Madison County, Iowa



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Shannon, William T

Father: James Shannon
Residence:  Father's nativity: Virginia
Occupation: Blacksmith Mother: Elizabeth Weekley
Date of birth: 06 Apr 1839 Mother's nativity: Kentucky
Place of birth: Greencastle, Indiana Wife: Sarah Ann Martin, born 10 Jan 1845, married 13 Mar 1862, Winterset; died 13 Aug 1912, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Date of death: 09 N0v 1905 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Woodland Cemetery  
Cause of death: 


  Emma (Mrs. _____ ) Tapley, 848 31st St, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa (deceased)

  Minnie Swanson Des Moines (Tent #6) died 13 Jan 1948, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa

War record
  Rank: Farrier Company: D Regiment: 1st
  State: Iowa Organization: Cavalry
  Enlistment date: 13 Jun 1861, mustered in 31 Jul 1861
  Enlistment age: 22 Residence: Winterset
  Mustered out: 09 Sep 1864 at Davenport, Iowa
  Service Record: Promoted Farrier
GAR membership
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 25 Aug 1881 (Charter Member)
  Post No.: 55 (11) Age at joining: 42
  Place: Winterset Transfers: Sus. 30 Sep 1888
Sources: Iowa Index: William T; Roster Iowa Soldiers: Shannon, William; Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: W. F. - red Winterset; Post 55 Desc Book: Shannon, Wm T - born Iowa

1. Grandson James Shannon, son of James (deceased) serving 34th Div, World War II (1941- )

2. Great grandson Richard Hoffman killed in Pacific World War II.

3. Robert W. Hoffman, Doctor in hospital France 1945.

4. William C. Hoffman Officer on ship - P.O. New York 1945 (above sons of W. C. Hoffman, Atty in Des Moines, Iowa)

5. Mrs. Ruth Gobel, Granddaughter, daughter Mrs. Emma Tapley living in old home, 31st & Crocker St. Des Moines has grandfather's discharge paper.


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 03 Jan 2006.