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William Sheldon Shafer

Male 1890 - 1961  (70 years)


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  • Name William Sheldon Shafer 
    Born 4 Jul 1890  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Apr 1961  Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV all born WV WV WV
      living with Harrison, Josiah 59
      Shafer, William S servant 19 s

      U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: William S Shaffer
      City: Charleston
      County: Kanawha
      State: West Virginia
      Birthplace: West Virginia,United States of America
      Birth Date: 4 Jul 1891
      Race: White
      Age: 26
      Occupation: laborer Morgan MF Glo
      Nearest Relative: wife and one child
      Height/Build: medium, slender
      Color of Eyes/Hair: blue, brown

      U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
      Name: William Sheldon Shaffer
      Birth Date: 4 Jul 1880 [should be 1890 if he is 51]
      Birth Place: Roane, West Virginia
      Residence: 1410 Camden Drive, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia
      Age: 51
      Occupation: Paul Wehrle
      Nearest Relative: Paul Wehrle

      Death Record
      Name: William Sheldon/Shaffer
      Sex: Male
      Death Date: 16 Apr 1961
      Death Place: Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia
      Note: Residence
      Age at Death: 71y 9m 12d
      Burial Place: Charleston, W. Va.
      Burial Date: 18 Apr 1961
      Cemetery: Sattes Cem.
      Birth Date: 04 Jul 1889
      Birth Place: Roane Co., W. Va.
      Marital Status: W
      Occupation: Gardener
      Address: 980 Greendale Drive
      Residence: Charleston, Kan., W. Va.
      Mother: Mary/Hamilton
      Father: Everett/Shaffer
      Informant: Mrs Nora Parsons, Sister

      Charleston Daily Mail, Monday, April 17, 1961
      William S Shaffer
      William Sheldon Shaffer, 71, a gardener, of 980 Greendale Drive, died in his sleep last night.
      Surviving are four sons, Archie in the Army in Virginia, Darryl with the Navy in Maryland, Everett of Kenna and Charles of Charleston; four daughters, Mrs. Audra Kornmier of Atlanta, GA, Mrs Beulah Hicks of Marmet, and Mrs Fay Kinser and Mrs Barbara Lewis of South Charleston; two half sisters, Mrs Nona Parsons of Charleston and Mrs Alice Smith of Wolf Pen; 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
      Services will be tomorrow at 3p.m. in the Cunningham Funeral Home. The body is at the home of Mrs. Parsons, 1633 Chandler Drive, and will be returned to the funeral home at noon tomorrow.

      William Sheldon Shaffer
      Birth: Jul. 4, 1889
      Roane County
      West Virginia, USA
      Death: Apr. 16, 1961
      Charleston
      Kanawha County
      West Virginia, USA
      Family links:
      Parents:
      Charles Everett Shafer (1868 - 1953)
      Mary Victoria Hamilton Wolfe (1872 - 1950)
      Spouse:
      Lucy E. Shaffer Schaeffer (1897 - 1952)
      Children:
      Audra Virginia Shaffer Kornmeier (1916 - 1988)*
      Violet Faye Shaffer Cantrell (1920 - 2011)*
      Beulah Ruth Shaffer Hicks (1922 - 2011)*
      Charles Edward Shaffer (1923 - 2006)*
      *Calculated relationship
      Burial:
      Sattes Cemetery
      Charleston
      Kanawha County
      West Virginia, USA
      Created by: Michael Shaffer
      Record added: Apr 16, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 88624192
    Person ID I104459  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 

    Father Charles Everett Shafer,   b. 3 May 1868, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1953, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Victoria Hamilton,   b. 4 Aug 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1950, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1888  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 1/29/1888 at the residence of John R Munday
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Charles E Shaffer, 20, WV, Mattie Roane Co
      Mary V Hamilton, 16, Jackson co, Fishers Point Jackson Co
      Informant - John R Mundy
    Family ID F26625  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Nellie M Coleman,   b. Jan 1894, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Aug 1910  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 8/26/1910 in public road near Loop PO
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      William S Shafer, 21, Roane Co, Jackson co
      Nellie M Coleman, 16, Jackson co, Jackson Co

      1920 Ripley, Jackson,WV all born WV WV WV
      Coleman, Joseph W, 40
      Bettie 35
      Zelma L da 15
      Freda O da 14
      Ova da 11
      James B son 6
      Shafer, Evert 6 nephew
      Clendenin, William S stepfather 76 wd
    Children 
     1. Everett Shafer,   b. 30 Aug 1913, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1992, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F26627  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lucy E Shafer,   b. Jan 1897, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Jun 1914  Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 


    • Marriage Record
      Date: 6/10/1914
      Place: Kanawha, WV
      W S Shaffer,23, wid, Roane Co, Kanawha Co
      Lucy Shaffer, 17, Kanawha Co, Kanawha Co

      1920 Charleston Ward 1, Kanawha, West Virginia
      Shaffer, W S 29
      Lucy 23
      Audra V 4
      Archie Carl 2

      1930 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia all born WV WV WV
      Shaffer, William S 37 md age 23 fireman - axe factory
      Lucy E 33 md age 17
      Audrey V da 14
      Archie C son 12
      Violet F da 10
      Beulah E da 8
      Charles E son 6
      Forest C son 3 9/12

      1940 Charleston, Kanawha, WV
      all born WV, 1935: all lived same place
      Shafer, Lucy 43 m
      Beaulah da 18
      Barbara da 9
    Children 
     1. Audra Virginia Shafer,   b. 7 Mar 1916, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1988, DeKalb County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Archibald Karl Schaeffer,   b. 23 Sep 1917, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1993, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Violet Fay Shafer,   b. 4 Apr 1920, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 2011, Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Beulah Ruth Shafer,   b. 2 Feb 1922, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 2011, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Charles Edward Shafer,   b. 9 Oct 1923, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 2006, Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Darrel C Shafer
     7. Barbara Shafer
    Family ID F26626  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1890 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1914 - Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Apr 1961 - Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S465] World War I Draft Registration Card.

    2. [S479] Death records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    4. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.