Marie Jane Shanks

6 September 1887–8 November 1953 (Age 66)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Marie Jane

When Marie Jane Shanks was born on 6 September 1887, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, George Gleig Shanks, was 33 and her mother, Jane Marie McBride, was 22. She married Harry Percy Jones on 27 September 1912. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1920. She died on 8 November 1953, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Patrick O'Brien
Marie Jane Shanks
Marriage: 3 September 1918
George Percy O'Brien

Spouse and Children

3 September 1918
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Gleig Shanks


    Jane Marie McBride




    George Joseph Shanks



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 6

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: nickname for someone with long legs or some peculiarity of gait, from Old English sceanca ‘shin bone’, ‘leg’. This vocabulary word was preserved in Scotland, whereas in England it was replaced by Old Norse leggr.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Marie O'Brien in household of James P O'Brien, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J Marie O'Brien in household of James P O'Brien, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shanks in entry for George Percy O'Brien, "Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002"

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