Laura B Gustin

Brief Life History of Laura B

When Laura B Gustin was born on 2 August 1860, in Platte, Missouri, United States, her father, Alfred M Gustin, was 50 and her mother, Amanda M F W Blankenship, was 33. She married David B. Shafer on 24 December 1889, in Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Ridgely, Platte, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Preston Township, Platte, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 May 1932, in Edgerton, Platte, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ridgely Community Cemetery, Ridgely, Platte, Missouri, United States.

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David B. Shafer
Laura B Gustin
Marriage: 24 December 1889
Amanda Shafer
Orvel Shafer

Sources (8)

  • Laura B Shafee in household of David Shafee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laura B Gustin - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Laura Belle Gustin
  • Laura Belle Gustin Shafer, "Find A Grave Index"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

French, Walloon, German, and Swedish; Slovenian and Croatian (mainly Guštin): from a short form of the personal name Augustin (Slovenian Avguštin, Avgustin, Croatian Auguštin, Augustin), from Latin Augustinus (see Austin ). Compare Gustine .

In some cases possibly also an American shortened form of Slovenian Gustinčič: patronymic from the personal name Gustin (see 1 above).

History: This surname (see 1 above) is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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