Zilpha Belle Shannon

15 January 1869–26 December 1947 (Age 78)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Zilpha Belle

When Zilpha Belle Shannon was born on 15 January 1869, in Missouri, United States, her father, Charles King Shannon, was 32 and her mother, Mary Jane Bowers, was 26. She married Eltham Leander Cantrell on 1 January 1891, in Everton, Dade, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 56, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 62, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 26 December 1947, in Manitou Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Manitou Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eltham Leander Cantrell
Zilpha Belle Shannon
Marriage: 1 January 1891
Clyde Earl Cantrell
Virgina L Cantrell
Verna Pearl Cantrell
Judson Allen Cantrell

Spouse and Children

1 January 1891
Everton, Dade, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1872; El Paso, Colorado Territory, United States; 1876: El Paso, Colorado, United States
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 7

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 21

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.

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)

  • Zelpha Shanon in household of C K Shanon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lephy B Shannon in household of C K Shannon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zepha B Cantrell in household of Cantrell, "United States Census, 1900"

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