Elizabeth Hopper Shahan

b. August 1885, d. 1920
  • Elizabeth Hopper Shahan was born in August 1885 in Alabama.
  • John Shahan and Evelyn Hopper appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Hopper Shahan, Kate Estelle Shahan, John Clifton Shahan, James Alfred Shahan, Nancy Westmoreland Shahan, Evelyn Shahan, John Edward Shahan and Nell Shahan. Also in the household was one young female house servant.
  • Elizabeth Hopper Shahan appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, at 1026 18th Street boarding in the household of widow Mamie Wood.
  • She was employed as a stenographer at a powder mill, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 24 May 1910 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Faunsdale, May 23) The culmination of a pretty romance was the marriage in St. Michael's Church, Faunsdale, of Robert Drake and Miss Nancy Westmoreland Shahan. As the time arrived for the bridal party ot appear Mrs. J. P. Creath of Uniontown sang "As Long as the Time Rolls On., accompanied by Mrs. D. C. Mosley on the organ, and W. Michael, violin.
         With the opening strains of Mendelssohn's march the group of bridesmaids came from the vestry room down the aisle to meet the bride. They were joined at the door by the groomsmen and the ushers. Messrs. I. B. Ulmer and J. A. Boozer led the way back to the chancel. Miss Evelyn Shahan followed with Mr. Alfred Shahan of Demopolis. Miss Ellen Cook of Birmingham and Mr. G. W. Adams, Miss Annie Watkins and Mr. Siddons Stollenwerck. Next was the maid of honor, Miss Elizabeth Shahan of Birmingham.
         Mrs. George Nixon of Newark, N. J., was matron. The little ring bearer, Bruce Jackson, and the flower girl Harriet Jackson, preceded the bride who entered on the arm of her father, Mr. John Shahan. She was gowned in delicate lace and satin. Rev. J. J. Norris pronounced the wedding ceremony.
  • The following appeared on 10 September 1911 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Uniontown, Sept. 9) Mr. John Shahan of Faunsdale, died Thursday, after an illness of about a week. Interment was at St. Michaels Cemetery.
         Mr. Shahan was a prominent farmer of Marento and leaves a wife and eight children, Mrs. George Nixon of East Orange, N. J., Miss Elizabeth Shahan of Nashville, Tenn., Clifton Shahan of Mississippi and Mrs. R. D. Drake, Misses Evelyn and Nell Shahan of Faunsdale. He was about 65 years old.
  • The following appeared on 2 June 1912 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Faunsdale) Mrs. F. B. Jackson and Miss Elizabeth Shahan spent Friday in Selma. . . . Misses Nell Shahan and Louise Adams attended the picnic in Gallion Thursday.
  • Elizabeth Hopper Shahan died in 1920.
  • She was interred at St. Michael's Cemetery, Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama.
  • Last Edited: 3 Oct 2012