Obit: Shannon, Eldon (1897? - 1954)


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Surnames: Shannon, Frey


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/13/1954


Shannon, Eldon (1897? - 7 MAY 1954)


Eldon Shannon, 56, employee of the Taylor County Highway Department for 34 years, died enroute to Medford Hospital Friday afternoon after a county truck loaded with gravel passed over his body, crushing his chest.


Shannon was riding the running board of a truck driven by Chester Rindt, Medford, and was attempting to trip a gravel box when the front end of the truck reared upward.  He was hurled under the dual wheels of the truck.


The accident occurred about 2 o’clock on County Truck K, south of Nightingale Tavern, where Shannon was at work with a county road crew.


Shannon is survived by his wife, a son, Eldon Jr., Medford; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Frey, Indianapolis, and Patricia, at home; and three grandchildren.




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