Kenneth William Shafer

16 February 1927–17 June 2003 (Age 76)
Washburn, Woodford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Kenneth William

Kenneth William Shafer was born on 16 February 1927, in Washburn, Woodford, Illinois, United States as the son of Benjamin Shafer and Florence Davis. He married Grace Esther Porzelius on 28 February 1949, in Normal Township, McLean, Illinois, United States. He died on 17 June 2003, in his hometown, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Kenneth William Shafer
Grace Esther Porzelius
Marriage: 28 February 1949

Spouse and Children

28 February 1949
Normal Township, McLean, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Shafer


    Florence Davis




World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 5

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

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 Schaefer ‘shepherd’ or Schaffer ‘steward’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kenneth W Or Bill Shafer, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Kenneth W. Shafer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Kenneth W Shafer, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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