Grace Elizabeth Gardner

13 May 1876–2 January 1954 (Age 77)
Hubbard Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States

The Life of Grace Elizabeth

When Grace Elizabeth Gardner was born on 13 May 1876, in Hubbard Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, her father, William John Gardner, was 39 and her mother, Alcena Jane Elliott, was 30. She married Glidden L Shafer on 29 March 1896, in Mahoning, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Canfield, Canfield Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Canfield, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 2 January 1954, in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Canfield, Mahoning, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Glidden L Shafer
Grace Elizabeth Gardner
Marriage: 29 March 1896
Effie Shafer
Evelyn Shafer
William N. Shafer
Infant Shafer

Spouse and Children

29 March 1896
Mahoning, Ohio, United States


    Effie Shafer




    Infant Shafer


Parents and Siblings

    William John Gardner


    Alcena Jane Elliott




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Gardener .2 Probably a translated form of German Gärtner ( see Gartner ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Shafer in household of Martin Gedna, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Schafer in household of Glidden S Schafer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Shafer in household of Martin Gedra, "United States Census, 1930"

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