Category Archives: Shane

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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Robert Shane in America

Robert Shane’s life seems shrouded in mystery and contradiction. Most ancestors I’ve written about have conveniently left pictures or writings, but except for one picture presumed to be Robert I really have nothing except the rather sparse records.  Here then, … Continue reading

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Shane Family Pictures

I’ve just finished putting together a picture gallery of Shane Family pictures… it includes 21 photos, some old, some new.  Oh…. hover your pointer over the photo to see the title.  Enjoy! Sue

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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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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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