Leaf River Mirror, January 30, 1931
Elias M. Shafer, son of John and Mary Shafer, was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., November 13, 1847, and departed this life at Adeline, Ill, January 18, 1931 at the age of 84 years, 2 months, and 14 days. He came to this part of the country when a small boy and lived in this community the greater part of his life. He was united in marriage to Lydia Catherine Ausherman on October 17, 1889 and she preceded him in death on October 17, 1927. He leaves to mourn his passing two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kilkeifer and Mrs. Susan Rabuck of Sunbury, Pa., nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
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