Jane M "Jennie" Shanahan

23 November 1903–1949 (Age 45)
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jane M "Jennie"

When Jane M "Jennie" Shanahan was born on 23 November 1903, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Patrick Shanahan, was 34 and her mother, Bridget A. O'Hara, was 28. She died in 1949, in Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 46.

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Patrick Shanahan
Bridget A. O'Hara
Mary L. Shanahan
Edward Shanahan
Jane M "Jennie" Shanahan
Rita Shanahan

Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Shanahan


    Bridget A. O'Hara




    Mary L. Shanahan


    Edward Shanahan



    Rita Shanahan


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1907 · Larchmont sinks

Age 4

On February 11, 1907, a passenger ship gets rammed by a coal carrier just southwest of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It takes only 10 minutes for the Larchmont to sink. Only 19 of those on board survive. The next day bodies of those that had been on the ship continue to wash up onto the shore.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 13

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanacháin‘descendant of Seanachán’, a diminutive of Seanach, a personal name from sean ‘ancient’, ‘old’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Shanehan in household of Patrick Shanehan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jane Shanahan in household of Patrick Shanahan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jane M. Shannahan, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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