Category Archives: Family History

Robert Shane Handwriting Analysis

Good Evening, Recently I asked Paula Sassi, Certified Master Graphologist to analyze the handwriting of my Paternal Grandfather, Robert N. Shane.  I had only a limited sample, a signature on the probate record for his Mother, Bridget (Hogan) Shane who … Continue reading

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The Treasures

Good Evening, My sister Pat gave me a wonderful gift the other day:  Two books that belonged to our dad, Frank Shane.  The books were stored in an old trunk that was shipped from Iowa to Portland, Oregon, probably when … Continue reading

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The Marriage of James Shane and Theresa McDonough

Wedding of James Shane and Theresa McDonough My grandfather’s brother James Shane married Theresa McDonough on February 13, 1889 in Sand Springs Iowa.  The Delaware County Courthouse provides a detailed record: Affidavit by:    Dennis Kehoe Groom:     James … Continue reading

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From Iowa to North Dakota…….

James P. Shane was born in Sand Springs Iowa in 1864/1865, the third child of Bridget Hogan and Robert Shane.  At the age of 25, James married 19 year old Theresa McDonough, daughter of Frank McDonough and Mary Keyes. Theresa … 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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The Marriage of Robert Shane and Bridget Hogan

One of the documents I recently obtained is the marriage certificate of Robert Sheen (Shane) and Bridget Hogan who were married September 3rd, 1858 in Jones County, Iowa. The certificate is a little tough to read but has the number … Continue reading

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Following the Deeds, Part 2

My grandfather, Robert Nolan Shane died of Pernicious Anemia in 1918. He was just 55 years old at the time of his death.  Robert must have known he was dying as he deeded the farm property to his wife Susan … Continue reading

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