12 February 1898–
Brighton, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Shafer

When Shafer was born on 12 February 1898, in Brighton, Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, James Albert Shafer, was 38 and his mother, Malinda Jodson Hodson, was 32.

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James Albert Shafer
Malinda Jodson Hodson
Lilly Maude Shafer
James Warren Shafer Sr
Beulah Elsie Shafer
Percie Irene Shafer
Michael 'Ward' Shafer
Ruby Olive Shafer
Marcus Claude Terry Shafer

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World Events (3)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 2
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome
Age 2
A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
Age 15
The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schäfer (see Schaefer ), Schäffer (see Schaffer 2) or Schaffer 1.Americanized form of Hungarian Sáfár, Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer, Czech Šafář or Šafer, Slovak Šafár, in part cognates of 1 above (see Safar ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Shafer, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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