Jacob S Shaffner

Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob S

When Jacob S Shaffner was born in 1870, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abraham Shaffner, was 24 and his mother, Barbara R Shelley, was 21. He married Minnie May M Rickard on 1 December 1892, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Codorus Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940.

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Jacob S Shaffner
Minnie May M Rickard
Marriage: 1 December 1892
Martha Shaffner
Florence R Shaffner
Gertrude Shaffner
Albert Shaffner
Charles R Shaffner
Cora R Shaffner
Grant R Shaffner

Spouse and Children

1 December 1892
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


    Martha Shaffner



    Gertrude Shaffner



    Charles R Shaffner


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

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.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 7

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaffner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Shaffner in household of Abram Shaffner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Shaffer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jacob Shaffer, "United States Census, 1940"

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