Orrin Jewett Shafer

Male5 October 1887–30 July 1949

Brief Life History of Orrin Jewett

When Orrin Jewett Shafer was born on 5 October 1887, in Allen, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, his father, George Washington Shafer, was 31 and his mother, Harriet May Jewett, was 21. He married Hazel Ida MacFlinn on 18 January 1910, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1921. He died on 30 July 1949, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61.

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Orrin Jewett Shafer
Hazel Ida MacFlinn
Marriage: 18 January 1910
Thomas Leonard Shafer
Eugene Orrin Shafer

Sources (15)

  • Orin J Shafer in household of Ida V Macflinn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orrin Jewett Shafer, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Orrin J Shafer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1910Indiana, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

    Age 2

    The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.


    Age 17

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schäfer (see Schaefer ), Schäffer (see Schaffer 2) or Schaffer 1.

    Americanized form of Hungarian Sáfár, Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer, Czech Šafář or Šafer, Slovak Šafár, in part cognates of 1 above (see Safar ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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