William Robert Shafford

25 February 1930–24 February 2007 (Age 76)
Liberal, Seward, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert Shafford was born on 25 February 1930, in Liberal, Seward, Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Lewis Shafford, was 39 and his mother, Wilda Clair Davis, was 35. He lived in Moscow, Stevens, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Hugoton, Stevens, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 24 February 2007, in Johnson City, Blanco, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Johnson City Masonic Cemetery, Johnson City, Blanco, Texas, United States.

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Charles Lewis Shafford
Wilda Clair Davis
Charles Dwight Shafford
Velma Opal Shafford
Frances Marletta Shafford
Betty Jean Shafford
William Robert Shafford
Altia Irene Shafford
Barbara Joan Shafford

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 8

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from Spofford in the former West Riding of Yorkshire or possibly in some instances from Spofforth in North Yorkshire (formerly also in the West Riding).

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

Sources (2)

  • Billie R Shafford in household of Charlie L Shafford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Billy Robt Shafford in household of C L Shafford, "United States Census, 1940"

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