Harriet Genevieve Shafer

27 September 1890–20 March 1975 (Age 84)
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harriet Genevieve

When Harriet Genevieve Shafer was born on 27 September 1890, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, George Washington Shafer, was 34 and her mother, Harriet May Jewett, was 24. She married Harper Percival Gallup on 1 September 1917, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 20 March 1975, in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Harper Percival Gallup
Harriet Genevieve Shafer
Marriage: 1 September 1917
Doris Emily Gallup
Janet Louise Gallup

Spouse and Children

1 September 1917
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


    Doris Emily Gallup


    Janet Louise Gallup


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 2

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Geneveve Schafer in household of Harriet Schafer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Genevive Gallup in household of Harper P Gallup, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Genevieve Gallup in household of Harper P Gallup, "United States Census, 1930"

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