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Jim Shafer (#46862665)
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Doug Taylor
Emma Taylor marker photo
Jim... Thank you SO very much for fulfilling my photo request. Gr-grandma Emma died before my father was born, so I nearly nothing about her and this photo is MOST sincerely appreciated.
Added by Doug Taylor on Feb 02, 2016 12:25 PM
Merritt"s 156345388
Thanks for fulfilling the request!
Added by Darrel on Jan 20, 2016 6:20 PM
RE: Mary Williams Dudley
Hi Jim - Thomas is listed as the father of Mary Ann Williams on the original death record of the Willard Precinct Cemetery.

His father's name has been recorded as Richard Morris Williams on some of the family search data, so Morris could have very well been Thomas's middle name, but since middle names were so rarely used or recognized in that era, I really do not know.

Also, since Thomas, Richard, Ann, Williams, and Lewis are such common Welsh names and surnames, finding the correct Christening record is like a needle in the haystack. My best source is the death record of Willard, where Mary Ann died.

Sorry to not be of more help. Cheers, Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jan 06, 2016 11:23 AM
Betty Jean Penick's grave
Dear Mr. Shafer,

Thank you so much for taking the picture of my Aunt
Betty Jean's gravestone.

You are a very kind person to take photos for complete strangers. I really do appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

All the best to you,

Added by Becky on Sep 30, 2015 7:22 PM
Kenneth Lloyd
William Manford Shafer's Mother
Jim, you have done a really outstanding job with your research & I want to thank you very much.

I am Kenneth LLOYD, a direct descendant of William Henry SHAFER & his "1st wife", Mary Elizabeth ANDERSON, b. 1833 in IN., d. 17 Mar. 1862 & their son, William Manford SHAFER, b. 5 Feb. 1854, Franklin Co., IN., d. 18 Nov. 1931 Minneapolis, Ottowah, KS. & his 2d wife, Malissa DANE, b. 10 Oct. 1860, Rockport, Spencer, IN., d. 6 Mar. 1933, Weiser, Washington, ID. & their dauther, Zannah Icenna SHAFER, b. 31 Jul. 1896 Parsons, Labette, KS, d. 2 Dec. 1977 La Grande, Union, OR., & her hubsband, Charles Christian Frederick (C.C.F.) LLOYD, b. 26 Aug 1876, Harriettsville, Noble, OH. d. 25 Apr. 1941, Pendleton, Umatilla, OR. & my parents, Charles Justin LLOYD, b. 5 Jul. 1922, La Grande Union, OR, d. 25 Feb. 1992, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, ID. & his wife, Alice Gertrude DEAN, b. 24 Jul. 1924, Spokane, Spokane, WA., d. 2 Apr. 2001, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, ID.

All of the above information was provided by either my parents or my Grandmother Zannah. All this being laid as a foundation, I need to tell you that William Manford SHAFER, & Mary Catherine "Kate" SHAFER were via Mary Elizabeth ANDERSON, NOT Sarah LAMBERT. Furthermore, you have raised an outstanding curiosity, Mr. Theodore Fletcher SHAFER, b. 30 Jan. 1854, supposedly via Sarah LAMBERT. Theodore, & my Grandfather, William Manford SHAFER were born less than a month apart & Sarah LAMBERT was born 10 Mar. 1844 in Franklin Co. IN. That would make her almost 10 years old when Theodore was born.

Can you please clarify this problem. I have heard from other kin that Theodore Fletcher SHAFER is actually kin to me & I would really like to know the true link. I can be reached at the following web site:
Added by Kenneth Lloyd on Sep 26, 2015 6:11 AM
Kenneth Lloyd
Theodore Fletcher SHAFER
Here is a puzzle. Per Find A, Theodore is the son of William Henry SHAFER & Sarah LAMBERT.
William & Sarah married on 20 Dec. 1862. Theodore was born 30 Jan. 1854 in Franklin Co., IN. He passed over on 28 Apr. 1923 in CA. Now get this. My Great Grandfather, William Manford SHAFER, son of William Henry SHAFER & Mary Elizabeth ANDERSON, was born 5 Feb. 1854 in Franklin Co., IN. & passed over on 18 Nov. 1931 in KS. Their births are less than a week apart. William Manford SHAFER was William & Mary's 2d of 5 children. Their 1st was Cassa Matilda, born 13 Apr. 1852 also in Franklin Co., IN., which means that they married about 1850, 12 years prior to William marrying Sarah. So my questions are these. Did William & Sarah have an affair, as it were, during the same month that William Manford was conceived? That, or is Theodore not really the child of William & Sarah? Do you have any hard sources with relation to Theodore?

Thanks for the great work!!!

Kenneth LLOYD at

Added by Kenneth Lloyd on Sep 23, 2015 6:52 AM
Henry and Eva McGraw in Valhalla
Thank you so much for these photos. I really appreciate them.
Added by Winnie on Sep 10, 2015 8:29 PM
Brooke Schreier Ganz
Thanks for taking that photo for me a while back. I appreciate it!

- Brooke
Added by Brooke Schreier Ganz on Jul 27, 2015 3:33 PM
Judi and Marie
James & Mabel Littlejohn
Thank you for getting the pictures for them. I apologize, I don't know If I Sent you a thank you or not so I want to now, If I didn't I apologize for it taken so long. I have moved several time an got way behind on Find A Grave
Judi and Marie
Added by Judi and Marie on Jul 05, 2015 11:04 PM
RE: Donald Jay Dean
You are very welcome. I'm glad I was able to help.
Added by Ron on Jun 30, 2015 10:02 AM
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