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Fern Etta Shaver
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1904
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 24, 1907
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

Fern Etta Shaver was a twin sister to Fred George Shaver. They were the children of George & Emma VanBuren Shaver. The Pottawattamie County death record for Fern indicates that she died of pneumonia and was buried in Avoca on May 26, 1907 with E. H. Derby being the undertaker. There is no stone in Graceland Cemetery for her. However, on the records kept by the City of Avoca for burials, on lots purchased by Joseph Liggett in Section 5 Block 307 there is listed a "Shaffer child" as being buried. There are no other "Shaffer's" in Graceland Cemetery, so we believe this to be a misspell in the city records. There are two Liggett stones in the above area.

Obituary of Baby Shaver. Little Fern Etta Shaver was born south of Hancock, Iowa, September 27, 1904, and died at her home in Avoca, Friday, May 24, after an illness of two weeks of pneumonia, aged two years, seven months and twenty-seven days. An open bud has been transplanted to the courts of Paradise, there to bloom on in perpetual beauty through eternity. A twin brother to this little baby girl is reported dangerously sick. ("The Journal-Herald" dated 30 May 1907, p. 5)

Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Shaver desire to return thanks to friends and neighbors who have been so kind to them during the illness and death of their little one. ("The Journal-Herald" dated 30 May 1907, p. 8) 
Family links: 
  Emma Frances VanBuren Hardy (1872 - 1941)
  William Ray Dyson (1889 - 1918)*
  Dewayne Edwin Butcher (1900 - 1969)*
  Geraldine Eva Butcher Lage (1902 - 1967)*
  Fern Etta Shaver (1904 - 1907)
  Fred George Shaver (1904 - 1950)*
  Benjamin Franklin Shaver (1907 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Barbara Butcher
Record added: Jul 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28031648
Fern Etta Shaver
Added by: Barbara Butcher
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