Category Archives: Deaths

Bridget Shane Handwriting Analysis

Recently I asked Paula Sassi to analyze the handwriting of my great-grandmother, Bridget (Hogan) Shane.  Here’s a sample and Paula’s conclusions: Bridget Shane’s handwriting sample. “Bridget Shane’s handwriting shows that she was a quiet and somewhat stressed individual.  As the … Continue reading

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Robert Shane Probate File

Good Evening, The probate file for Robert Shane contains 46 pages, all hand written.  So rather than post them all I put up a few and try to explain a bit about what was going on and hopefully point out … Continue reading

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Obituary, Bridget (Hogan) Shane

The remains of Mrs. Robert Shane, a former resident of this vicinity who died at her home in Cedar Rapids last Saturday night, were brought to this place last Tuesday morning for interment. The funeral was held at the Church … Continue reading

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Michael Joseph “Joe” Shane

Joe Shane was the fifth child of Bridget Hogan and Robert Shane. Records indicate a birth year of anywhere from 1861 to 1870 depending on the source.  When he was just young man, Joe went off to find his fortune … Continue reading

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Obituary of Theresa McDonough Shane

This article, like the one that follows was provided to me by the Public Library in Crosby, North Dakota.  Publication date and news media are unknown. *************************************************** Aged Lady Died December 18th at Powers Lake Mrs. Theresa Shane, one of … Continue reading

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Obituary of James Shane

“The funeral of Jas. Shane of Stady, who died last Sunday was held from the Catholic Church in this city conducted by Rev. Fr. O’Sullivan, on Tuesday of this week and interment made in the Catholic Cemetery south of the … Continue reading

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The Death of Robert Shane – 1884

Robert Shane’s Obituary, September 25, 1884 as printed in the Monticello Express Robert Shane was my great-grandfather, not to be confused with Robert Nolan Shane (1863-1918) who was my grandfather. Robert Shane (the first) was born in Limerick, Ireland about … Continue reading

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