Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Judge Orfa Jean Shontz

Female 1876 - 1954  (77 years)


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  • Name Orfa Jean Shontz 
    Prefix Judge 
    Born 1 Nov 1876  Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-246393 
    Died 6 May 1954  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I246393  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Benjamin B. Shantz,   b. 30 Sep 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1908, Payette, Payette, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Jane A. Collins,   b. 1839, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Nov 1862  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F5002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In Los Angeles, California, lives Orfa Jean Shontz, one of the best known women lawyers of the Pacific Coast. Orfa Jean is the daughter of Benjamin Shantz, oldest son of David Shantz, who, with his brother Bishop Henry Shantz, lived at Plattsville in Waterloo County, Ontario. Miss Shontz was, at one time, assistant judge of the Juvenile Court of the City of Los Angeles in charge of delinquent girls. During her term of office she tried over 3000 cases with no reversals of opinion or decision from higher courts. That record alone is an enviable one.Miss Shontz was born at Correctionville, Iowa, and her father was, for some years, jailer of the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2609] Wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orfa_Jean_Shontz.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Benjamin Shantz Born: Canada Res: Blenheim Township Age: 24 Father: David Mother: Sally Born: 1838 Spouse: Jane Collins Age: 22 born: Canada Res: Blenheim Township Born: 1840 Father: William Mother: Jane married 19 Nov 1862

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1876 - Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1954 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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