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Orvilla Draper Shafer
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1865
Death: Dec. 18, 1943

"The Shafers were one of the first families in Utah to own a Pierce Arrow automobile," according to an account in the book, The Mormon Drapers, published in 1956, by Delbert M. Draper. He writes, how the "automobiles in the hands of others took the lives of the mother, the daughter and her husband, there by nearly annihilating the whole family."

John and Orvilla Draper Shafer had two children – a daughter, Mary Elizabeth "Mamie", and a son, Cloyd Elmer "Claude."

Delbert tells how Mamie's third husband, Cecil Johnston, who was preparing to leave on a deer hunting trip from his home in the early morning hours of October 27, 1947 was killed in his own car in front of his home. A driver, returning from the mountains after an all night party, fell asleep and his car without knowing crossed the street, out of control and crashed into the Johnston car, killing Cecil and serious injuring Mamie, as she handled Cecil something through the open front door of the car.

Mamie's mother, Orvilla Shafer, had been struck by an automobile in 1943 while cross the street near her home. Injuries sustained for this accident hastened Orvilla's death.

Mamie, herself, was struck by a car nine years later. She died the following day as a result of the injuries she suffered from the accident on Monday, March 25, 1952.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Draper (1807 - 1886)
  Mary Howarth Draper (1831 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  John Shafer (1861 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Cloyd Elmer Claude Shafer (1886 - 1966)*
  Mary Elizabeth Shafer Johnston (1888 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Hagarty Draper (1826 - 1904)**
  Julia Anna Draper Durbin (1828 - 1884)**
  Moses Draper (1832 - 1915)**
  William "Doc" Lathrop Draper (1836 - 1887)**
  Albert Edward Draper (1840 - 1913)**
  Parley Pine Draper (1843 - 1924)**
  Isaac Grant Draper (1846 - 1922)**
  Almon Draper (1846 - 1919)**
  Nephi Draper (1849 - 1921)**
  Mary Ann Draper Kimball (1849 - 1921)**
  Caroline Draper Tripp (1850 - 1926)**
  Eliza Jane Draper Smith (1854 - 1946)**
  Brigham Manhardt Draper (1855 - 1926)**
  George Howarth Draper (1855 - 1933)*
  Artemesia Draper Anderson (1857 - 1940)**
  Riley Newton Draper (1857 - 1927)**
  James Draper (1859 - 1927)*
  Irene Draper Bradley (1861 - 1951)*
  Lois Draper Bruno (1862 - 1934)**
  John Draper (1863 - 1865)*
  Orin Draper (1864 - 1943)**
  Orvilla Draper Shafer (1865 - 1943)
  Mary Ellen Draper Christensen (1866 - 1915)*
  Ruth Hannah Draper Armstrong (1867 - 1950)**
  Launy Olive Draper Anderson (1869 - 1967)**
  Alfred Draper (1869 - 1959)*
  Aury Draper (1869 - 1961)**
  Ordansa Draper (1871 - 1871)**
  Charles Thomas Draper (1872 - 1872)*
  Chester Draper (1873 - 1888)**
  Myrum Ellinor Draper Lund (1875 - 1965)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: Ryan D. Curtis
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Feb 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105848907
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