Dr. George M. Shafer, physician, Bloom Center, was born September 5, 1834, at Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was the son of Henry Shafer, of Kentucky, and Amy (Benham) Shafer, of Ohio. They were amongst the early settlers of this State. Dr. Shafer was educated at Lebanon, Ohio, in 1857-58, enlisted as a private soldier early in 1861, and was a member of the renowned bodyguard of General Fremont, in Missouri. He was detailed as hospital Steward, in the fall of 1861. In 1862, he was appointed Hospital Steward in the regular army, and was soon promoted to Assistant Surgeon in the regular service, which position he held until the fall of 1866. He was stationed for two years at the Government Hospital, at Natchez, Mississippi.
He came to Bloom Centre, Ohio, in December, 1866, and commenced the practice of medicine, and was also the proprietor of a general drug and country store. On the 13th of August, he married Miss Mary L., daughter of Andrew Halboth, of Bloom Centre. They had four children, Florence M., born December 1, 1868; Minnie M., November 15, 1870; Frank M., October 26, 1872; Benjamin Earl, July 13, 1878. His wife was born February 21, 1851. Dr. Shafer was a member of Lodge No. 621, I. O. O. F., is a strong Democrat, and a good, useful citizen.
SHAFER, MARY LOUISE W/O GEORGE M
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/28/1917
- BURIED AT: SECTION NSIDE SITE 4302
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF GM SHAFER, ASST SURGEON 6TH US HVY ARTILLERY
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