George O. Shafer
Last updated 10 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: Bet 2 Apr 1872 and 1 Jan 1873 in , , Iowa, United States
Spouse/Partner: Mary ____ (1873 – ?)
Occupation: (house carpenter) 1 Jan 1920
Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Lake Arthur, Jefferson Davis County, Louisiana, United States
Occupation: (house carpenter) 1 Apr 1930
Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Precinct 1, Live Oak County, Texas, United States
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Both of George's parents were born in either Iowa (1920 U.S. Census) or Ohio (1930 U.S. Census). [census-us-1920-ps-la-jeffersondavis-72-13a, census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a]
In 1900, was George (b. Jun 1873 in Iowa) a border with a brother(?) Arthur E. Shafer (b. Sep 1884 in Iowa) in the home of Aaron Shepard and his family? (from the 1900 U.S. Census in Louisiana > Vermillion, Police Jury Ward 08 > District 0099, sheet 11A, lines 41-46)
The 1930 U.S. Census indicates that their marriage was the first marriage for both George and Mary, and that it took place when he was 31 and she was 30 (about 1903/1904). This implies that their daughter Ruth (born 1896/1897) was born out-of-wedlock. (Is it possible this marriage was not really the first for George and/or Mary, and that the census record is in error, or that George and Mary withheld some facts from the enumerator?) [census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a]
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