Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Friday, July 26, 1918
J. R. Shafer Dead
Passes Away Yesterday at Home in Lewiston.
J. R. Shafer, who has been a resident of Lewiston and vicinity for twenty years, died yesterday at 12:15 o'clock at the family home in the eastern part of the city, aged 67 years. Mr. Shafer was stricken suddenly several days ago with a form of apoplexy and gradually failed until the end came. The funeral will be held at ten o'clock Saturday morning from the Vassar Chapel.
Mr. Shafer was born in Tucker county, West Virginia, and resided there many years, later spending a period of ten years in Missouri and then coming to the Pacific coast. He has followed the occupation of a farmer since early boyhood. the deceased had a wide acquaintance in Lewiston and was highly respected. He is survived by Mrs. Shafer and the following sons and daughters; County Commissioner Porter Shafer, Parker Shafer, Nita Shafer, and Mrs. Thomas Hand of Lewiston and Amos Shafer of North Yakima. The latter will arrive from North Yakima today to attend the funeral.