Betty Joyce Shaffer

5 July 1926–29 April 2002 (Age 75)
Union Deposit, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Betty Joyce

When Betty Joyce Shaffer was born on 5 July 1926, in Union Deposit, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Melvin Franklin Shaffer, was 24 and her mother, Mary Elena Walmer, was 24. She married Frank Edwin Tomazin on 28 June 1947, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in South Hanover Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 29 April 2002, in Union Deposit, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Edwin Tomazin
Betty Joyce Shaffer
Marriage: 28 June 1947
Richard Melvin Tomazin

Spouse and Children

28 June 1947
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Charles Raymond Shaffer



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Story Highlight


This was a very neat experience for me, I loved going to Pennsylvania as a kid and staying at my grandma's. We would swim in her pool, catch lightening bugs, play with cousins, sleep on the floor and …

Sources (3)

  • Betty Shaffer in household of Melvin Shaffer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty J Shaffer in household of Melvin F Shaffer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty J Shaffer Tomazin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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