Mary ____

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Apr 1873 and 1 Jan 1874 in , , Louisiana, 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 17, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Mary 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 14, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Mary 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 17, dwelling 258

Comment: Source includes age (46) and location (Louisiana). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1873 to 1 Jan 1874.

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 14, dwelling 137

Comment: Source includes age (56) and location (Louisiana). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1873 to 1 Apr 1874.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: George O. Shafer (1872 – ?)

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

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

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 17, 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 14, 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

Both of Mary's parents were born in Lousiana. [census-us-1920-ps-la-jeffersondavis-72-13a, census-us-1930-ps-tx-liveoak-1-8a]

Her surname may be Allen. [research-a-spear-family-history]

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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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 17, 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 14, dwelling 137

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

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