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 Robert K. G. “Boss” Shannon

Robert K. G. “Boss” Shannon

Birth
Death 25 Dec 1956 (aged 79)
Burial Cottondale, Wise County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7025 · View Source
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Robert K.G.(Boss) Shannon was married to Ora, the mother of Machine-gun Kelly's wife, Kathryn. He was a Democratical political boss in Wise County, TX. He rented his ranch in Paradise, TX to criminals as a hideout while Ora was bootlegging. When Machine-gun and Albert Bates kidnapped Charles Urschel, the oil magnet from OK, they hid him at Shannon's ranch in Paradise. Boss was arrested and sent to Leavenworth Prison, then pardoned by President Roosevelt in 1944 due to ill health. He returned to Paradise, TX and died on Christmas day at Bridgeport hospital in 1956.


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  • Added: 17 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7025
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert K. G. “Boss” Shannon (13 Nov 1877–25 Dec 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7025, citing Cottondale Cemetery, Cottondale, Wise County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .