Date of Death: 1 May
Subject: Margaret Ellen (Proffit) Shaiffer
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 10 May 1907, p. 2
Mrs. Lincoln Shafer, after a long and protracted illness, died at her home near Richville, on Wednesday, May 1, 1907, in the 46th year of her age. She was a most excellent Christian lady, and for several years has been in poor health and death seemed to have no terrors for her. She was ready and willing to go, feeling that her life had been such that she was not afraid to meet her Saviour.
She was Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Profit [sic], and was born near Fillmore, November 18, 1861, and came to Holt county with her parents when a mere babe. Her parents died a number of years ago. She was married to Lincoln Shafer, October 26th, 1884, and two children were born to them, but these died in infancy, leaving only the husband to mourn her death.
The funeral services were conducted from the Fillmore Holiness church by her pastor, Rev. John Harrington, and the body laid to rest in the Fillmore cemetery to await the resurrection. Mr. Shafer is one of the rural mail carriers out of Oregon, and brother carriers attended the funeral and acted as pallbearers.