Ruby Lou Young was the daughter of James Alexander Young and wife Lou Pearson Young. Ruby married John Frank Shafer, Jr. in Milam County, Texas on November 5, 1927.

The following obituary was published in the Rockdale Reporter, Thur., 23 Nov 2000 edition:
CAMERON Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lou Shafer, 91, of Gause, were held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 at 22 a.m. at the Gause Baptist Church in Gause with Rev. Jimmy Sanders officiating. Burial followed in the Pin Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Shafer died Wednesday, Nov. 8 in a Temple hospital. She was born Jan. 10, 1909 in Milam County to James Alexander Young and Lou Pearson Young. Mrs. Shafer was a homemaker and a member of the Gause Baptist Church since age 12. Survivors include son, Watson Hubert Shafer of Franklin; daughter, Elaine Baumann of Gause; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family received visitors on Friday, Nov. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. (SOURCE: contributed to RootsWeb Message Board for Milam County, Texas by Lynna Kay Shuffield)

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