May M Gangwer

Female19 October 1917–26 June 1959

Brief Life History of May M

When May M Gangwer was born on 19 October 1917, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Howard Wilber Gangwer, was 24 and her mother, Irene Gertrude Desch, was 19. She married Elwood Francis Schaffer on 3 October 1942, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 26 June 1959, in Fullerton, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elwood Francis Schaffer
May M Gangwer
Marriage: 3 October 1942

Sources (6)

  • Mae Ganguere, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mae M. Gangwer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Mae M. Gangwer Schaffer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1942Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.


    Age 12

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Gangewere , a surname of German origin.

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

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