Earl Elijah Schaeffer

5 August 1902–11 June 1982 (Age 79)
Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Earl Elijah

When Earl Elijah Schaeffer was born on 5 August 1902, in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Francis William Shaffer, was 28 and his mother, Esta Cecelia Kemmerer, was 25. He married Beatrice M Cropper in 1924, in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 11 June 1982, in his hometown, at the age of 79, and was buried in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Earl Elijah Schaeffer
Beatrice M Cropper
Marriage: 1924
Evelyn M Shaffer

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Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States


    Evelyn M Shaffer


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 3

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Schaffer 1. 2. variant of Schaefer .

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

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  • Earl E. Schaffer in entry for Albert Anton, Jr. Koehler and Evelyn M. Schaffer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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