Mary Jane Slavin

28 November 1879–13 December 1957 (Age 78)
Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Slavin was born on 28 November 1879, in Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, Patrick Slavin, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Conlon, was 16. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Israel Joseph Shaffer. She lived in Tyrone Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Everson, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 13 December 1957, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery, Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Israel Joseph Shaffer
Mary Jane Slavin
William Joseph Shaffer
Elizabeth Wilson
Russell Shaffer
Elyrbitle Shaffer
James Regis Shaffer
Catharine Shaffer
Camille Joan Shaffer
Theresa A. Shaffer

Spouse and Children

    Israel Joseph Shaffer





    William Joseph Shaffer


    Russell Shaffer


    Elyrbitle Shaffer


    James Regis Shaffer


    Catharine Shaffer


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Slavin


    Elizabeth Conlon




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Slavin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sléibhín ‘descendant of Sléibhín’, a name probably derived from sliabh ‘mountain’ (perhaps originally a short form of Donnshléibhe; see Dunleavy ).2 Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Slave (from the Slavic word slava ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’) + the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Slevin in household of Patrick Slevin, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Shaffer in household of Israel Shaffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J Shaffer in household of Israel Shaffer, "United States Census, 1910"

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