Paul Shaffer

10 April 1916–1 September 1998 (Age 82)
Albany, Gentry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Paul

When Paul Shaffer was born on 10 April 1916, in Albany, Gentry, Missouri, United States, his father, Richard Sylvester Shaffer, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Olive Davidson, was 45. He married Velda Maxine Mercer on 10 June 1934. He lived in Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Gentry, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 1 September 1998, at the age of 82, and was buried in Albany, Gentry, Missouri, United States.

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Paul Shaffer
Velda Maxine Mercer
Marriage: 10 June 1934

Spouse and Children


    Velda Maxine Mercer


10 June 1934

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Sylvester Shaffer





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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 15

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Paul Shaffer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Paul Shaffer in household of Richard S Shaffer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul C Shaffer in household of Richard S Shaffer, "United States Census, 1930"

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