Leora B Shaffer

6 May 1919–2013 (Age 93)
Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States

The Life of Leora B

When Leora B Shaffer was born on 6 May 1919, her father, Clinton Edwin Shaffer, was 35 and her mother, Lida Ozone Knapp, was 21. She lived in Hart Township, Oceana, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Hart, Bowman, North Dakota, United States in 2009. She died in 2013, in Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States.

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Ronald Gray
Leora B Shaffer

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    Maurice Shaffer



    Darrel Shaffer


    Lester Shaffer



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · First Electric Blow Dryers Invented

Age 1

The first electric blow dryers were invented by Racine Universal Motor Company and Hamilton Beach, both Wisconsin companies.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Leora Gray in household of Ronald Gray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leora B Shaffer in household of Clinton E Shaffer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leora B Shaffer in household of Clinton E Shaffer, "United States Census, 1930"

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