Paulina C. Massey

1873–April 1900 (Age 27)
Boone, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Paulina C.

When Paulina C. Massey was born in 1873, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, her father, Lewis F D Massey, was 45 and her mother, Nancy E Phipps, was 30. She married Joseph Emery Shafer on 29 August 1889, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sherman District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in April 1900, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 27.

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Joseph Emery Shafer
Paulina C. Massey
Marriage: 29 August 1889
James Henry Shafer
Venila Shaffer
Jesse E Shafer
Mary E. Shafer
Ethel Shafer

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  • Marriage
    29 August 1889Kanawha, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 2
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 8
    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

    English: from the Middle English personal name Massy, a pet form of Matthew . Compare Mace .English (of Norman origin): habitational name from one or more of several places in Normandy, such as Macey (Manche), Massy (Seine-Maritime), Macé-sur-Orne (Orne), and La Ferté Macé (Orne).English: variant of Marsay (see Marcey ).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Polina Massey in household of S F D Massey, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Paulina Shaffer in entry for Venila Shaffer, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
    • Paulina C Massey, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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