Franklin A. Shafer

22 November 1846–19 June 1912 (Age 65)
Jefferson Township, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Franklin A.

When Franklin A. Shafer was born on 22 November 1846, in Jefferson Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, Adam Shafer, was 23 and his mother, Susanna Zimmers, was 22. He married Keziah A. Campbell on 3 July 1867, in Richland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 19 June 1912, in Bellville, Jefferson Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Franklin A. Shafer
1846–1912
Keziah A. Campbell
1844–1928
Marriage: 3 July 1867
Willis Campbell Shafer
1868–1876
John Dunbar Shafer
1871–1938
Barney Allen Shafer
1873–1902
Jennie Shafer
1880–
Nellie May Shafer
1882–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 July 1867
Richland, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Male1868–1876Male

    John Dunbar Shafer

    Male1871–1938Male

    Barney Allen Shafer

    Male1873–1902Male

    Jennie Shafer

    Female1880–Female

    Nellie May Shafer

    Female1882–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Adam Shafer

    Male1823–1894Male

    Susanna Zimmers

    Female1824–1897Female

siblings

(10)

    Elizabeth Shafer

    Female1845–1912Female

    Male1846–1912Male

    Allen Beverstock Shafer

    Male1849–1932Male

    Samuel D Shafer

    Male1851–1931Male

    William Shafer

    Male1853–1860Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 14

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 17

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

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Franklin Shafer in household of Adam Shafer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Franklin Shafer in household of Adam Shafer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frank Shafer, "United States Census, 1870"

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