George Allen Shafer
Mildred Florence Robinson
Ellis Lee Shafer


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1. Mary Elaine Beecher

Ellis Lee Shafer 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 21 Jan 1915, Boone Township, Cass, IN 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Elaine Beecher on 13 Mar 1936 in Royal Center, Cass, IN 1
  • Died: 6 Oct 1985, Royal Center, Cass, IN at age 70 1 2 3
  • Buried: 9 Oct 1985, Royal Center: Royal Center Cemetery, Cass, IN 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: LZNM-6MD.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: laborer in steel mill on 11 Dec 1936 in Gary, Lake, IN. 4

2. Census in 1950 in Harrison Township, Cass, IN. 5 The 1950 census recorded Ellis L. Shafer, farmer, 35, living with wife Mary E., 37, and daughter El Raye, 13. Everyone was born in Indiana.

3. Cause of Death: sudden death, cause not determined, 6 Oct 1985, Royal Center, Cass, IN. 3

4. Obituary: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: obituary of Ellis L. Shafer on 7 Oct 1985 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 1 ROYAL CENTER - Ellis L. Shafer, 70, Rt. 2, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He was born Jan. 21, 1915, in Boone Township, to George A. and Mildred F. Robinson Shafer. He was married March 13, 1936, in Royal Center, to Mary Elaine Beecher, who survives. He was a farmer and a Polled Shorthorn cattle breeder. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church at Royal Center, Royal Center Lions Club, Logansport Evening Exchange Club, Eagles Lodge, National Corn Growers' Association and Indiana Polled Shorthorn Association. His bulls won three international grand championships and his grain won one grand championship at the International Livestock Show, Chicago. One bull won champion at the Indiana State Fair. He was the leading scorer on the 1970 bowling state champions, which, at the time had the state's second highest team score ever. Also surviving are his parents, George and Mildred Shafer, Rochester; a daughter, El Raye Hoyt, Torrence, Calif.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with .the Revs. James E. Cheney and Howard Western officiating. Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday or from 8 a.m. until services Wednesday in the funeral home.

Ellis married Mary Elaine Beecher, daughter of Clinton Everett Beecher and Grace Hazel Condon, on 13 Mar 1936 in Royal Center, Cass, IN.1 (Mary Elaine Beecher was born on 1 Dec 1912 in Liberty Twp., Fulton, IN,2 6 7 8 died on 7 Feb 2003 in Logansport, Cass, IN 2 8 and was buried on 10 Feb 2003 in Royal Center: Royal Center Cemetery, Cass, IN 2 8.)


1 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 7 Oct 1985, page 2. Obituary of Ellis L. Shafer.

2 Find A Grave,

3, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 85-035247. Ellis L. Shafer. Father George A. Shafer. Mother Mildred F. Robinson. Informant: Mary Elaine Shafer, wife.

4, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, El Raye Shafer, b. 11 Dec 1936 in Boone Township, Cass IN.

5 "1950 United States Census," Ellis L Shafer Harristown Township, Cass IN.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

7, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 14180. Mary Elaine Beecher. Father Clinton Beecher. Mother Grace Condon.

8, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 004027. Mary Elaine Shafer. Father Clinton E. Beecher. Mother Grace H. Condon.

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