Hon. John P. Shannon

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
September 20, 1900, page 8
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John P. Shannon
Dies At His Home in Elberton – Well Known Over The State.

Elberton, Ga., Sept. 16. – This morning about 2 o’clock, Hon. John P. Shannon died of Bright’s disease.  He had been ill for some months, but his death was not expected so soon.  He retired last night feeling about as well as usual, but died rather suddenly at 2 o’clock.

Col. Shannon was born in Elberton in 1851 and has been one of Elberton’s most prominent citizens.  He was at one time a presidential elector of the eighth district, when Cleveland was a candidate for the first time.  This was his only political office.  Three years ago he was elected supreme dictator of the Knights of Honor of the United States and was just recently re-elected.

He was Past Grand Master of the Masons of Georgia.


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