A Common interest between my 3rd Great Grandfather and myself

 

Civic minded John E Sheaffer was a man of honor and civic pride

Original content by Michael S Sheaffer

John E Sheaffer was my 3rd Great Grandfather who was a man of some prominence in his hometown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. He had been elected to several local offices over his lifetime and was a man that believed in serving his community. He had served as constable, and Judge of Elections. Being that the Presidential Election is near I thought I would share this certificate that John received as a poll watcher during the Presidential election of 1896. I thought this was ironic when I found this just a few weeks ago at the Shippensburg Historical Society. I myself will be a poll watcher during this years election for the first time,  and feel a sense of pride knowing that I share something with my 3rd Great Grandfather.

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1896 Poll Watchers Certificate of John E Sheaffer



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