James S Shaff
(Jun 1850 - 19 Jan 1934)
born in Washington, IA
NOT in Blue Rapids, KS; whereabouts unknown
birth of daughter, living in Blue Rapids, KS
US Census - as photographer in Blue Rapids, KS
KS Census - as photographer in Seneca Ks
KS Census - as photographer in Seneca KS
US Census - as band teacher in Blackwell, OK
US Census - as farmer in Rudolph, NM
US Census - as farmer in Tucumcari, NM
death of wife Charlotte A. in NM
1934 Jan 19
death of James Shaff in NM
The cabinet card at the far left was probably done at the time J. A. Shaff was living in Seneca, KS, between 1885 and 1895.
The other cabinet card, near left, is more difficult to place. There were no records found placing Shaff in Maryville, MO, at any time. It can be shown that he was not yet in Blue Rapids, KS, in 1870 and unfortunately, the 1870 US Census for Maryville, MO, is not available. It remains just a good guess then that about 1870 was the period he was in Maryville, Mo.