Susan Margaret Shaffer

5 April 1828–17 June 1900 (Age 72)
Maryland, United States

The Life of Susan Margaret

When Susan Margaret Shaffer was born on 5 April 1828, in Maryland, United States, her father, John Adam Shaffer, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Beard, was 25. She married John S Arnold on 1 June 1847, in Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Zihlman, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1850 and District 8, Garrett, Maryland, United States in 1880. She died on 17 June 1900, in Garrett, Maryland, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S Arnold
1821–1879
Susan Margaret Shaffer
1828–1900
Marriage: 1 June 1847
Washington Taylor Arnold
1848–1920
Mary Arnold
1850–1850
David H. Arnold
1850–
Martha Ann Arnold
1853–1938
Isaac Arnold
1855–
Thomas B Arnold
1855–1920
William Franklin Arnold
1858–1858
John Adam Arnold
1858–1932
George Arnold
1861–1861
Millie Arnold
1861–
Albert Samuel Arnold
1862–1938
Rev. Perry Archibald Arnold
1864–1949
Susan Margarette Arnold
1867–1946
Salome Arnold
1869–
Almira Grace Arnold
1873–1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 June 1847
Allegany, Maryland, United States
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1801–1866Male

    Catherine Beard

    Female1803–1870Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1863

Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaffer ‘steward’ or of Schaefer ‘shepherd’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Susan Arnold in household of John Arnold, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan M Arnold, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan M Jacob, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"

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