Laura B Gustin

2 August 1860–19 May 1932 (Age 71)
Platte, Missouri, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

24 December 1889
Platte, Missouri, United States


    Amanda Shafer



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 5

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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

1 German and French: reduced form of Augustin .2 Slovenian (Guštin): reduced form of the personal name Avguštin ( see Augustin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura B Shafee in household of David Shafee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Gustin in household of Alfred Gustin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Laura B Shafer in household of David B Shafer, "United States Census, 1920"

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