Lucretia Catherine Shaffer

30 May 1855–8 February 1942 (Age 86)
Terre Haute, Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lucretia Catherine

When Lucretia Catherine Shaffer was born on 30 May 1855, in Terre Haute, Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, her father, Reuben Urban Shaffer, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Ann Zirkle, was 18. She married William Duncan Thackery on 27 January 1876, in Champaign, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 February 1942, in Terre Haute, Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86.

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William Duncan Thackery
Lucretia Catherine Shaffer
Marriage: 27 January 1876
Edward Thackrey
Earnest Emmett Thackeray
Earl Thackeray
Elliot Thackery
Edith Thackeray
Emory Thackeray
Edna Thackeray
Elmer Elias Thackery
Elwood D Thackery

Spouse and Children

27 January 1876
Champaign, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 5

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • L C Shaffer in household of Ruben Shaffer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucretia Shaffer in household of Reuben Shaffer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucretia C Shaffer in household of Alexander Shaffer, "United States Census, 1860"

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