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Elizabeth Finch Shannon
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1816
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1901
Jackson County
Illinois, USA


Mrs. Elizabeth Finch Shannon was born in Herkimer Co., New York, Dec. 16, 1815. She was one of a family of 12 children, of whom two survive her, Dr. J. W. Finch of Adrian, Mich., and G. W. Finch of Medina, Ohio.

She was married to Albert F. Shannon, February 18, 1833 at Concordia, New York. They moved to Hinckley, Ohio in 1844, from thence to Palmyra, Michigan, and then to Quincy, Illinois, where they lived until 1872, when they located at Anna, where the doctor built up a large practice and became one of Union County's most highly respected citizens. His death occurred Sept. 26, 1879. Mrs. Shannon remained in Anna until 1890, when she came to Carbondale to spend her reclining years with her daughter, Mrs. W. P. Slack, who is the only surviving child, an only brother being killed in the second battle of Bull Run.

Grandma Shannon, as she was familiarly called, was a devout Christian. She united with the M. E. Church at the age of 9 years. Continuing the membership for the period 61 years. In 1887 she united by card with the Episcopal Church, of which she was a member up to the end.

Up to three years ago, she enjoyed good health and was remarkably well preserved for one of her years. A fall at this time injured her spine, rendering her unable to walk and comparatively helpless. Her last illness covered a period of eight weeks, and, although her sufferings at times were very great, the end came peacefully.

Grandma Shannon possessed an exceptionally bright mind, this, together with her refinement and high ideals of character made her a helpful wife, a loving mother, and an honored member of the community. Her kindly nature and cheery disposition endeared her to all who knew her.

During her helplessness and illness, her devoted daughter, Mrs. Slack, ministered to her wants in every manner than loving thoughtfulness could suggest. Miss Mary Slack also deserves credit for the attentive care bestowed during Grandma's last illness.

The funeral was held at the house Sunday at 10 a.m., and remains taken to Anna on the noon train for interment by the side of the husband. Quite a number of Carbondale friends accompanied the funeral party.

To die, is landing on some distant shore
Where billows never break, nor tempests roar.

(Carbondale Free Press, July 19, 1901, Page One)


Born on December 18, 1815 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, Elizabeth Finch was the wife of Dr. A. F. Shannon of Anna. Following the death of her husband in 1879, she lived with her daughter, Lucinda Slack, and her son-in-law, William P. Slack, in Carbondale, Illinois. At the time of her death, she was 85 years, 7 months and 6 days old. 
Family links: 
  Andrew Finch (1781 - 1863)
  Catherine Crandall Finch (1787 - 1869)
  Albert F Shannon (1808 - 1897)
  Lucinda Irene Shannon Slack (1839 - 1912)*
  Emeline Finch Welch (1804 - 1890)*
  William Finch (1806 - 1849)*
  Lewis Finch (1808 - 1870)*
  Benjamin Finch (1810 - 1859)*
  Marietta Finch Mickael (1811 - 1885)*
  Titus Finch (1813 - 1856)*
  Elizabeth Finch Shannon (1816 - 1901)
  Eleazer Hawks Finch (1818 - 1891)*
  Caleb Finch (1821 - 1836)*
  Lucinda Finch (1823 - 1836)*
  John Wesley Finch (1826 - 1906)*
  Gilbert W Finch (1830 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Anna Cemetery
Union County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Evan Finch
Originally Created by: Ernie Chapman
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66010825
Elizabeth <i>Finch</i> Shannon
Added by: Ernie Chapman
Elizabeth <i>Finch</i> Shannon
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- Twila
 Added: Sep. 4, 2011
Rest in peace. Tom and
- Ann Taylor
 Added: Jul. 29, 2011

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