Wilma Arlene Sheffler

24 February 1912–17 October 1996 (Age 84)
Wells, Ottawa, Kansas, United States

The Life of Wilma Arlene

When Wilma Arlene Sheffler was born on 24 February 1912, in Wells, Ottawa, Kansas, United States, her father, Charles Wesley Sheffler, was 48 and her mother, Margaret Jane Morganthall, was 26. She lived in Wycombe, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Union Township, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died on 17 October 1996, in Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

A strike led by silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey. The primary demands of the strike were focused on improved quality of working conditions and establishing an eight-hour workday limit. Two protestors were killed during the strike, and over 1,850 workers were arrested. The strike ultimately ended in failure, due to the manufacturers' inability to accept the demands of the strikes.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

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

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps an occupational name for a shepherd, from Yiddish shof, German Schaf ‘sheep’ + the agent suffix -ler.2 Americanized spelling of German Scheffler .

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

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  • Wilma A Sheffler in household of Robt Bantley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilma A Jefferson in household of Clarence Jefferson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilma Sheffler in household of D L Sheffler, "Kansas State Census, 1915"

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