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
1836–1919
Mary Jane Bowers
1842–1922
Marriage: 15 January 1865
Rosa Lee Shannon
1866–1944
Sarah C. Shannon
1887–1889
Zelphia Belle Shannon
1869–1947
Charles Howard Shannon
1872–1916
Martha Jane Shannon
1872–1956
Thomas W Shannon
1877–1962
Frederick Augustus Shannon
1879–1967
Nellie May Shannon
1882–1900
Nelson Wayne Shannon
1882–1950
Grover Cleveland Shannon
1886–1969
Joel Denny Shannon
1886–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 January 1865
Fremont, Iowa, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    John Allen Shannon

    Male1830–1898Male

    Male1836–1919Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Shannon

    Female1838–1911Female

    Madison Tolbert Shannon

    Male1842–1914Male

    Elizabeth Jane Shannon

    Female1845–1920Female

+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.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

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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