The Chicago Daily Tribune of June 18, 1936 carried the following obituary:
The next record I found on Isaac is in 1910 Census. In 1910, Isaac and his wife "Tailba" lived at 1302 N. Claremont Avenue in Chicago. They told the census taker that they had been married for forty years, and that they had five children, all of whom were living in 1910. They indicated that they came to the US in 1902, but in 1910 were naturalized citizens of the US. Isaac's primary language was Yiddish, although he could speak English - Tailba was limited to Yiddish. Neither of them were working in 1910, but both could read and write, as could most Jews of the era. Unfortunately, 1302 N. Claremont is now a vacant lot.
Believe it or not, here's where the trail on Israel/Isaac goes cold. I checked every possible combination of names and spellings, but could only find the Shaffers in the 1910 Census. Nothing for 1920 or 1930.
Now let's take a look at the tombstone to see if anything can be learned from that. The death certificate says Cong. Esras Israel, in Proviso, Illinois. Esras Israel is one of the gates at Jewish Waldheim - Gate 35. Here is a photo of the tombstone of Isaac and his wife:
His wife's inscription is almost entirely in Hebrew except for "Age 95 Yrs - at Rest." The translation of the Hebrew for her is: "Toive, daughter of Hillel". So Toive would be the Taube from the 1910 Census. I found her death certificate from October 31, 1929 under "Tillie" Schaffer:
|1301 N. Campbell, Chicago|