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 Frances “Fannie” <I>Wilson</I> Shannon

Frances “Fannie” Wilson Shannon

Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 May 1946 (aged 84)
Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Burial Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 55334161 · View Source
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"Fannie" was the daughter of Judge Andrew Cook Wilson and Sarah Turner. The Wilsons were pioneer settlers in Calhoun County, Illinois.

Fannie married Charles Burnett Shannon in 1879. He was a farmer in Calhoun County, and they were the parents of 9 children. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church in Batchtown, Illinois.

Fannie lived on the farm where she was born until the year before she died. At that time, she moved in with a daughter, Sarah Jane Funk.

In April of 1946, Fannie went to visit another daughter, Claire Johnson. She became ill there a week into her visit and died at the Johnson residence 3 weeks later.

At the time of her death, Fannie was 84 years, 6 months and 6 days old. She was survived by 5 daughters, Myrtle Foval of Hartford, Illinois, Lucy Walter of San Francisco, California, Claire Johnson, Sarah Jane Funk, and Irene Pierce of Alton, Illinois; 2 sons, Burnett Shannon of Youngstown, Ohio, and Gilbert Shannon of Perris, California; and 1 half-brother, Robert Wilson.

In addition to her parents, Fannie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; 1 son, James Shannon; and 1 daughter, Abigail Schlanker.

Visitation was held at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, Illinois on 08 May 1946. It was continued on the morning of 10 May 1946 at the Methodist Church in Batchtown until the beginning of funeral services there at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon.

Fannie was buried next to her husband, Charles, who passed away in 1933.

Children: 3 sons, 6 daughters.

Mother of:
James H. Shannon
Myrtle Shannon Foval
Lucy Shannon Whitten Walter
Ruby "Claire" Shannon Johnson
Sarah Jane Shannon Funk
May "Abigail" Shannon Schlanker
Irene Shannon Shave Pierce
Burnett S. Shannon
Gilbert Leroy Shannon

Fannie's siblings:
Rebecca Wilson Powell Bain
James Samuel Wilson
Abigail Wilson Inman
Elizabeth Wilson
Jane Wilson
John F. Wilson
Henry B. Wilson

Fannie's half-siblings:
Infant Wilson
Robert Newton Wilson

Fannie's step-brother:
Edward Ferdinand McCoy

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  • Added: 23 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55334161
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances “Fannie” Wilson Shannon (1 Nov 1861–7 May 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55334161, citing Wilson Cemetery, Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lynn (contributor 47138895) .