Ada Marie Shaffer

12 July 1857–13 January 1897 (Age 39)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Ada Marie

When Ada Marie Shaffer was born on 12 July 1857, in Iowa, United States, her father, John Henry Shaffer Sr., was 41 and her mother, Delila Dearth, was 37. She married Wesley Wing Reynolds on 6 November 1874, in Merced, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Judicial Township 4, Shasta, California, United States in 1880. She died on 13 January 1897, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, McArthur, Shasta, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Wing Reynolds
Ada Marie Shaffer
Marriage: 6 November 1874
Webster Reynolds
Philander Reynolds
Delila Reynolds
George Reynolds
Daisy Lillian Reynolds
Walter Reynolds
Zelda Reynolds

Spouse and Children

6 November 1874
Merced, California, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Catherine Shaffer


    Nancy Jane Shaffer


    George Washington Shaffer


    Emma Lydia Schaffer



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 11

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaffer ‘steward’ or of Schaefer ‘shepherd’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ada Shaffer in household of John Shaffer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ada M Reynolds in household of Wesley W Reynolds, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ada M. Shaffer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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