Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Robert William Shannon

Male 1809 - 1889  (79 years)


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  • Name Robert William Shannon 
    Born 9 Sep 1809  Larne, , Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Rsrch. Note
    • I am sarching for information on Robert SHANNON. He immagrated to Hamilton, Ontario from Ireland in 1849 with his wife Rose and 11 children. They lived there for 6 years, in this time 2 of their children died and 2 more were
      born. I am also interested in finding the ship they traveled on and if they actually landed in Hamilton. Thank you,
      Adrienne Dreier. Mrsdeere@aol.com November 22, 1999
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    Residence 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1860  Hopkins, Whiteside, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-28081 
    Died 12 Apr 1889  Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I28081  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Family Rose Young,   b. 1 Jun 1812, , Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1881, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor "Ellen" Shannon,   b. 8 Dec 1831, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Mary Shannon,   b. 5 Nov 1833, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1867, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. Thomas Young Shannon,   b. 15 Nov 1836, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1900, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Rachel Shannon,   b. 23 May 1838, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     5. Robert Shannon,   b. 28 Oct 1839, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1871  (Age 31 years)
     6. John Shannon,   b. 14 Aug 1841, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1868, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     7. Glasgow Shannon,   b. 3 May 1843, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1872, Mechanicsville, Cedar, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     8. Anna Shannon,   b. 11 Jan 1845, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1862, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     9. Archibald Shannon,   b. 23 Aug 1846, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1881, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     10. Jane Shannon,   b. 27 May 1848, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1932, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     11. David Ellis Shannon,   b. 23 Sep 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1878, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F7314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Robert Shannon, an aged gentleman who has been residing with the family of his daughter, Mrs. Hazard, on Eighth St., died at 1:15 last night. He had been failing in health for many weeks, and finally gave up the struggle last night...

      Mr. Shannon was a native of Ireland. He was born there Sept. 9, 1809, and removed to Canada in 1849. In 1855 he came to Whiteside county and has resided here almost continually since. He was a farmer of Genesee (township) for many years and there brought up a family of eleven sons and daughter, of which only three remain; Thomas Y., an extensive farmer of Sterling township, Hugh, a large farmer and stock raiser of Coleta, and Mrs. Hazard of this city (Sterling). The tolls of farm life became too burdensome for Mr. Shannon so he spent his later years peacefully in this city. His wife died eight years ago. The funeral will take place from the Lutheran church Sunday morning.

      The Evening Gazette, Sterling, IL Friday, April 12, 1889

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 Pg 53.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66525093/robert-william-shannon.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1809 - Larne, , Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Apr 1889 - Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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