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Mary Ann Courtad Shafer
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1868
Upper Sandusky
Wyandot County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1943
Ohio, USA

She married Ira Clinton Shafer April 18, 1894



Burns Received Nearly Three Weeks Ago Cause Death

Serious burns received Saturday evening, Oct. 16, when her clothes caught fire from a gas stove at her home at 432 East Bigelow Street, in this city, resulted fatally for Mrs. Mary A. Shafer, 75, at Bucyrus City hospital, at 4:10 o'clock Friday morning. Mrs. Shafer was taken to the hospital the following day after the accident and had since been in a serious condition.

Mrs. Shafer was born January 11, 1865, in Wyandot County, the daugher of Martin and Eva (Simonis) Courtad. She was united in marriage with Clinton Shafer, who survives. One son, William Shafer, was killed in an automobile accident several years ago. Surviving are two sons, Robert A. Shafer and Harry F. Shafer, both of this city, eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Lowry, of northeast of this city; and Mrs. Harry Houser of North Seventh Street, also three brothers; Anthony Courtad, of Norwalk; Michael Courtad, of Carey, and Albert Courtad, of east of town.

She was one of a family of ten sons and four daughters, the following brothers and one sister having preceeded in death: Charles, Henry, Joseph, George, Frank, Martin and James Courtad, and Mrs. Magdalena Strasser.

Mrs. Shafer was a member of St. Peter's Catholic church in this city. She leaves a host of friends. She lived in the local community all her life.

The funeral will be held Monday morning, with services at 9 o'clock from the Bringham & Co. funeral home, followed by services at 9:30 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church, in charge of Rev. William J. McKeown. Interment will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery.

The body was brought from the hospital to the Bringman & Co. funeral home Friday morning. Friends may call there after 7 o'clock Saturday evening.
Family links: 
  Martin J. Courtad (1819 - 1910)
  Eva Simonis Courtad (1832 - 1912)
  Ira Clinton Shafer (1868 - 1947)
  William Abraham Shafer (1896 - 1928)*
  Robert Michael Shafer (1902 - 1993)*
  Harry Frederick Shafer (1903 - 1992)*
  Charles Courtad (1850 - 1934)*
  Henry Courtad (1852 - 1920)*
  Joseph L Courtad (1854 - 1929)*
  Magdalena Courtad Strasser (1856 - 1916)*
  Anthony Courtad (1860 - 1954)*
  William Frank Courtad (1861 - 1928)*
  Martin Courtad (1863 - 1881)*
  James Courtad (1866 - 1917)*
  Mary Ann Courtad Shafer (1868 - 1943)
  Margaret C. Courtad Lowry (1870 - 1958)*
  Michael Courtad (1871 - 1948)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Courtad Houser (1875 - 1964)*
  Albert Courtad (1878 - 1953)**
*Calculated relationship
Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery
Upper Sandusky
Wyandot County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Jean Quentmeyer
Record added: Nov 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8115371
Mary Ann <i>Courtad</i> Shafer
Added by: Harley Hoover
Mary Ann <i>Courtad</i> Shafer
Added by: Harley Hoover
Mary Ann <i>Courtad</i> Shafer
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 Added: May. 31, 2011

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