William R Sheaff1

#31941, (circa 1854 - )
Father*John A Sheaff1 (c 1808 - 1877)
Mother*Charlotte Ramsey1 (c 1810 - )


Lucia V Soper b. 1873, d. 1913
Child 1.Donald Ramsey Sheaff7 (1893 - 1959)
Birth*circa 1854He was born circa 1854 at MarylandG.1 
5 June 1860He appeared on the census of 5 June 1860 in the household of John S Sheaff, age 8, b. PA.2 
25 July 1870He appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 in the household of John A Sheaff and Ellen A S Gillespie, as William, age 18, b. PA.3 
1 June 1880He appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 in the household of Ellen A S Gillespie, as Wm. R., son, age 26, b. MD, parents b. PA, civil engineer.4 
9 June 1880He appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 at 129 West Chestnut Street, Leadville, Lake Co., ColoradoG.5 
Marriage*5 August 1894He married Lucia V Soper, daughter of John Douglas Soper and Caroline Ware, on 5 August 1894 at 145 5th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.6 


  1. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. John (80), gentleman, personal estate $300 [birthplace illegible].
  3. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John (56), b. PA, civil engineer, real estate value $8,000, personal estate $15,000; Ellen (40), b. PA, keeping house.
  4. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Ellen (50), b. and mother b. PA, father b. Ireland, keeping house, general debility.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. W R (28), b. and mother b. MD, father b. PA, single, notary public.
  6. [S2518] Milwaukee Vital Records, online Ancestry.com, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1838-1911. Milwaukee Co. Register of Marriages Vol. 86, 1894, p. 226, img. 372/750. William R Sheaff, son of John A Sheaff and Charlotte Ramsey, clerk, b. Baltimore MD, res. Chicago IL; and Lucia V Soper, dau. of John W Soper and Carrie Wase [prob. should be Ware], b. Minnesota; marr. 145 5th Street, Milwaukee, 5 Aug 1894 by Sabin Halsey, cleergyman, win. Ethel Halsey and E S Ward.
  7. [S1792] Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980, online FamilySearch.org, Donald Ramsey Sheaff, b. Owatonna, Steele Co. MN, 8 Aug 1893, son of William Ramsey Sheaff and Luca Sheaff.