Harold Dorman Shofner

31 July 1924–23 December 1995 (Age 71)
Taylor, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Harold Dorman

When Harold Dorman Shofner was born on 31 July 1924, in Taylor, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Shofner, was 32 and his mother, Nellie Despain, was 26. He lived in Wyanet, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 23 December 1995, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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Harold Dorman Shofner
Shirley Mae Ledbetter

Spouse and Children

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    Mildred Marie Shofner


    Marjorie Lee Shefner


    Leatha M Shefner



    Eugene Shofner


World Events (8)

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 1

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 2

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaffner .

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

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  • Harold A Shefner in household of Ben Shefner, "United States Census, 1930"

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