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Mabel Shaffer Doverspike, Mary "Orga" Mowery Shaffer and Mary Shaffer Shirey

Submitted by Clarence R. Shirey, son of Mary Shaffer Shirey.  Permission granted for use on this site only.  


Home made dresses & dressed alike.

Left to Right, Mabel Shaffer Doverspike, probably Mary "Orga" Mowery Shaffer (first wife of Oliver "Paul" Shaffer and Mabel and Mary's sister-in-law), and Mary Shaffer Shirey 

Photo taken early 1920s.

From Clarence, the submitter:  "I recall my late mother telling me that they each made these dresses.  I recall her telling how they worked out for a “huge” $.25/ day helping neighbor women when they had their babies – cooking for large families, cleaning house, making home-made bread & pies, washing diapers, etc. "

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