resided until his death.

His first wife, Elizabeth Shafer (nee Campbell), died about fifty years ago. On March 8, 1871, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Brazie. To this union were born seven children, five boys and two girls. The two oldest boys, Stephen A. and Frank L., preceded him in death. Besides the mother of his children there remain to mourn his loss, Fannie A. Press, Cuba, Kans., Wm. E., Clifton, Kans., Martha E. Dull, Manhattan, Kans., Burton A., Canada, and George H., Vining. Besides these there are several grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist church for about forty years and then united with the Adventist church, of which he remained a faithful member for nine or ten years, until the date of his death. -- Clifton News.

Child of William H. Shafer and Evelyn Brazie

Citations

  1. [S1225] 1900 Federal Census, Republic County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 497; FHL #1240497.

William Hamilton Shafer

M, b. 27 June 1917, d. 4 November 2003
     William Hamilton Shafer was born on 27 June 1917 at Brunswick, Frederick Co., MD, WW II draft registration. He was the son of Dr. Ralph Alexius Shafer and Sara Louise Shannon.1 William Hamilton Shafer lived on 16 October 1940 at Winchester, VA, University of Virginia student, per WW II draft registration. He married Louise Virginia Noblin, daughter of Isaac Richard Noblin and Daisy Lula Seckman, on 28 April 1943 at Richmond, VA. William Hamilton Shafer died on 4 November 2003 at age 86.

Child of William Hamilton Shafer and Louise Virginia Noblin

Citations

  1. [S766] 1920 Federal Census, Frederick County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Rolls 672-73; FHL #1820673-73.

William Leroy Shafer

M
     William Leroy Shafer married Mary Jane Myers, daughter of Henry N. Myers and Sophia J. Schenk, in 1877.

William Ralph Shafer Sr.

M, b. 22 October 1915, d. 24 July 2001
     William Ralph Shafer Sr. was born on 22 October 1915 at Glasscock Co., TX. He was the son of John Frederick Shafer and Ellen May Hillger. William Ralph Shafer Sr. died on 24 July 2001 at Big Spring, Howard Co., TX, at age 85.

Child of William Ralph Shafer Sr.

Mary Elizabeth Shaffar

F, b. 6 February 1856, d. 27 January 1901
     Mary Elizabeth Shaffar was born on 6 February 1856 at Linn Co., IA. She married John Dawson Bumgardner. Mary Elizabeth Shaffar died on 27 January 1901 at Linn Co., IA, at age 44. She was buried in 1901 at Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #148376829.

Child of Mary Elizabeth Shaffar and John Dawson Bumgardner

(?) Shaffer

M

Children of (?) Shaffer

Citations

  1. [S728] 1880 Federal Census, Grant County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 280, FHL #1254280.

Adam Shaffer

M
     Adam Shaffer married Lydia Charles, daughter of Nelson Charles and Anna Wilkin, on 12 April 1864 at Highland Co., OH.

Adam Shaffer

M
     Adam Shaffer married Catherine Roush, daughter of John Roush and Magdalena "Molly" Elizabeth Wendel, on 4 August 1807 at House of John Roush, Hamer Twp., Highland Co., OH, Ceremony by Rev. Samuel Hindman.

Child of Adam Shaffer and Catherine Roush

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Alice Shaffer1

F, b. circa 1853, d. 3 January 1891
     Alice Shaffer was born circa 1853 at Washington Co., MD.1 She was the daughter of John Shaffer and Mary Hershey.1 Alice Shaffer died on 3 January 1891 at Cosmos, MD.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 462.

Andrew Shaffer1

M, b. circa 1819
     Andrew Shaffer was born circa 1819 at Hamer Twp. (probably), Highland Co., OH.1 He was the son of Adam Shaffer and Catherine Roush.1 Andrew Shaffer married Mary (?) circa 1842 at Highland Co. (probably), OH.1

Children of Andrew Shaffer and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Arvia Everett Shaffer

M, b. 8 August 1881, d. 19 June 1909
     Arvia Everett Shaffer was also known as "Arvie". He was born on 8 August 1881 at Hamilton Co., IN.1 He was the son of George Shaffer and Amanda Bowman.1 Arvia Everett Shaffer married Alta Katherine Hartzog, daughter of John Hartzog and Catherine A. Forrest, on 2 September 1904. Arvia Everett Shaffer died on 19 June 1909 at Arcadia, Hamilton Co., IN, at age 27

Newspaper article -- (Findagrave.com):

Touched a Live Wire
A.E. Shaffer, Manager of Electric Light Plant
Electrocuted Saturday morning Arm and Fingers Burned to a Crisp Victim of Short Circuit

A.E. Shaffer was killed about six o’clock last Sat morning near his home at Arcadia by coming in contact with a live electric wire. Mr. Shaffer was manager of the Arcadia Electric Light Plant and one of his duties was to turn off the lights in the morning. He had placed a switch on an electric light pole near his home for this purpose to save himself the trouble of walking several squares to the electric station. The switch had been placed on the pole out of the reach of the public, and it was necessary to use a stepladder to reach it. A metal lever was used on the switch and several times had Mr. Shaffer been advised to replace it with one of rubber, but he had not done so. Saturday morning Mr. Shaffer mounted the ladder to turn off the lights. It is supposed that just as he took hold of the lever the ladder slipped and that in order to save himself from a fall, he grabbed hold of the wire on the pole This made a short circuit and the entire electric current passed through his body. John Martin, a resident of Arcadia, was an eye witness of the affair,and says that fire and sparks flew from Shaffer's face and hands as soon as he touched the wire. The body fell to the ground instantly and life was extinct in a few moments despite the efforts of a physician who was called. Three fingers and the thumb on the right hand were burned to a crisp and the left arm was badly burned clear to the elbow; his face was also badly burned.

The deceased was 32 years old, the son of George Shaffer, a well known citizen of Arcadia, and is survived by a wife and one child.

Funeral was held at the M.E. church MOnday afternoon at two with interment in the Dunkard grave yard east of Arcadia.

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

The unexpected has come to pass. A fellow citizen, honored and respected, departs into the shadows. The abruptness of his going has startled the entire community. In a moment, without forewarning, our friend and brother embarks on the River Death. We stand on the shore, bordering the eternities, and with shaded eyes we scan the horizon, but our vision is obscured by rising mists coming from the great deep of our soul. We cry, but our voice is but an empty echo. We stand in the shadows and wait, and listen and wonder, and try to understand our brother's going. He seems not to know our anxiety. The clouds deepen the lightnings flash, the thunders roar, the night approaches, fear possesses us, the foundations of life, seem crumbling away, the pillars of the soul sway to and fro when we feel the crawl and crush of shattered hope stealing upon us, then out of the encircling gloom a voice,s oft and gentle as the breath of spring speaks! He speaks and we are reassured and comforted, and this is the message: "Let not your heart be troubled. Ye believe in God, believe also in me, In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and receive you."

The subject of this sketch Arvia Everett Shaffer, was born August 8, 1881 died June 19, 1909, aged 27 years, 10 months, and 16 days. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shaffer, being the fourth child of seven children. Three brothers preceded him in death. He was married to Alta Hartzog,
Sept 4, 1904. To this union was born one child, Little Edna May. About the year 1902, he connected himself with the Evangelical Lutheran church, and about one year ago he united with the Arcadia Methodist church. His life was consistent. He was an agreeable spirit, and he belonged to that class of men whose vision was broad as the world. He believed life was worth while and that days were God's gift to man and not to be spent and wasted, but to be used in making the world better and happier. He adjusted himself to the tasks of life in such manner as made the routine daily toil to become pleasure ground. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Arcadia I.O.O.F. also the Arcadia Band. He taught the young men's class in the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School.

His death leaves a home circle broken, his wife, child, and mother in-law will feel the loss most keenly for to them and their happiness he was devoted, a father, mother, two brothers, one sister together with friends and relatives will mourn his loss.
The funeral conducted by Rev. A.D. Alexander assisted by Rev Godwin and Shank was held at the Methodist Episopal church Monday June 21. The funeral was attended by one thousand of his neighbors and friends.

Interment in the Dunkard Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
I desire to thank the many kind friends, neighbors, and I.O.O.F. for their assistance and sympathy during funeral and burial of my husband.
Mrs. A.E. Shaffer.

He was buried in June 1909 at Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Hamilton Co., IN, Findagrave #35870871.

Child of Arvia Everett Shaffer and Alta Katherine Hartzog

Citations

  1. [S819] 1900 Federal Census, Hamilton County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 375; FHL #1240375.

Barbara Emily Shaffer

F, b. 23 January 1918, d. 27 December 1995
     Barbara Emily Shaffer was born on 23 January 1918 at Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co., OH. She was the daughter of Edmund Stewart Shaffer and Mary Williamson. Barbara Emily Shaffer married Max Nichols Ruhl, son of Leva Ruhl and Marcia H. Nichols, four children, two sons and two daughters. Barbara Emily Shaffer died on 27 December 1995 at Cannon Co., TN, at age 77.

Benjamin Shaffer1

M, b. 5 December 1833
     Benjamin Shaffer was born on 5 December 1833 at Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of John Shaffer and Mary Hershey.1 Benjamin Shaffer married Hannah Virginia McCauley circa 1858 at Washington Co. (probably), MD.1

Children of Benjamin Shaffer and Hannah Virginia McCauley

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 461.

Bernard Shaffer

M, b. 14 October 1917, d. April 1984
     Bernard Shaffer was born on 14 October 1917 at Guernsey Co. (probably), OH.1 He was the son of Thomas Edward Shafer and Hattie M. Talbert. Bernard Shaffer died in April 1984 at Guernsey Co., OH, at age 66 dates per SSDI, last residence Cambridge.

Citations

  1. [S2447] 1930 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1804; FHL #2341538.

Caroline Shaffer1

F, b. circa 1843
     Caroline Shaffer was born circa 1843 at Washington Co., MD.1 She was the daughter of John Shaffer and Mary Hershey.1

Citations

  1. [S934] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 298.

Charles Franklin Shaffer

M, b. 20 July 1902, d. 28 August 1977
     Charles Franklin Shaffer was born on 20 July 1902. He married Sydnia M. Sloan, daughter of William Adam Sloan and Delia Sloan. Charles Franklin Shaffer died on 28 August 1977 at age 75.

Clara Shaffer1

F, b. circa 1849
     Clara Shaffer was born circa 1849 at Hamer Twp. (probably), Highland Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Andrew Shaffer and Mary (?)1

Citations

  1. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Clement Elwood Shaffer

M, b. 25 September 1922
     Clement Elwood Shaffer was born on 25 September 1922 at Highland Co., OH. He was the son of George Ira Shaffer and Norma Rasonna Wilkin. Clement Elwood Shaffer married Myrtle Delores Harris on 27 July 1952.