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 Cyrus Milton Shaver

Cyrus Milton Shaver

Birth
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1927 (aged 87–88)
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 101246448 · View Source
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BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, Vol. XXXII, Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of
Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania. Boston, Biographical Review
Publishing Company: 1899, pp 33-34.

Cyrus M. Shaver, a well-to-do and highly respected citizen of Somerset, Pa., was born in this township, June 19, 1839, a son of George and Sarah (Haines) Shaver. His paternal grandfather, Deacon Philip Shaver, was born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1786, and was there brought up on a farm. When eighteen years old he came to Somerset County, Pennsylvania, which he made his permanent place of residence, living here until his death in 1879 at an advanced age of ninety-three years. He owned and operated a grist-mill for many years, and he also carried on general farming, being an extensive business man for his time. His wife, Sarah Smith, who bore him four sons and five daughters, spent her entire seventy years of earthly life in Somerset County. She, like himself, was a member of the Lutheran church, of which he was Deacon and an Elder for a number of years. George Shaver, son of Deacon Philip, was born in the township of Somerset,
Pa., September 28, 1810, and died here September 16, 1895. He was an industrious and prosperous farmer. In his earlier active life he worked during the summer seasons at the mason's trade, and in the long and cold winters made a substantial living for himself and family as a coverlet weaver, doing the work at home on a hand loom. He was a Republican in politics, very active in local
affairs, and served in various public offices of trust, such as Town Clerk and Assessor. His wife, Sarah, daughter of John Haines, of Milford township, Pa., died at the age of seventy years. Both were members of the Lutheran church. They had three children, two of whom are living - Elizabeth and Cyrus M. Elizabeth has been twice married. By her first husband, David Swank, she had
two sons - Aaron and Ephraim Swank. Her second husband, David Young, died some time since, leaving her with five children - Annie, Sadie, Minnie, Russell, and Milton.

Cyrus M. Shaver, son of George and grandson of Deacon Philip Shaver, was educated in the common schools of Somerset township, where he became versed in the practical sciences, a knowledge of which is essential to a business man. In early manhood he learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed summers for a number of years; while in the winter he wove coverlets, oftentimes working with his father, who had taught him the art. He is now living on a portion of the ancestral estate, and devotes his attention largely to the agricultural pursuits, in which he has met with excellent success. He is a stanch Republican in his political affiliations, and is prominent in town affairs. For six years he served as a School Director, was Tax Collector the same length of time and for a number of terms was Township Clerk. He was Postmaster in the village of Listie eight consecutive years, and during that time he conducted a store of general merchandise, and served as ticket agent at Listie on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. In 1890, when the last census was taken, he was appointed enumerator of this township.

On January 1, 1862, Mr. Shaver married Julia, daughter of John C. Schrock, of Somerset. She died August 24, 1886. Ten children were born of their union, eight of whom are now living, namely: Edward E., who married Agnes Brumbaugh, of Bedford, Pa., and has three children - Chalmer, Ruth, and Roland; George G; Ida M.; Lizzie L.; William W., who married Jennie Swank, of Somerset, and has two children - Marjory and Emeline; Sadie E.; Fannie G., wife of Edward Neid, of this town and mother of one child, Marion; and Lottie B. On October 2, 1892, Mr. Shaver married for his second wife Nancy, daughter of Alexander Hunter, of Somerset. She is an active member of the Disciples church, and he is identified by membership with the German Baptist church, to which his first wife also belonged.

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  • Created by: Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101246448
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus Milton Shaver (19 Jun 1839–1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101246448, citing Listie Cemetery, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley (contributor 47190867) .