Glen Shafer (1924 - 1997)

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Rochester, Thurston County, Washington

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Catherine Shafer

Catherine Shafer

Audrey Ruth Boger

Audrey Ruth Boger

Annabell Soul Shafer

Annabell Soul Shafer

Jack and Zack Shafer

Jack and Zack Shafer

John Wakat, Jack & Zackariah Shafer

John Wakat, Jack & Zackariah Shafer

Jim Thorpe, Moose McCormick and the 1913 New York Giants

Jim Thorpe, Moose McCormick and the 1913 New York Giants

Mary Ruhanna Moore Shafer

Mary Ruhanna Moore Shafer

Joseph Henry Shafer

Joseph Henry Shafer

Mae Elizabeth Shafer

Mae Elizabeth Shafer

Mary Ruhanna Moore

Mary Ruhanna Moore

J. Henry Shafer & Mary Moore Shafer

J. Henry Shafer & Mary Moore Shafer

Joseph Henry Shafer

Joseph Henry Shafer

Joseph Henry Shafer, 1863

Joseph Henry Shafer, 1863

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Al and Nellie Shafer Family, SD 1908 Catherine Shafer Audrey Ruth Boger Annabell Soul Shafer

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1924 - In the year that Glen Shafer was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1943 - When he was 19 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1953 - By the time he was 29 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

1969 - He was 45 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

1997 - In the year of Glen Shafer's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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Glen Shafer died on January 3, 1997 at age 72. There is no known cause of death. He was born on April 12, 1924. There is no information about Glen's immediate family. We know that Glen Shafer had been residing in Rochester, Thurston County, Washington.

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