George Clay Shaffer

1 October 1888–11 January 1955 (Age 66)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of George Clay

When George Clay Shaffer was born on 1 October 1888, in West Virginia, United States, his father, William Monroe Shaffer, was 28 and his mother, Rosa Altha McGee, was 21. He lived in Kingwood, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 11 January 1955, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

William Monroe Shaffer
Rosa Altha McGee
George Clay Shaffer
Guy Joshua Shaffer
Clinton Vance Shaffer
Walter L. Shaffer
Newton David Shaffer
Annie Pearl Shaffer
William F Shaffer
Theodore Shaffer
Harry C Shafer
Lena E Shaffer

Parents and Siblings

    William Monroe Shaffer


    Rosa Altha McGee




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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Sources (3)

  • George U Shaffer in household of William M Shaffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Clay Shaffer, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • George Clay Shaffer, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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