Of Boise Valley
Called by Death
Mrs. Porter Shaffer, 71, Will
be Laid at Rest at Middleton
MIDDLETON (Special) - Mrs. Porter Shaffer, pioneer resident of
the Boise Valley, died at her home at Middleton Sunday
morning, at the age of 71 years. Funeral services will be held
at the Middleton Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Interment will be in Middleton cemetery.
Mrs. Shaffer has been in ill health for a number of
years and suffered a paralytic stroke two weeks ago, which was the
immediate cause of her death.
Mrs. Shaffer has been a resident of Boise Valley since
1884, residing most of the time at Middleton. She was born
January 6, 1861, in Caldwell county, Missouri, and was married to
Porter Shaffer in 1876. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the
Methodist church. Mr. Shaffer died several years ago.
The deceased is survived by eight children, Lee Shaffer
of Middleton, Mrs. Clara Ryals of Middleton, Mrs. F. E. Clemmens of
Boise, Miss Pearl Shaffer of Middleton, Frank Shaffer of Middleton,
Bert Shaffer of Oakland, Mrs. Ollie Hadsall of Middleton and Marvin
Shaffer of Portland; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; three
brothers, James Gray of Boise, W. R. and C. L. Gray of Middleton;
two sisters, Mrs. George Taylor of Seattle and Mrs. Anna Clemens of
A son, Frank Shaffer, is at present ill in the
Veterans' hospital at Boise