Family History Research

Military Monday – James Everett Shannon

In my continued quest to locate information on a family for a friend and his Shannon family, I’d like to honor a World War II Soldier, James Everett Shannon from Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri.

Memorial Service notice 5 July 1945

To Hold Memorial Service Here for Pfc. Everett Shannon
Memorial services for Pfc. Everett Shannon, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shannon of this city, who was killed on Luzon March 28 of this year, will be held at the Marshfield Christian church, of which he was a member, at the Sunday morning services, July 8.

Everett entered the service in June 1941, and went overseas first to New Guinea in September 1943. He had been slightly wounded on the island of Luzon February 3rd, but had returned to active duty when he was killed in action.

He was a graduate of Marshfield High school and played on the basketball, baseball and track teams. He was 29 years of age at the time of his death. 

(Source: The Marshfield Mail 5 July 1945, Volume LIV, Number 4, page 1 column 2.)

Body of James Everett Shannon Laid to Final Rest
The body of James Everett Shannon was returned to Marshfield July 6, and funeral services were held at the Christian church July 7. James Everett was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shannon of Marshfield. He was well known here being a star athlete in the local high school, and a favorite buddy of his many friends. He was killed in service on Luzon in 1945. In as much as possible his friends had part in the funeral service. A quartet, Warren Johnson, Bill Evans, Neil Evans, Stanley Dawson Jr., sang “Sweet hour of Prayer,” and “Church in the Wildwood.” Dr. George [unreadable] sang a solo……..[article cut off]

(Source: The Marshfield Mail 22 July 1948, )

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