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William Alexander Shaffer

Male 1881 - 1968  (87 years)


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  • Name William Alexander Shaffer 
    Born 5 Feb 1881  Adams County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Note: he has a delayed birth certificate in Oregon that lists his birthplace as Adams County, Nebraska, but family records show Hubbell in Thayer County
    William Alexander Shaffer birth
    William Alexander Shaffer birth
    From the Vinton Eagle
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1968  Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I173  Mouchet-Roberts genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2020 

    Father Byron Alson Shaffer,   b. 24 Jul 1854, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1937, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Margaret Hunter,   b. 4 Dec 1855, Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1894, Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1879  Juniata, Adams, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Marrige Certificate of Byron and Rebecca Shaffer
    Marrige Certificate of Byron and Rebecca Shaffer
    Family ID F1834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabel Dorothea Vesey,   b. 30 Nov 1888, Warren, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1968, Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1911  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage of William A Shaffer and Mabel D Vesey
    Marriage of William A Shaffer and Mabel D Vesey
    Children 
     1. William Shaffer
     2. Ruth Elaine Shaffer
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F3410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Byron Shaffer and children
    Byron Shaffer and children
    According to Louise Shaffer and Bertha Young, this photo was taken after Byron's wife died and he mailed it to Margaret Jane Adams who he later married:

    Shaffers from left: William, Mabel, Pansy, Byron, Ralph, Lacy, Magaret R.
    Byron Shaffer and family on the farm
    Byron Shaffer and family on the farm
    From left: Lacy, Pansy, Mabel, Maggie, William, Aunt Alice?, Byron, Ralph

  • Sources 
    1. [S12084] WW II Draft Reg, The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; Records of the Selective Service System, 1926 - 1975; Military State: Oregon; NAI: 563991; ARC Title: Fourth Registration Draft Cards, ca. 1942 - ca. 1942; Creator: Selective Service System. Oregon State Headquarters. (ca. 1940 - 1947); Record Group Number: 147.

    2. [S12240] The Vinton Eagle online, Announcements; 2 March 1881; Birth of William Alexander Shaffer; 23 October 2016; "Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Shaffer, formerly of Vinton, now of Juniata, Neb., have a crowing boy. (Possibly meant "growing".).

    3. [S12351] Benton County Oregon Delayed Birth Certificates on Ancestry.com, birth certificate; 20022; 7 July 1947; William Alexander Shaffer, born 5 February 1881.

    4. [S12304] Find-A-Grave, 29 November 2014; William A Shaffer headstone. Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario, Malheur, Oregon.

    5. [S12237] Oregon Death Index (Ancestry), #11509; 9 June 2016; death of William A Shaffer; 17 August 1968.

    6. [S12304] Find-A-Grave, https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28116347; viewed; 29 November 2014; Mabel D/William A Shaffer headstone. Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario, Malheur, Oregon.

    7. [S12140] Nebraska, Adams County marriage record, Marriage affidavit, license and certificate; 3 September 1879; Byron A Shaffer and Rebecca M Hunter.

    8. [S12173] California, County Marriages, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893H-H9KB-H; 8 November 2015; William Alexander Shaffer and Mabel Dorothea Vesey; 31 December 1911; Los Angeles County Recorder, FHL microfilm 1,033,228.