Veda E Shannon

1884–20 June 1948 (Age 64)
Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States

The Life of Veda E

When Veda E Shannon was born in 1884, in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States, her father, Robert Easton Shannon, was 40 and her mother, Mary " Molly" J Owens, was 33. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Grayson, Texas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 20 June 1948, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 64.

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Robert Easton Shannon
Mary " Molly" J Owens
Stella Eudora Shannon
Thomas Jefferson Shannon
Robert Eastern Shannon
Veda E Shannon
Owen Shannon

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Easton Shannon


    Mary " Molly" J Owens




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 10

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 17

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

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)

  • Vida E Shannon in household of R E Shannon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vida Shannon in household of Robert Shannon, Sr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Veda Shannon in household of R E Shannon, "United States Census, 1910"

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