George O. Shafer

Last updated 10 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Apr 1872 and 1 Jan 1873 in , , Iowa, United States

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 16, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes name (Geo. O. 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 13, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes name (George Shafer).

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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 16, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes age (47) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1872 to 1 Jan 1873.

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 13, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes age (57) and location (Iowa). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1872 to 1 Apr 1873.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Mary ____ (1873 – ?)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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 16,17, dwelling 258

Comment: Source identifies Mary Shafer as the wife of Geo. O. Shafer.

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Child: Ruth Shafer (1896 – ?)

Child: Minnie May Shafer (1907 – 2003)

Child: Frank Shafer (1910 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 13, dwelling 137

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

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 16, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and occupation (Carpenter / House).

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 16, 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 13, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Carpenter / House).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

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]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

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 16, dwelling 258

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 13, dwelling 137

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