Caroline Zimmerman Shannon McCrory

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Dec 1915 (aged 76)
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Burial Leo-Cedarville, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Plot Cemetery can't find any record. She is not with 2nd husband McCrory
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Death Certificate and all obits say buried at Leo but Cemetery couldn't find the plots for husband Boyd Gamble Shannon or wife Caroline. Someone said yes they are there and they will show where they are located if want photo of place.

NE Dist Center The United Methodist Church in FW suggested 2 posibilities, but they did not reply: Leo United Methodist Church in Cedarville and DePauw University Archives in Greencastle, IN, where old United Methodist churches in Indiana and Dist Ofcs send items to be archived.

Age 78. After surgery for appendicitis, had cerebral apoplexy in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. (Exact same circumstances and hospital as another relative)

Buried 12/4/1915 in Leo Cemetery. One source said born in VA.

Parents Andrew Zimmerman born /England and Rachel (Roop) born PA.

Husband Boyd Gamble Shannon, married 2/15/1855, in Kosciusko Co, IN. Divorced 9/1876. Abuse verbal/physical, unfaithful.
Boyd's 1st wife Caroline (Zimmerman), married 2/15/1855, in Kosciusko Co, IN. Divorced 9/1876.

Their children
1855 Victoria C. (Geo. Washington Shirey) -1931 76
1856 Rachel C. 1yr 6mos 3days, 4/16/1857 - 10/10/1858
1859 Mary L. 1yr 1mo 6days, 2/24/1859 - 4/8/1860
1861 Ida C. (John Thatcher, Nathan Thorpe 1849-1931 Quincy, Adams Co.) 5/18/1861 87,
1862 Samuel Preston (Martha Ann (Toler) 1944 82,
1865 Roxie Belle (Jerry Shirey, John L. Trease, Charles W. Nelson) 1931 66,
1868 Clara F. (James Joseph M. Mayhew) 1944 76,
1870 Cornelia E. (?) 1932 62 & twin to Etta.
1870 Etta "Ettie" (Daniel Butler 1865 - 1917 Allen Co. IN Leo Cem) 2/12/1870 - 10/10/1898 or 1894? Allen Co, IN, Married 1887, 24,
1874? Cora before 1944, 60+?
1875 George W. (Elinora Lorena, Esther ?, Margaret Marie Smith) 1949 74.
1876 William (Annie Eliza McQuown died 3/18/1878?) married 10/13/1876. After 1944 72+?,
1877 Catherine "Kate" (Jefferson Toler Jr., William P. Carden) 1914 35,

Boyd's second wife Sarah Hannah (Hollis) Raynor 1851 OH - 1888 IN), married 1880 in Macon Co, IL.
1884 Boyd W. (Eva Rowe, Jeannette "Jennie" May Kaylor) 1940 56,
1888? Colsey (Boyd Gamble obit said at home Would have been 13 then. Did Sarah die in childbirth in 1888, her death year?).

16 Grandchildren.

Second husband James W. McCrory, married 2/2/1877 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in PA.
Child 1877 Leonard Marion McCrory.

Sam McCrory Says His Stepmother Destroyed His Title to Property.
To Valuable Land Given to His Beloved Son Reduced to Fragments
An interesting suit was filed in the circuit court this morning. Samuel McCrory sues his father, James McCrory and asks Judge O'Rourke to force by law the specific performance of an alleged legal contract. Some time ago Samuel McCrory claims that his father, James McCrory, transferred to him by deed a farm east of the city. Samuel, the son, thereby came into possession of the land by virtue of the deed, but did not at that time make the deed a matter of record in the courts. Before he did comply with this legal requirement James McCrory married a second time. The complaint says that Mrs. McCrory No.2 (Samuel's step-mother) seized the deed, tore it into bits and destroyed it. (Caroline Zimmerman Shannon McCrory) Samuel now sues his father to recover the proerty deeded to him and to force a special performance of the contract.

(According to 1896 newspaper accounts, there was a sharp division between James McCrory's children by his irst marriage with Margaretha Eichelberger and the second wife, Caroline Zimmerman. In May 1896 there was a "commission of lunacy" held, and in June James McCrory was declared of unsound mind. On September of 1896 the Fort Wayne News headline "TORE THE DEED Sam McCrory Says His Stepmother Destroyed His Title To Property." Two months later, James McCrory died, and the land dispute continued or two years before the 320 acres called McCrory's subdivision was settled.)


Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) August 20, 1874
CHILD STEALING - A Little Girl, Eleven Years Old, Carried off by Vagrants. The Father Walks Fifty Miles and Recovers the Lost One. The Miscreants Brought Back for Trial. A Heartless Case of Kidnapping
The SENTINEL of yesterday contained a brief paragraph concerning the abduction of a young girl from her parents, the full particulars of which have been gathered by our reporter.
Boyd Shannon who resides in Leo, Cedar Creek township, on last Sunday, the 16th inst., gave permission to his little daughter Ida, aged eleven years to visit relatives. The hour appointed for her return passed by and she did not come. Some time elapsed and still she did not put in an appearance. Her parents became anxious and having discovered that she did not reached her destination there.
became thoroughly aroused and a careful search was made of the entire village of Leo and the surrounding country without discovering any trace of her whereabouts.
For several weeks a pair of itinerants who gave their names as Thompson and wife had been loitering in the neighborhood of Leo, maintaining a precarious subsistence by cleaning feather ticks, mending umbrellas and doing other similar patch work. In the search for his daughter Mr. Shannon ascertained that Thompson and his woman had left with their horse and wagon and the suspicion at once fastened itself upon his mind that these roving vagrants
with them. He learned the direction they had taken and followed them on foot a distance of fifty miles, making anxious inquires at every house along the way, scouring the adjacent woods etc. Finally his labors were rewarded by discovering Thompson and the woman in a hut about a mile west of Antwerp, Paulding county, Oho. He asked Thompson where his daughter was, the latter positively denied all knowledge of her. Shannon insisted that Thompson knew where she was and just as the latter was repeating his last denial, the half-crazed father noticed a hat belonging to his child lying in the road near the house. Point to that he insisted upon entering the hut, where he
In bed. He then asked for the child's clothing, of which Thompson said he knew nothing, but upon Shannon's firm demand for them, the miscreant produced them. Shannon then regained possession of his little daughter, who was much rejoiced to see him, but was too much stupefied and bewildered by her experience to give a clear account of the circumstances of her abduction.
Shannon compelled Thompson and his wife to accompany him back to this county. Upon his return he at once filed an affidavit in Bittenger's court charging abduction upon them. The examination will occur tomorrow or Friday.
The object of this strange deed is unknown. Whether the roving vagabonds intended blackmail or not, they evidently
in thus carrying away from her home and friends a child eleven years old. The trail of the case ---if an indictment shall be found---will no doubt be very exciting.
on the subject is as follows:
Every person who shall forcibly steal and take or forcibly and unlawfully arrest any person and convey such person to parts with the State of Indiana or aid and abet therein, or who shall forcibly and unlawfully assist in taking or arresting any person with intent to take such person to parts with the State with having first established a claim upon the services of such persons, according to the laws of this State or of the United States, shall be deemed guilty of kidnapping and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than $100 or more that $5000 and be imprisoned in the state prison not less that two nor more than fourteen years.

Fort Wayne Sentinel (IN); Thursday, August 27, 1874
The Shannon kidnaping case was under examination in Bittinger's Court yesterday from 10 a.m. until after midnight. The parties defendant were William and Elizabeth Thompson, and the prosecuting witness was Boyd Shannon. About twenty witnesses were examined, and after the arguments were heard Squire Bittinger discharged the parties. Prosecuting Attorney Hench appeared for the State; G. W. and H. Colerick for the defense.

The Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) December 1, 1915
Mrs. Caroline McCrory, age 78 years, died at the Lutheran hospital at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death followed an operation. The deceased was the widow of James McCrory and resided at 309 Dalman avenue.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Thursday morning, December 2, 1915, p. 5, col. 7 - McCrory
Mrs. Caroline McCrory, aged seventy-eight years, died yesterday afternoon at the Lutheran hospital, where she had undergone an operation a few days ago. She had been ailing for some time and was the widow of James McCrory. She resided at 309 Dalman avenue.
Among the surviving relatives are the following children: Samuel P. Shannon, Leonard M. McCrory, Mrs. Victoria Shannon Shirey, Mrs. Ida Shannon Thorp, Mrs. Roxy Shannon Nelson and Mrs. Clara Shannon Mayhew. There are also sixteen grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the Morning Star lodge at Leo. Burial will be made at Leo at an hour to be announced later.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) December 4, 1915
McCrory—Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline McCrory will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the residence. 309 Dalman avenue, and at 12 o'clock at the Cedarville Methodist Episcopal church; interment at Leo.

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