Ada Elizabeth Shaffer

12 May 1884–14 May 1936 (Age 52)
Truro Township, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ada Elizabeth

When Ada Elizabeth Shaffer was born on 12 May 1884, in Truro Township, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Shaffer, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Lydia Foster, was 31. She married Glen A Rensted on 12 March 1919, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Williamsfield, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Maquon, Knox, Illinois, United States for about 6 years. She died on 14 May 1936, at the age of 52, and was buried in Maquon, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Glen A Rensted
Ada Elizabeth Shaffer
Marriage: 12 March 1919
Dorothy Adelaide Rensted
Robert Rensted

Spouse and Children

12 March 1919
Knox, Illinois, United States


    Dorothy Adelaide Rensted


    Robert Rensted


Parents and Siblings



    Dwight F. Shaffer



    James A Shaffer


    Bertha Aves Shaffer


    Ethel J. Shaffer


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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 14

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Ada E Shaffer in household of Benjamin F Shaffer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ada E Rensted in household of Glenn A Rensted, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ada C Shaffer in household of Benjamin F Shaffer, "United States Census, 1900"

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