Dayton Shaffer (1898 - 1924)

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Dayton Shaffer
1898 - 1924
updated February 06, 2019
Dayton Shaffer was born on August 28, 1898 in West Virginia. He was born to Marcus Lafayette Shaffer and Sarah "Sallie" (Christopher) Shaffer, with siblings Lawrence, Ernest, Charles, Elizabeth, William, Biddie, Jesse, Mary, and Marcus. He died on June 3, 1924 in Bancroft, West Virginia at 25 years old.


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Dayton Shaffer was born on in Kanawha County, West Virginia


Dayton Shaffer died on in Bancroft, Putnam Co, WV County, West Virginia

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



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Dayton Shaffer Family Tree

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


Lawrence Vinton Shaffer
Jan 1, 1888 - Oct 29, 1918
Ernest Lee Shaffer
Sep 7, 1889 - Oct 31, 1918
Charles Patrick Shaffer
Nov 11, 1891 - Jul 24, 1932
Elizabeth Lynn Shaffer
Apr 29, 1894 - Oct 27, 1918
William Beverly Shaffer
Apr 8, 1896 - Jun 3, 1948
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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Dayton Shaffer died on June 3, 1924 in Bancroft, West Virginia at 25 years old. He was buried in Schowen Hill Cemetery, Bancroft, West Virginia. Dayton was born on August 28, 1898 in West Virginia. He was born to Marcus Lafayette Shaffer and Sarah "Sallie" (Christopher) Shaffer, with siblings Lawrence, Ernest, Charles, Elizabeth, William, Biddie, Jesse, Mary, and Marcus.
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In 1898, in the year that Dayton Shaffer was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1902, he was only 4 years old when the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1908, when he was merely 10 years old, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1910, at the age of just 12 years old, Dayton was alive when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1924, in the year of Dayton Shaffer's passing, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

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