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Frank William Shaffer
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1883
Miami County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1942
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

This is a story that I heard years ago from my grandmother. His mother had died when he was 7 yrs old. He had 2 sisters and a brother and when his mother died he went to live with another family. The four children were later adopted by other families. Frank was adopted by a couple named David and Mary Jane (Rice) Shaffer. Grandpa's last name before that was Eckman. He lost track of his siblings. Their names are Clara Ellen Eckman (1985-1962), Francis Marion Eckman (1887-??), Ida Emeline Eckman (1889-??). Grandpa's parents are Emanuel and Josephine B (Fisher) Eckman. Grandpa and Grandma had 6 children together. In the cemetery where Grandpa is buried there is a double headstone with his and Grandma's names on one side and this verse on the other side:

Children, behold as you pass by,
as you are now so once was I,
as I am now so shall you be,
prepare for death and follow me. 
Family links: 
  Emanuel Eckman (1857 - 1916)
  Josephine B Fisher Eckman (1864 - 1890)
  Eva May Beam Shaffer (1886 - 1969)
  Glen Burdel Shaffer (1904 - 1969)*
  Ruth Irene Shaffer Morrison (1906 - 1985)*
  Robert Eugene Shaffer (1911 - 1967)*
  Lucille Luella Shaffer Lenz (1914 - 1989)*
  Clara Elizabeth Shaffer Axtell (1917 - 1969)*
  Frank William Shaffer (1883 - 1942)
  Clara Ellen Eckman Flora (1885 - 1962)*
  Francis Marion Eckman (1887 - 1950)*
  Ida Emeline Eckman (1889 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Grand Prairie Cemetery
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Carol Axtell-Miller
Record added: Apr 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68101302
Frank William Shaffer
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