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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Family Time Line

Glen A Rensted
1890–1955
Ada Elizabeth Shaffer
1884–1936
Marriage: 12 March 1919
Dorothy Adelaide Rensted
1921–1998
Robert Rensted
1924–2008

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 March 1919
Knox, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

    Dorothy Adelaide Rensted

    Female1921–1998Female

    Robert Rensted

    Male1924–2008Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Dwight F. Shaffer

    Male1875–1876Male

    Male1876–1965Male

    James A Shaffer

    Male1878–1881Male

    Bertha Aves Shaffer

    Female1881–Female

    Ethel J. Shaffer

    Female1882–1883Female

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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.
1886

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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