Floyd Bixler Sholder1,2,3

M, (9 June 1906 - 9 July 1976)
     Floyd Bixler Sholder was born on 9 June 1906 at farm of Christian (Scholderer) Sholder, Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.4,3,2 He was the son of Harry Ellsworth Sholder and Clara Irene Bixler.5 Floyd Bixler Sholder first married Margaret Reed circa 1926. Floyd Bixler Sholder married a second time, at age 23, Helen Elizabeth Shaffer, age 18, daughter of Frank George Shaffer and Sara Jane Kibbie, on Saturday, 7 June 1930 at Duboistown, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.6 Floyd Bixler Sholder died on 9 July 1976 at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 70 years and 1 month.6,3,2 He was buried in the Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery, located in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.6,2
     He appears in family photograph of Harry, Clara, Verna and Floyd Sholder circa 1915. He appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 in the household of Clara Irene Bixler at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Floyd Bixler Sholder was a machinest for a local shop then he did some farming as well. As of 1973, Floyd Bixler Sholder and Helen Elizabeth Shaffer lived at Williamsport RD 2, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1

     Floyd Bixler was listed in the obituary for Clara Irene Bixler, on 30 June 1975 in the local paper, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, as her son.5 According to the Social Security Administrations Death Index Floyd's last known residence was Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.3

Child of Floyd Bixler Sholder and Margaret Reed

Children of Floyd Bixler Sholder and Helen Elizabeth Shaffer

Last Edited=27 Jan 2013


  1. [S1202] Rites Set Monday For Crash Victim, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 19 January 1973, p. 19. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S211] Floyd B. and Helen E. (Shaffer) Sholder tombstone, Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery, 3240 Grimesville Road, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; photographed by Kevin Sholder, in March 2002. An upright memorial tombstone made of granite and in excellent shape. It states surname Sholder, then Helen E. 1911 - 1996 and Floyd B. 1906 - 1976.
  3. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at http://ssdi.rootsweb.com (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. FLOYD SHOLDER, birth listed as 09 Jun 1906, died listed as Jul 1976, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence Williamsport, Lycoming, PA, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 27 Feb 2004.
  4. [S42] Family records from Floyd Bixler Sholder Family Bible, Floyd Bixler Sholder (1906-1976) Family Bible original owned in 1992 by Helen Elizabeth (Shaffer) Sholder, (Williamsport, Pennsylvania). This family Bible belonged to Floyd Bixler Sholder of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania and passed to his wife Helen Elizabeth (Shaffer) Sholder. The information from the Bible was recorded on 6 September 1992.
  5. [S200] Clara I. Sholder obituary, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 30 June 1975. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Johanna (Weiss) Edler (1915-1999) through out her life. Viewed in the home of her daughter Donna (Edler) Sayah on 1 June 1999, by Kevin Sholder. Donna Lee Edler, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA.
  6. [S49] Interview with Helen Elizabeth (Shaffer) Sholder (RD #2, Box 255, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701; 717-745-3399), by Kevin L. Sholder, 6 September 1992. This was my only meeting with Helen, she died in 1996.