Leonidus Shaffer Shahan

10 March 1927–19 April 2008 (Age 81)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leonidus Shaffer

When Leonidus Shaffer Shahan was born on 10 March 1927, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Leonidus Garfield Shahan, was 45 and his mother, Nona Elnora Shaffer, was 40. He married Beryl Louise Morris on 25 January 1953, in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States in 2005 and Mount Pleasant MM, Henry, Iowa, United States in 2006. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 19 April 2008, in Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Winfield Scott Township Cemetery, Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Leonidus Shaffer Shahan
Beryl Louise Morris
Marriage: 25 January 1953
Dwight David Shahan

Spouse and Children

25 January 1953
Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Lela Mae Shahan



    Leonidus Shaffer Shahan


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.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 14

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Sheehan .2 Muslim: from the Persian word shāhān ‘kings’, the plural of Shah . Shāhān Shāh ‘King of Kings’ was a title used by royalty in Iran before the revolution of 1979 . Shahan is a widespread name in Iran and the Indian subcontinent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonidus Shaffer Shohau, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Leonidus Leon Shaffer Shahan, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Leonidus Shaffer Shahon, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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