William Michael Shannon (1883-1971) and Bessie Thomas (Hardwick) Shannon (1887-1972). Both were born in Menard Co., IL. Bessie was the granddaughter of John T. and Martha Helm Rakes. They were married in 1907 and raised three children: Martha Phylena, Doris Helen and Herbert Clellen (twins). Both are buried in Hall Cemetery, Athens, IL. (In the photo, Martha is in the back, Doris on the left and Herbert on the right in front.)

Submitted by Barbara Shannon Cox

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