Elbert Shufflebarger

11 February 1878–28 January 1954 (Age 76)
Eddyville, Pope, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elbert

When Elbert Shufflebarger was born on 11 February 1878, in Eddyville, Pope, Illinois, United States, his father, John Shufflebarger, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Ford, was 40. He married Mollie Epperheimer on 23 November 1902, in Pope, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Polk Twp, Pope, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 January 1954, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pope, Illinois, United States.

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Elbert Shufflebarger
Mollie Epperheimer
Marriage: 23 November 1902
Roy S. Barger
Pearl S. Barger
Cecil S. Barger
Georgia Mae Shufflebarger

Spouse and Children

23 November 1902
Pope, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German (Rhineland) Schaufelberger, probably a habitational name for someone from any of several places called Schaufenberg.

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

Sources (3)

  • Albert Barger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Albert S Barger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elber Borger, "United States Census, 1930"

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