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 John Abel Shannon, II

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John Abel Shannon, II

  • Birth 13 Jul 1826
  • Death 29 Sep 1899
  • Burial Clarksville, Butler County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot B 7
  • Memorial ID 97345647

The Clarksville Star newspaper, Clarksville Iowa, October 5, 1899

John A. Shannon was born July 13, 1826, in Kingston, Canada. He died September 29, 1899, in Clarksville, Iowa, after an illness of over a year. At the age of 25 years he moved from Canada to Michigan, thence to Illinois, where he was married to Elizabeth Fisher September 1, 1856. They arrived in Clarksville, September 21, 1856, thus casting their lot with the early settlers of the town. Six children were born to them. One died in infancy. The mother and a married daughter died a few years ago. Four children are living - Mrs. Eliza Bonwell of Toledo, Iowa; J.L. Shannon of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mrs. Tina Hardman and Mrs. Bertha Bonwell of this place.

Brother and Sister Shannon were converted and united with the M.E. church in the year 1860. For many years he was a trustee and a liberal contributor to the church. Mrs. Shannon was a very active worker in the church. After a long illness she died December 13, 1894.

He was married the second time to Mrs. Martha Hamilton; September 26, 1896. Brother Shannon was taken sick over a year ago and for the past four months has been a great sufferer. All was done for him that could be by a kind and faithful wife, loving children, skilled physicians and brother Odd Fellows, but all to no avail.

God has seen fit to release him from his suffering and call him to his reward.

Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church last Saturday afternoon, Clarksville lodge, I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was a member, having charge. Rev. W. N. Brown preached the funeral discourse, and was assisted in the services by Rev. W. S. Blackburn.

The interment was at Lynwood.
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Source: Ancestry.com Family Trees
John Abel Shannon
Birth: 13 Jul 1826 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Death: 29 Sep 1899 in Clarksville, Butler, Iowa
Father: John Abel Shannon (1791-1876)
Mother: Samantha Smith (1801-1882)


1870 United States Federal Census
Home in 1870: Dayton, Butler, Iowa
Post Office: Butler Center
Household Members: John A Shannon (43), Elizabeth Shannon (31); Eliza J Shannon (13), Castor J Shannon (10), Bertha M Shannon (8), Clara F Shannon (5), John S Shannon (4/12).


1880 United States Federal Census
Home in 1880: Dayton, Butler, Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Household Members: John Shammon (53) farmer, Elizabeth Shammon (41); Tina Shammon (20), Bertha Shammon (18), Clara Shammon (15), John L. Shammon (10); servant William H. Cook (23).


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  • Maintained by: Sue Chenoweth
  • Originally Created by: Hooked On Family
  • Added: 18 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97345647
  • Gail Walker
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Abel Shannon, II (13 Jul 1826–29 Sep 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97345647, citing Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Butler County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Sue Chenoweth (contributor 47482858) .