|Winfield Scott Shaffer, a prominent resident of Conemaugh, died at 7 o'clock yesterday morning at the Shaffer residence, 312 First street, after an illness of four years' duration. He suffered from a complication of ailments. The deceased was born in Plumville, Indiana County, on September 4, 1852, and was married to Miss Annie E. Palmer on September 14, 1876. Five children were born to this union, two daughters having preceded him to the grave. He is survived by his widow and three children - Lillian, wife of Herman Bloch, of Germantown, Philadelphia; Gertrude, wife of James F. Devlin, of the Eighth Ward, and Virginia, wife of John G. Taylor, of Conemaugh. He is also survived by five grandchildren.|
In 1871, when 19 years of age, Mr. Shaffer entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and soon became a trustworthy engineer. He continued in that capacity until last year. When very young he joined the United Brethren Church and was a member of the Official Board of the Conemaugh U. B. charge. Mr. Shaffer served on the Conemaugh School Board for a number of years and was made President of the First National Bank of Conemaugh 12 years ago.
The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon and will be in charge of Johnstown Lodge, No. 538. Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. Shaffer was admitted to membership in 1889. The services at the house will be in charge of the Rev. Dr. J. I. L. Ressler, pastor of the Conemaugh United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in Headrick's Cemetery, above Conemaugh.