Ruth Jane Shaffer

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

The Life 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, 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, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point, 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

    Martin A. Faulkner



20 April 1870
Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 3

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Shafer in household of George Shafer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth Faulkner in household of Martin Faulkner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ruth Faulkner, "United States Census, 1910"

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