Ivan Shafer

31 January 1915–after 7 October 1974 (Age 59)
Kettle, Roane, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ivan

When Ivan Shafer was born on 31 January 1915, in Kettle, Roane, West Virginia, United States, his father, Edward Shaffer, was 35 and his mother, Stella Hunt, was 33. He lived in Harper Magisterial District, Roane, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died after 7 October 1974, at the age of 59.

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Edward Shaffer
Stella Hunt
General Averal Shafer
Ivan Shafer
Russell Shaffer
Virginia Irene Shaffer

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Shaffer







    Russell Shaffer


    Virginia Irene Shaffer


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ivan Shaeffer in household of General A Shaeffer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ivan Shafer in household of Edward Shafer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ivan Shafer Birth Record

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