Matilda Polk
(1865-1947)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Charles J. Shaffer

Matilda Polk 1 2 3

  • Born: Jun 1865, , , PA 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Charles J. Shaffer
  • Died: 19 Jun 1947, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 82 2 6
  • Buried: Hazleton: Vine Street Cemetery, Luzerne, PA 2

   FamilySearch ID: LJ2N-XRY.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 5 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 585 NE Church Street: Charles Shaffer, agent dry goods, 38, born May 1862, living with wife Tilla, 34, Jun 1865; and daughter Florence M., 8, Jun 1881. All were born in Pennsylvania, with the parents of Charles and Tilla born in Germany. Charles and Tilla were married for 10 years and had birthed only 1 child by 1900.
Next door at 587 NE Church Street is Henry Shaffer, agent dry goods, 35, Dec 1864, married for 13 years to wife Ida E., 35, Sep 1864. With them are children: Bessie B., 12, May 1888; and Earl K., 7, Mar 1893. All were born in Pennsylvania and Henry's parents were born in Germany.

2. Census in 1910 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 4 The 1910 census recorded at 601 N. Church Street: Mrs. Matilda Shaffer, widowed, 45, living with her daughter, Florence, music teacher, 18. The census states Matilda had birthed only one child by 1910. Matilda was born in Pennsylvania but her parents were born in Germany. Florence and her parents were born in Pennsylvania.


Matilda married Charles J. Shaffer. (Charles J. Shaffer was born in May 1862 in , , PA,5 7 died in 1906 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA 7 and was buried in Hazleton: Vine Street Cemetery, Luzerne, PA 7.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF4N-69Y William J. Stem and Florence M. Schaffer, 11 Jan 1911; citing Siegfried, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2080100.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39210217.

3 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 30 Jun 1975, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Florence Kistler.

4 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG4P-M66 , Mrs. Matilda Shaffer, Hazleton Ward 9, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48, sheet 5A, family 103, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375380.

5 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3QM-45H Charles Shaffer, Hazleton city Ward 9, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 47, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241432.

6 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 54654. Matilda Shaffer.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39211145.



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