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Death Of Robert Shannon

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Last Friday evening, Robert Shanïon, ex-supervisor of the third ward of his city, died, after an illness of several rnonths' duration. Those who mew hlm best esteemed bim most ïighly. His was a simple, straightforward, honest, faithf ui life, and no man can point to the least deviation rom this life d"uring his long residence n this city. He was not a self-seeker, and not what now-a-days we term a hustler. But he knew his business thoroughly, and was a faithful coneitntious, workei. Iïev;ts , ïivinter by trade, and for sorne years immediately preceding his death had been employed in the Argus office, where he had endeared himself to both proprietors and employees by his many lovable traits of character. To mdicate his influence over his fellow employees, it may be noted that owing to tb e respect they had for hini and his known aversión to hearing any oaths, swearing was unknown among the employees while woiking with him. He had worked at his trade in this city continuously since 1808, in the Courier, R' gister and Argus offices, in all of which he had been foreman of the composing rooms, and he was known as the best informed printer in the city. He was a great reader, not of the hasty omuiverous order, but like his work, his reading was of the caref ui painstaking kind, and he had an especially liking for astronomy. He served one term as supervisor of the third ward and last year was a candidate for member of the board of education. He was a member of Fraternity, lodge F. and A. M., of the Ann Arbor ïypographical Union aud oí Arbor Tent No. 296, K. O. T. M., in which he carried $2,000 life insurance. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, and the remains were followed to Forest Hill cemetery by a very large funeral cortege. The services were in charge of Fraternity lodge, F. and A. M., and the Masonic ritual was read by Chas. B. Davison, W. M., the prayer in the ritual being made by Rev. Henry Tatlock. About sixty Masons were in line and also the entire Typographical Union and 125 members of the Maccabee lodge. The casket was covered with a wealth of floral olïerings from sympathizing friends. Mr. Shannon carne to this city f rom Canada in 1868 and was 54 yeara of age. He leaves a wife and five children, three daughters and two sons. One of his daughters is a teacher in the third ward school and another is employed in the Courier bindery.