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Edwin Shaffer obituary

Edwin Shaffer Dies In Albany Hospital Friday
Funeral Was Held in M. E. Church Monday
Was A Prominent Businessman - Square and Upright in His Dealings
August 11, 1927

    The death of Edwin D. Shaffer, which took place at the Albany hospital on Friday last took from our midst one of our most highly respected citizens. For a long time he had been afflicted with a species of rheumatism and at times suffered excruciating pain. Some time ago he went to the Ellis hospital at Schenectady for an examination and returning from there he went to his former home at Blenheim that he might be out in the open and get the benefit of the sunlight. For a time this did seem to help but a week or two ago he became worse and was taken to the hospital where he died.
     Mr. Shaffer was the son of Jacob L. and Christina Zeh Shaffer and was born near Blenheim 65 years ago. He was one of a family of ten children. All now save two, Albert of Oneonta and Joseph of Breakabeen, have passed on to the other land. His death make three deaths in the family within the past year.
     The most of his life was passed in the locality of his birth and there he was greatly esteemed. Coming to Middleburgh several years ago and becoming one of the business men of the place he here gained for himself, by square dealing and upright living, the high esteem and confidence of all. His death brings a deep sense of loss to the community.
     At the time of the funeral which was held Monday in the M. E. church at 11 o'clock, the business men of the village, out of respect for his memory, closed their places of business. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. G. Z. Collier of the Reformed church. Interment in Middleburgh cemetery. He was a member of the methodist church.
     Besides the two brothers above mentioned he is survived by his wife and son Gordon of Blenheim

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