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SHAFFER, Samuel


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    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 11 Oct 1917, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Samuel Shaffer, the veteran who was injured by being hit by a street car on the Dale line last Friday evening died last night at Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since the accident. Mr. Shaffer, who had been in his 74th year, left the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Mangus of Clark St., early in the afternoon on a visit to the central part of the city and was on his way home at the time of the accident. Near the intersection of Horner and Bedford streets he stepped aside to allow a woman to pass with a baby carriage and a second later a street car ran him down, fracturing his collar bone and several ribs. Pneumonia developed on Sunday causing his death.

He was born in Jackson Township in 1844 and was a woodturner. His wife, Mary A. Pergrin Shaffer, died in 1888. Samuel is survived by brother Levi Shaffer of Iowa; three sons, three daughter, 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His children are; Mrs. Mason Mangus; Mrs. Moody Paul of Dale Borough; Mrs. A.J. Strayer, of Walnut Grove; Samuel H. Jr. of 17th Ward and Levi and Edwin Shaffer, both of Dale Borough.

The body was prepared for burial by Undertaker John Pendry and removed to the Mangus home where services were conducted by Rev. M. Clyde Horst, pastor of Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren of which he was a communicant. Burial at Mundy's Corner Cemetery.

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