Edward David Sheafer

2 February 1900–6 June 1972 (Age 72)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Edward David

When Edward David Sheafer was born on 2 February 1900, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Lane Sheafer, was 29 and his mother, Caroline Elizabeth Ritchey, was 29. He married Frances Spraggon in 1928. He lived in Birchwood, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1950. He died on 6 June 1972, at the age of 72.

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Edward David Sheafer
Frances Spraggon
Marriage: 1928

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 5
    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. 
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops, a sheep shearer, or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’, an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman .Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer , cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer .Americanized form of German Scheurer .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Edward D Sheafer in household of Thomas L Sheafer, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Edward David Sheafer in entry for Edward David Sheafer and Patricia Loughrey Ganson Westine, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Edward Sheafer in household of Thomas Sheafer, "United States Census, 1910"

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