Charles King Shannon

29 March 1836–7 January 1919 (Age 82)
Hendricks, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles King

When Charles King Shannon was born on 29 March 1836, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, his father, Russell Wayne Shannon, was 27 and his mother, Zilpha B. West, was 24. He married Mary Jane Bowers on 15 January 1865, in Fremont, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mountain Grove Township, Wright, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 7 January 1919, in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles King Shannon
Mary Jane Bowers
Marriage: 15 January 1865
Rosa Lee Shannon
Sarah C. Shannon
Zelphia Belle Shannon
Charles Howard Shannon
Martha Jane Shannon
Thomas W Shannon
Frederick Augustus Shannon
Nellie May Shannon
Nelson Wayne Shannon
Grover Cleveland Shannon
Joel Denny Shannon

Spouse and Children

15 January 1865
Fremont, Iowa, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    John Allen Shannon



    Sarah Elizabeth Shannon


    Madison Tolbert Shannon


    Elizabeth Jane Shannon


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 5

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced form of Shanahan . 2. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’. 3. in County Clare, a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Giolla tSeanáin ‘son of the servant of St. Seanán’. In the Irish midlands Leonard and Nugent have been adopted as equivalents of this name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles R Shannon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Shanon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Shannon, "United States Census, 1870"

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