Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1934 Obituary of Paul F. Schaffner (1879-1934) in San Francisco, Calif.

The treasure today is the 1934 obituary for Paul F. Schaffner in the San Francisco Call newspaper dated 31 May 1934:

The transcription of this death notice is:

Death Claims Oil Manager
Paul Schaffner Victim of Heart Disease

"Paul F. Schaffner, 55, manager of the Valvoline Oil Company here, and for many years a leader in fraternal circles, is dead after a short illness.  He succumbed Tuesday night to heart disease.  

"A native of San Francisco, he was a past master of Amity Lodge, No. 370, of the Masons, and member of the Scottish Rite and Islam Temple of the Shrine.

"He is survived by his wife, Edna; two daughters, Mrs. S. Blair Mertes and Edna May Schaffner, and a brother, Fred Schaffner.

"Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Mission Masoci Temple, 2668 Mission Street, under auspices of Amity Lodge.  Friends may call at the chapel of Gantner and Maison, 771 Valencia street, until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.  Inurnment will be in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park."

The source citation for this death notice is:

"Death Claims Oil Manager, Paul Schaffner Victim of Heart Disease," San Francisco [Calif.] Chronicle, 31 May 1934, page 11, column 4, Paul F. Schaffner obituary; GenealogyBank (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 6 October 2014), Newspaper Archives collection.

Paul Frederick Schaffner (1879-1934) was born in August 1879 to Herman and Mary Ann (Paul) Schaffner in San Francisco.  He married Edna Catherine McKnew (1884-1974) on 24 June 1906 in San Francisco, California.

Paul and Edna (McKnew) Schaffner are my wife's maternal grandparents through Edna May Schaffner (1913-1979) who married Lee S. Leland (1911-2002) in 1937 in San Francisco.


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