Category Archives: Shane

Frank and Jean Shane, A Love Story

Hello to All, I’ve recently undertaken a clean-up, re-organize and re-write for my blogs …oh my… it’s taking awhile.  But yesterday I did finish a re-write of my parents story: Frank and Jean Shane, A Love Story and have posted … Continue reading

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Death of the Shane Brothers

This evening I have a post for you about the Shane brothers….this would be my grandfather Robert Nolan Shane and his brother John.  They died just 12 days apart in 1918 and this article appeared in the Monticello Express, April … Continue reading

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Obituary of Thomas Shane

This obituary was published in the Crosby Journal, April 28, 1922 and carries an incorrect spelling of the Shane surname.  The article spells the name “Schane” instead of “Shane.”  Thomas was the son of James Shane and Theresa (McDonough) Shane. … Continue reading

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Obituary of Robert Nolan Shane

My Grandfather, Robert Nolan Shane died of Pernicious Anemia in Portland, Oregon in 1918.  Here’s his obituary from the Oregon Journal newspaper: SHANE, in this city February 16, Robert N. Shane, aged 55 years, beloved husband of Susan C. Shane, … Continue reading

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Robert Shane and the Agricultural Census

There are several agricultural census years available at Ancestry.com and possibly other sites as well… I got started on Ancestry so my information comes from them.  One of the things that happened was I couldn’t find my ancestor Robert Shane … Continue reading

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Land Rush and the Shanes

What do you think of when the words “land rush” come to mind?  Oklahoma, California, or maybe Alaska?  Did you know that there was also a land rush in Iowa?  Prior to Iowa’s territorial status most who came to the … Continue reading

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Bridget Shane and the Supreme Court of Iowa

Since I’m not a lawyer this lawsuit and its eventual appearance in the Iowa Supreme Court are somewhat baffling to me.  However, after reading the text for the 100th time (give or take a little) it seems to me that … Continue reading

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