Margaret Elizabeth Roller1,2,3

F, (7 March 1893 - 20 October 1983)
     Margaret Elizabeth Roller was born on 7 March 1893 at Daniel Roller Farm, Woodward Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.4,3,5,6,1 She was the daughter of Daniel Roller and Annie Alice Smith. Margaret Elizabeth Roller married, at age 19, Walter Henry Hafer, age 22, son of Cyrus Egelman Hafer and Jemima Paulhamus, on Wednesday, 26 June 1912.7,2,8 Margaret Elizabeth Roller died on 20 October 1983 at home of Paul R. and Lena G. (Hafer) Bower, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 90 years, 7 months and 13 days. She had several strokes that year and passed away peacefully.4,3,5,1
She was buried on 22 October 1983 in the Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery, located in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Harold E. Miller.5,1
     Margaret Elizabeth Roller appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 in the household of Daniel Roller and Annie Alice Smith at Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Most people knew her as Nanny but her children also indicated that she went by Maggie earlier in life. She was a member of the Maple Springs United Methodist Church.

     The former Margaret Elizabeth Roller was listed in the obituary of Walter Henry Hafer, on 10 July 1964 in the local paper, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, as his wife.2 As of 1965, Margaret Elizabeth Roller lived at Linden RD 1, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.9,8

     The obituary for Richard Monroe Roller from Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, dated in November 1965 listed Margaret Elizabeth Roller as his sister.9

     Margaret Elizabeth Roller the mother of Grace Mildred Hafer, was listed in her obituary in November 1965 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.8 According to the Social Security Administrations Death Index Margaret's last known residence was Linden, Woodward Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.3 The following is from Dorie Hafer DeRemer 28 Dec 1991:

Memories of My Mom

     Some of the special things that I remember about my Mom is that she had a sense of humor. She enjoyed having her kids around even if it meant cooking a meal for them. No matter when anyone came she always found enough to eat. In those days we didn't go to the store every time we were having company. We did not have electricity in 1946 when we moved in with Grandpap and Grammy Roller. So that meant heating water in the iron kettle outside so that we could wash clothes, as that was our Monday's job. She would churn butter two or three times a week. One of the important things that I learned was to have faith. An example was one snowy day possibly in the early forties it was really snowing and getting deep fast. Where we lived it was hard to get to as Dad had a hill to come up after he left the Bottle Run Road and when the weather was bad he would let the car sit and walk home. I was getting worried but Mom was humming a song like she didn't have a care in the world. I asked her why she wasn't worried if Dad was going to get home OK. She told me that you have to faith that he will. So I learned a little more about faith that day as Dad got home that day and many more days in the years that followed. Another important thing was don't do anything that will ruin your reputation. She would tell me if I didn't know what to do in a situation that maybe the wrong decision would ruin my reputation, to ask myself what Jesus would want me to do, then pray about it and make your decision. I still do that today and sometimes you worry about making the wrong decision but if you pray about it first it turns out OK. There was a lot of things that Mom enjoyed doing for other people but I believe making them laugh was the one thing that she LOVED to do. We may not have been rich in money but most certainly other things.

Children of Margaret Elizabeth Roller and Walter Henry Hafer

Last Edited=3 Nov 2013

Citations

  1. [S873] Memorial card from the funeral of Margaret E. [Roller] Hafer at Buchanan Cemetery. Knight Funeral Home, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 22 October 1983. The original was given to the author, on 1 June 1999 by Donna [Edler] Sayah. The original card came from Donna's mother Johanna [Weiss] Edler (1915-1999) and was a part of her collection of personal memorabilia that she had collected throughout her lifetime. Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  2. [S875] Walter H. Hafer obituary, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 10 July 1964. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Lena (Hafer) Bower (1915-1998). Viewed at her home, RD #5 (now Bower Road), Williamsport, PA in September of 1993, by Kevin Sholder. The scrapbook that contains this article is now owned by her daughter. Phyllis Jane Bower, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at http://ssdi.rootsweb.com (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. MARGARET HAFER, birth listed as 07 Mar 1893, died listed as Oct 1983, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence Linden, Lycoming, PA, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 29 Feb 2004.
  4. [S8] RD #5, Williamsport, PA 17701 Lena Hafer Bower and (570) 323-9585, Scrapbook of: newspaper clippings containing births, marriages and obituaries; Memorial Service Cards; and personal note (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Obituary.
  5. [S190] Walter H. Hafer and Margaret E. (Roller) Hafer tombstone, Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery, 3240 Grimesville Road, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; photographed by Kevin Sholder, in March 2002. An upright memorial tombstone made of granite and in excellent shape. It states surname Hafer, then Walter H. 1889 - 1964 and Margaret E. 1893 - 1983.
  6. [S840] "Diaries of Margaret Elizabeth (Roller) Hafer," (MS, 1936-1981; Lycoming County, Pennsylvania), the entry for 7 March 1941 states, "Nice, There's no school, Paul and Doris over home, I got sick tonight. The kids all here, we had ice cream for Paul Bowers and My birthday."; unknown repository reference, unknown repository; unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "Diaries of Margaret Elizabeth (Roller) Hafer."
  7. [S840] "Diaries of Margaret Elizabeth (Roller) Hafer,", the entry for 26 June 1943 states, "Nice, we had a little party [Dorie indicated this was their anniversary.], the kiddies all here but Kens and Shorty. Pop and Mom here, we had dinner and supper."
  8. [S1298] Mrs. James Sholder obituary, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, November 1965. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Johanna (Weiss) Edler (1915-1999) through out her life. Viewed in the home of her daughter Donna (Edler) Sayah on 1 June 1999, by Kevin Sholder. Donna Lee Edler, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA.
  9. [S1176] Richard M. Roller obituary, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, November 1965. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Johanna (Weiss) Edler (1915-1999) through out her life. Viewed in the home of her daughter Donna (Edler) Sayah on 1 June 1999, by Kevin Sholder. Donna Lee Edler, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA.