SHEAFER, Wood K., fire insurance agent, was born in Mendota, Minn.,November 7, 1858. He is a son of Maj. H. J. and America (Wood) Shaefer, natives of Dauphin county, Pa. He removed with his parents to Harrisburg when two years of age. He resided in this city and received his education in the public schools and high school and Seiler's Academy, of Harrisburg.
When fifteen years of age he engaged in the grocery business for one year. After that he was in the State Capital Flouring Mill as bookkeeper. He took up the study of dentistry with Dr. Westbrook, and attended the Pennsylvania Dental College, from which he was graduated in 1879-80. He practiced his profession in St. Louis, Mo., successfully; but on account of poor health was obliged to retire from the profession. He returned to Harrisburg in 1883, and engaged in the fire insurance business.
He is a Republican, and active in the work of his party. In April, 1890, he was elected to the select council for a term of four yars; was made president in 1892, and has since that time held the office.
He is a member of Perseverance Lodge, Chapter and Pilgrim commandery, Harrisburg Consistory, and past master of Blue Lodge. He is unmarried.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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