Ollie Mae Shannon

8 February 1927–24 February 2010 (Age 83)
Clarke, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ollie Mae

When Ollie Mae Shannon was born on 8 February 1927, in Clarke, Georgia, United States, her father, Ellie Theron Shannon, was 38 and her mother, Ella Asalee Tanksley, was 35. She married James Atkinson Young Sr. on 24 December 1941, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in High Shoals, Oconee, Georgia, United States in 1930. She died on 24 February 2010, in Conyers, Rockdale, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ross Chapel Cemetery, Oconee, Georgia, United States.

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James Atkinson Young Sr.
Ollie Mae Shannon
Marriage: 24 December 1941
Sandra Young

Spouse and Children

24 December 1941
Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 15

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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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  • Ollie M Shannon in household of Ellie J Shannon, "United States Census, 1930"

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