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Elmira Hawk Shafer
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1877
Kunkletown
Monroe County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1950
Gilbert
Monroe County
Pennsylvania, USA

Elmira Hawk was christened at St. Matthew's Church, Kunkletown. The sponsors
were her parents, William Henry Hawk and Amelia "Emily" Meckes. She was married to William H. Shafer by Rev. F. W. Smith
(Monroe County marriage license #1345). In 1911, 1935 and 1950 she was living at
Gilbert, PA.

Children of William H Shafer and Elmira Hawk:
1. Wesley William Shafer b. 1911
2. Sara Salome Shafer b. 1912
[Note: an additional child's memorial was found in Nov 2012 marked as being a child of William H Shafer and Elmire Hawk. I include that information here: William P Shafer b. 1902]

Elmira was a member of Salem Reformed Church for over 50 years, Women's Guild
and Rebekah Lodge of Effort, Progressive Women's Club and Salem Reformed church
Sunday school where she taught a class for a number of years. She was also a
member of the church choir.

She was a former member of the county Department of Public Assistance board
for several years. She was active in the West End Fair association and West End
Flower Club. She was also active in raising money for the new Salem Reformed
church building after the old one was destroyed by fire.

Elmira died in her home at Gilbert and was buried in Salem Church cemetery.
(Obit in "Pocono Record" and "Morning Call", Tuesday, 25 April 1950) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Henry Hawk (1850 - 1935)
  Amelia Meckes Hawk (1854 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  William H Shafer (1869 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  William P. Shafer (1902 - 1955)*
  Eliza A. Shafer (1910 - 1925)*
  Wesley William Shafer (1911 - 1965)*
  Sarah Salome Shafer Siegel (1912 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clara Agnes Hawk Frantz (1874 - 1956)*
  Elmira Hawk Shafer (1877 - 1950)
  Edna A Hawk Hawk (1879 - 1952)*
  Sarah Ann Hawk Pearsol (1881 - 1952)*
  Silas A Hawk (1886 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salem Church Cemetery
Gilbert
Monroe County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Laura Breite
Record added: Oct 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43595854
Elmira <i>Hawk</i> Shafer
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Elmira <i>Hawk</i> Shafer
Added by: louise floria
 
Elmira <i>Hawk</i> Shafer
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- yellowrose
 Added: Oct. 22, 2010
 
 
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