Charles William Shaffer

10 January 1881–5 November 1946 (Age 65)
Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States

The Life of Charles William

When Charles William Shaffer was born on 10 January 1881, in Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States, his father, John Henderson Shaffer, was 25 and his mother, Sarah E Boykin, was 18. He married Sally Kate Pulliam on 20 July 1902, in Erath, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 5 November 1946, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Charles William Shaffer
Sally Kate Pulliam
Marriage: 20 July 1902
Donald Robert Schaffer

Spouse and Children

20 July 1902
Erath, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Charles W Shaffer in household of John H Shaffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015

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