Sylvester James Shannon

Male1865–2 June 1944

Brief Life History of Sylvester James

When Sylvester James Shannon was born in 1865, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, James Shannon, was 34 and his mother, Hellen Ellen, was 32. He had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Johanna F Josephine Flatley. He lived in Winchester, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Holland, Brown, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. He died on 2 June 1944, at the age of 79, and was buried in Askeaton, Brown, Wisconsin, United States.

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Sylvester James Shannon
Johanna F Josephine Flatley
James Hugh Shannon
Francis E. Shannon
Ellen M Shannon
William J Shannon
Sylvester E Shannon
Raymond A. Shannon

Sources (8)

  • Slyvester Shannon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sylvester J Shannon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sylvester James Shannon in entry for James Hugh Shannon, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 2

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.


Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning


shortened form of Shanahan .

shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’. This Irish surname became established in Scotland in the 14th century.

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

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