Claude Elwood Shannon

30 April 1916–24 February 2001 (Age 84)
Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Claude Elwood

When Claude Elwood Shannon was born on 30 April 1916, in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States, his father, Claude E. Shannon, was 53 and his mother, Mabel Catherine E. Wolf, was 35. He married Mary Elizabeth Moore on 27 March 1949. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1950 and lived in Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 2001. He died on 24 February 2001, in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, United States.

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Claude Elwood Shannon
Mary Elizabeth Moore
Marriage: 27 March 1949

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  • Marriage
    27 March 1949
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion
    Age 1
    A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
    1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II
    Age 25
    Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

    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 (18)

    • Claud Elwood Shannon in household of Claud E Shannon, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Claude E Shannon in household of Claude E Shannon, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Claude Shannon, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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