William John Schaeffer

1898–
Osterbeck, Holland

The Life of William John

William John Schaeffer was born in 1898. He married Obeline Pauline Lambert in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. He died in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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William John Schaeffer
1898–
Obeline Pauline Lambert
1908–1995
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Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

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.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 2

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1929

Age 31

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Schaffer 1. 2. variant of Schaefer .

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

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  • William J Schaeffer in household of Frans M Egberd, "United States Census, 1940"

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