Lulu Mae Young

20 August 1882–20 September 1951 (Age 69)
Orange, California, United States

The Life of Lulu Mae

When Lulu Mae Young was born on 20 August 1882, in Orange, California, United States, her father, Nester Alcinous "Al" Young, was 37 and her mother, Martha Sophia Dawson, was 31. She married Jesse Reno Shafer on 20 August 1902, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 20 September 1951, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Jesse Reno Shafer
Lulu Mae Young
Marriage: 20 August 1902
Marjorie May Shafer
Marjorie Mae Shafer

Spouse and Children

    Jesse Reno Shafer



20 August 1902
Los Angeles, California, United States


    Marjorie May Shafer


    Marjorie Mae Shafer


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.2 Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch ( De ) Jong(H) and Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .3 assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lulu M Shafer in household of Jesse R Shafer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lulu M Young in household of Nestor A Young, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lula Young in entry for Theodore Koeberle Weir and Marjorie Mae Shafer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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