Helen Elizabeth Shaffer1,2,3

F, (14 December 1911 - 13 January 1996)
     Helen Elizabeth Shaffer was born on 14 December 1911 at Cogan Station, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1,3,2 She was the daughter of Frank George Shaffer and Sara Jane Kibbie.1 Helen Elizabeth Shaffer was baptized at Saint Michael's Lutheran Church, Quiggleville, Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 She married, at age 18, Floyd Bixler Sholder, age 23, son of Harry Ellsworth Sholder and Clara Irene Bixler, on Saturday, 7 June 1930 at Duboistown, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 Helen Elizabeth Shaffer died on 13 January 1996 at Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 84 years and 30 days.4,3,2 She was buried on 17 January 1996 in the Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery, located in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.4,2
     She appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 in the household of Clara Irene Bixler at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. As of 1973, Helen Elizabeth Shaffer and Floyd Bixler Sholder lived at Williamsport RD 2, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.5 Her obituary was published on January 1996 in the local paper, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Her obituary stated:

     Helen Elizabeth Shaffer was born December 14, 1911, at Quiggleville, she was a daughter of Frank and Sarah Jane Kibbie Shaffer. She married Floyd B. Sholder who passed away, July 9, 1976. For most of her life, she was a homemaker who farmed with her husband. She also had managed Malady Hats at the former Tri-State Building, in Williamsport. She enjoyed sewing, needlework and playing cards with her card club. According to the Social Security Administrations Death Index Helen's last known residence was Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.3

Children of Helen Elizabeth Shaffer and Floyd Bixler Sholder

Last Edited=18 Mar 2010


  1. [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.
  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. HELEN E SHOLDER, birth listed as 14 Dec 1911, died listed as Jan 1996, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence Williamsport, Lycoming, PA, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 1 Mar 2004.
  4. [S5] Newspaper clipping from Williamsport Newspaper. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Lena G. Bower.
  5. [S1202] Rites Set Monday For Crash Victim, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 19 January 1973, p. 19. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.