May Glenna Farrar

May 1875–1943 (Age 67)
Ohio, United States

The Life of May Glenna

When May Glenna Farrar was born in May 1875, in Ohio, United States, her father, Harry Alexis Farrar, was 25 and her mother, Elnora Rosella Perkins, was 22. She married George Allen Shaffer on 12 October 1893, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Dairyland, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died in 1943, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

George Allen Shaffer
May Glenna Farrar
Marriage: 12 October 1893
Harold Cleo Shaffer
Henry Willard Shaffer
Gladys Edith Shaffer
Werden Lionel Shaffer

Spouse and Children

12 October 1893
Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 8

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Northern English: occupational name for a smith or worker in iron, from Middle English and Old French farrour, ferour, from medieval Latin ferrator, an agent derivative of ferrare ‘to shoe horses’, from ferrum ‘iron’, in medieval Latin ‘horseshoe’. Compare Ferrier and Farrow .

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

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Sources (3)

  • G May Shaffer in household of A George Shaffer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Farrar in household of A Farrar, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary G Shaffer in household of Joseph A Bieloh, "United States Census, 1920"

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