Charles Patrick Shaffer (1891 - 1932)

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Charles Patrick Shaffer
1891 - 1932
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Patrick Shaffer was born on November 11, 1891 in Sissonville, West Virginia. He was born to Marcus Lafayette Shaffer and Sarah "Sallie" (Christopher) Shaffer, with siblings Lawrence, Ernest, Elizabeth, William, Dayton, Biddie, Jesse, Mary, and Marcus. He died on July 24, 1932 in Bancroft, West Virginia at 40 years of age.

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Charles Patrick Shaffer

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Charles

Middle name

Patrick

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Birth

Charles Shaffer was born on in Sissonville, Kanawha County, West Virginia

Death

Charles Shaffer died on in Bancroft, Putnam County, West Virginia

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Schowen Hill Cemetery, in Bancroft, Putnam County, West Virginia

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Headquarters Company, 6th Division, 54th Infantry, World War I.

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Charles Patrick Shaffer Family Tree

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Parents:

Marcus Lafayette Shaffer
Sep 1, 1863 - Mar 22, 1915
Sarah "Sallie" (Christopher) Shaffer
Dec 6, 1866 - Dec 9, 1946

Siblings:

Lawrence Vinton Shaffer
Jan 1, 1888 - Oct 29, 1918
Ernest Lee Shaffer
Sep 7, 1889 - Oct 31, 1918
Elizabeth Lynn Shaffer
Apr 29, 1894 - Oct 27, 1918
William Beverly Shaffer
Apr 8, 1896 - Jun 3, 1948
Dayton Shaffer
Aug 28, 1898 - Jun 3, 1924
Biddie Shaffer
Oct 13, 1900 - Jan 24, 1965
Jesse S. Shaffer
Oct 7, 1906 - December 1983
Mary Margaret (Shaffer) McGrew
Jun 20, 1908 - Apr 23, 1973
Nitro, WV
Marcus Lafayette Shaffer
Jan 18, 1903 - May 27, 1969
Poca, WV

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Charles Patrick Shaffer died on July 24, 1932 in Bancroft, West Virginia at 40 years old. He was buried in Schowen Hill Cemetery, Bancroft, West Virginia. Charles was born on November 11, 1891 in Sissonville, West Virginia. He was born to Marcus Lafayette Shaffer and Sarah "Sallie" (Christopher) Shaffer, with siblings Lawrence, Ernest, Elizabeth, William, Dayton, Biddie, Jesse, Mary, and Marcus.
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1891 - 1932 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Charles Patrick Shaffer was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1907, at the age of 16 years old, Charles was alive when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1916, Charles was 25 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1923, by the time he was 32 years old, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1932, in the year of Charles Patrick Shaffer's passing, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

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