Ruth Jane Shaffer

7 February 1848–13 January 1931 (Age 82)
Huntington, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Jane

When Ruth Jane Shaffer was born on 7 February 1848, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, her father, GEORGE SHAFFER JR., was 36 and her mother, Sarah Shidler, was 27. She married Martin A. Faulkner on 20 April 1870, in Crown Point, Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Beaver Township, Smith, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 January 1931, in Crown Point, Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point, Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin A. Faulkner
Ruth Jane Shaffer
Marriage: 20 April 1870
Charles R. Faulkner
George William Faulkner
Mary L. Faulkner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1870Crown Point, Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schäffer (see Schaffer 2), Schaffer 1, or Schäfer (see Schaefer ).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Ruth Shafer in household of George Shafer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ruth Shaffer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Ruth H Faulkner in entry for George William Faulkner, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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