Donald Gayle Shaffer

7 February 1915–6 February 1991 (Age 75)
Rudolph, Wood, Ohio, United States

The Life of Donald Gayle

When Donald Gayle Shaffer was born on 7 February 1915, in Rudolph, Wood, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Calvin Shaffer, was 25 and his mother, Hazel Adell Jones, was 23. He married Velma Julia Klopfenstein on 2 June 1938, in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Liberty, Wood, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 February 1991, in Grove City, Charlotte, Florida, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Donald Gayle Shaffer
Velma Julia Klopfenstein
Marriage: 2 June 1938
Brenda Joyce Shaffer

Spouse and Children

2 June 1938
Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    James Radcliff Shaffer


    Justin Maxwell 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 6

Historical Boundaries - 1921: Charlotte, Florida, United States
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Story Highlight

This hand crank drill came out of the grain elevator fire of 1936 in Rudolph, Ohio. Donald lived right next to the grain elevator and worked there. When the fire hit, Donald picked it out of the ashe …

Sources (3)

  • Donald Shaffer in household of Samuel Shaffer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald G Shaffer in household of Samuel C Shaffer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald Gayle Shaffer, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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