Laura B Gustin

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

The Life Summary 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

  • Marriage
    24 December 1889Platte, Missouri, United States
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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

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Laura B Shafee in household of David Shafee, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Miss Laura B Gustin in entry for David B Shafer, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Laura Gustin in household of Alfred Gustin, "United States Census, 1870"

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