Orrin Jewett Shafer

5 October 1887–30 July 1949 (Age 61)
Allen, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

18 January 1910
Indiana, United States


    Thomas Leonard Shafer


    Eugene Orrin Shafer


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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 spelling of German Schaefer ‘shepherd’ or Schaffer ‘steward’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orin J Shafer in household of Ida V Macflinn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orrie Schafer in household of Harriet Schafer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Orrin J Shafer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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