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In memory of Effie Rachel Shaner, my Maternal 3rd Great-Grandmother on the REESE branch.


  1. Pennsylvania Death Certificate #41057, John Wesley Reese (1861-1939).

  2. Pennsylvania Death Certificate #74104, Mary Alice Kile (1878-1942).

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Effie Rachel Shaner

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1841 Feb 6

Muncy Valley, Lycoming, Pennsylvania


1856 Jan 1




1907 June 17

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Stone Heap Cemetery (Franklin Bethel)

Franklin, Lycoming, Pennsylvania


Effie Rachel Shaner was born on the 6th of February, 1841, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jacob Shaner and Mary M. Dugan. She married Josiah M. Reese on New Years Day, 1856. She died on the 17th of June, 1907, and Josiah died exactly four years later, on the 17th of June, 1911.

On the death certificate of Effie's son, John Wesley Reese, her maiden name is given as "Effie Poust. On the 1942 death certificate of Effie's daughter, Mary Alice Kile, Effie's name was given as "Effie Shaner".

Note: Susan Shaner's records claim the following about "Effey":

Burial: 19 Jun 1907, Unityville, Lycoming, PA


Effie Rachel Shaner & Josiah Mackey Reese were the parents of my ancestor,

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Effie Rachel Shaner:

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