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Obituary of John H. K. Shannahan, Talbot County, Maryland

An honorable and useful life closed with the death of John H. K. Shannahan, Confederate Veteran and prominent citizen of Talbot County, Md., on May 20, 1916. Mr. Shannahan was a son of the late Samuel E. and Rebecca Dawson Shannahan. At the outbreak of the War between the States he went South and became a member of the Chesapeake Light Artillery, C. S. A., and fought until the close, taking part in practically all of the battles of the Army of Northern Virginia. At the close of the war he returned home and began his business career. He constructed and put into operation the first ice plant on the eastern shore of Maryland; later he organized a corporation, of which he was president, for the sinking of artesian wells, which organization is still in existence and has conducted a most successful business throughout Maryland-not only successful in making money, but in securing satisfactory supplies of water. His ability along this line made him a prominent engineer for consultation.

During his service in the Army John Shannahan was untiring, courageous, and attentive to his duties and won the admiration of all his associates. In his business affairs he showed the same energy, skill and good judgement. About ten years ago he retired from business and made his home on his landed estates on the Miles River, in Talbot County, where he lived a quiet life surrounded by his neighbors, who were truly devoted to him. His death came after an attack of heart trouble.

His wife died some years ago, and he left surviving him two sons, Samuel E. Shannahan, editor and manager of the Easton Star Democrat, and John H. K. Shannahan, Jr., assistant to the President of the Maryland Steel Company at Sparrows Point, Md.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1916.

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