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Nelson G Shaffer
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 15, 1865

Published in The Rochester Chronicle
Thursday, January 19, 1865

DIED.- We have today to record the Death of him we would have long kept back from among the list of the generous, kind and noble numbered with the dead. But the duty is ours, however painful it may be, to let the numerous and uncounted friends know, that NELSON G. SHAFFER, is "gone to that bourn from whence no traveler returns." .
Mr. Shaffer was born, and almost reared, within this county. He was 37 years old when he died, and a member the second term in the Lower House of the State Legislature. The wild woods and groves of his early home, taught him to love and admire nature, and like the hardy tree of his own native forest, standing firm against every storn, he determined to carve out his own fortune. Possessed of that will, and untiring energy, he buoyed himself above the hurricanes that lash the crooked streams of life, and storms of strife, growing stronger by each new effort, till, from a poor boy, he grew to be one of the first men in his county.
As a lawyer, he stood at the head of his profession; naturally sympathetic, he would work himself into the interests and feelings of his client, and with that keen perceptive faculty which he possessed, he was a very successful practitioner.
As a kind friend and husband, he had no equal. He loved his family with that affection that almost amounted to worship, and while a dearly beloved family mourn the loss of him who was to them a kind husband, a cherished father and a true brother, may we now mourn with them in their affliction. And in behalf of the widow and friends of the deceased we are permitted to tender to Hon. S. S. TERRY, Senator from this District, their sincere and heartfelt thanks for his kind services rendered during the whole of Mr. Shaffer's illness, guarding, watching over and administering to his wants with the anxiety and care of a devoted brother.
Published in The Rochester Chronicle
Thursday, February 23, 1865

LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS...Whereas, the Hon. NELSON G. SHAFFER, a Representative from the county of Fulton, departed this life in this city during the present session .... that the pay of the said Shaffer.... should be paid to his widow, LUCY SHAFFER....

Fulton County Indiana Newspaper Excerpts - 1865-66
by Wendell C. Tombaugh 
Family links: 
  Lucile Ann Chinn Brown (1836 - 1920)
  Laura Shaffer (____ - 1864)*
  Thomas Atwell Shaffer (1859 - 1920)*
  Mary Belle Shafer Toner (1861 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Rochester IOOF Cemetery
Fulton County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 2, Row 7
Created by: April Gross
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44082624
Nelson G Shaffer
Added by: April Gross
Nelson G Shaffer
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