October 29, 2022

Rachel (Lawton) Shannon [RG1406.AM]


RG1406.AM:  Rachel (Lawton) Shannon, 1865-1930

Scrapbook:  1896-1924

Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska

Size:  One volume


Rachel Lawton, daughter of Orin and Mary Lawton, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 7, 1865.  She married Newton S. Shannon in 1888, and by 1900, the couple was living in Hastings, Nebraska.  By 1910, the couple had moved to Missouri.  Rachel (Lawton) Shannon died in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 12, 1930.  She is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.


This collection consists of one item, a scrapbook compiled by Rachel (Lawton) Shannon.  The contents of the scrapbook consist almost entirely of newspaper clippings relating to politics.  Many of the clippings relate to William Jennings Bryan’s political campaigns in 1896, 1903 and 1924.  Also included is a loose letter from Mary (Baird) Bryan thanking Mrs. Shannon for sending her a photograph of William Jennings Bryan.  The letter is undated. 


Scrapbook, ca. 1896-1924


Subject headings:

Bryan, Mary Elizabeth (Baird), 1861-1930

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Politicians — Nebraska

Politics and government — Nebraska

Shannon, Rachel (Lawton), 1865-1930


Revised TMM      11-25-2019


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