Daniel Eusebius Shaffer

5 May 1856–13 July 1942 (Age 86)
Monroe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Daniel Eusebius

When Daniel Eusebius Shaffer was born on 5 May 1856, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States, his father, Isaac Shaffer, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Summit, was 19. He married Sarah Alice Moore on 22 December 1882, in Grayson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1900 and Washington, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 13 July 1942, in Thackerville, Love, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Thackerville, Love, Oklahoma, United States.

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Daniel Eusebius Shaffer
Sarah Alice Moore
Marriage: 22 December 1882
Ollie Elizabeth Shaffer
Samuel Edgar Shaffer
Eunice Evelyn Shaffer
Mary E Shaffer
Lillie E Shaffer
Jesse Eusebius Shaffer
Paul Ellery Shaffer
Grayce E Shaffer

Spouse and Children

22 December 1882
Grayson, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 6

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 25

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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)

  • Dannel E Shaffer in household of Isaac Shaffer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David E Shaffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Daniel Shaffer, "United States Census, 1930"

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