Minnie May Shafer

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 3 Feb 1907 in , , Louisiana, United States

Died: 17 Sep 2003

Father: George O. Shafer (1872 – ?)

Mother: Mary ____ (1873 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1920-ps-la-jeffersondavis-72-13a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis County, Lake Arthur, enumeration district 72, sheet 13A (form/penned) or page 13A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Louisiana > Jefferson Davis > Lake Arthur > District 0072" image 25; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 616 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes name (Minnie Shafer).

census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Texas, Live Oak County, Justice Precinct 1, enumeration district 149-1, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 226A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Texas > Live Oak > Precinct 1 > District 0001" image 15; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2370 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2342104]

Additional detail for reference: Line 15, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes name (Minnie Mae Shafer).

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Minnie May Anderson). The gravestone could technically be for brother and sister (or some other close family), but that is rare, and Harold had no known sister Minnie.

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birth

census-us-1920-ps-la-jeffersondavis-72-13a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis County, Lake Arthur, enumeration district 72, sheet 13A (form/penned) or page 13A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Louisiana > Jefferson Davis > Lake Arthur > District 0072" image 25; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 616 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes age (12) and location (Louisiana). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1907 to 1 Jan 1908.

census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Texas, Live Oak County, Justice Precinct 1, enumeration district 149-1, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 226A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Texas > Live Oak > Precinct 1 > District 0001" image 15; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2370 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2342104]

Additional detail for reference: Line 15, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes age (23) and location (Louisiana). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1906 to 1 Apr 1907.

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source includes date (Feb.3.1907).

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death

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept.17.2003).

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father

census-us-1920-ps-la-jeffersondavis-72-13a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis County, Lake Arthur, enumeration district 72, sheet 13A (form/penned) or page 13A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Louisiana > Jefferson Davis > Lake Arthur > District 0072" image 25; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 616 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 16,19, dwelling 258

Comment: Source identifies Minnie Shafer as a daughter of Geo. O. Shafer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Texas, Live Oak County, Justice Precinct 1, enumeration district 149-1, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 226A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Texas > Live Oak > Precinct 1 > District 0001" image 15; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2370 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2342104]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 13,15, dwelling 137

Comment: Source identifies Minnie Mae Shafer as a daughter of George Shafer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Harold Edmond Anderson (1898 – 1994)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source implies that Harold Edmond Anderson and Minnie May Shafer were married. Thier combined gravestone notes the shared surname Anderson, and she is identified as a "beloved wife."

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Lake Arthur, Jefferson Davis County, Louisiana, United States

Occupation: (public school teacher) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Precinct 1, Live Oak County, Texas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1920-ps-la-jeffersondavis-72-13a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis County, Lake Arthur, enumeration district 72, sheet 13A (form/penned) or page 13A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Louisiana > Jefferson Davis > Lake Arthur > District 0072" image 25; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 616 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Lake Arthur Town, County: Jefferson Davis, State: Louisiana).

census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Texas, Live Oak County, Justice Precinct 1, enumeration district 149-1, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 226A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Texas > Live Oak > Precinct 1 > District 0001" image 15; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2370 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2342104]

Additional detail for reference: Line 15, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Teacher / Public School).

census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Texas, Live Oak County, Justice Precinct 1, enumeration district 149-1, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 226A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Texas > Live Oak > Precinct 1 > District 0001" image 15; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2370 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2342104]

Additional detail for reference: Line 15, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Justice Precinct I, County: Live Oak, State: Texas).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Minnie may have been born in Lake Arthur, Calcasieu Parish. Note that Lake Arthur was in Jefferson Davis Parish after it was split off from Calcasieu in 1912. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Harold Anderson and Minnie May Shafer may have married 6 Sep 1941 in George West, Live Oak County, Texas. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Harold Anderson and Minnie Shafer may have had a daughter, <private> [research-a-spear-family-history]

There is a marriage reported for <private>.

There may be an obituary for Minnie May (Shafer) Anderson in a Lake Arthur, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana newspaper, but this is not yet available online and would require a trip to Louisiana. It identiifes her spouse as Harold E. Anderson, parents Ceorge and Mary Shafter, and child Maribelle A. Spellman. It also notes she was born 3 Feb 1907 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, married 6 Sep 1941 in George West [, Texas], and lived there, and died 17 Sep 2003.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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