Robert A. Shannon

28 September 1911–4 June 1985 (Age 73)
Elma, Howard, Iowa, United States

The Life of Robert A.

When Robert A. Shannon was born on 28 September 1911, in Elma, Howard, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Lucian Shannon, was 43 and his mother, Anna Cornelia Farrell, was 37. He lived in Stapleton Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Chickasaw, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 4 June 1985, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73.

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Robert A. Shannon
Sylvia Florian

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Lucian Shannon


    Anna Cornelia Farrell





    Patrick Leroy Shannon



    James Maurice Shannon


    Grace Julia Shannon


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 2

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Robert Shannon in household of Thos L Shannon, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Robert Shannon in household of Thomas Shannon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert A Shannon, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"

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