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Thomas Shannon
(Abt 1824-1906)
Mary Willis
(Abt 1819-1897)
Thomas W. Shannon
(1868-1941)
Henrietta A.
(Abt 1874-1957)

Wilma L. Shannon
(1903-1993)

 

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Frederick Warburg

Wilma L. Shannon 14,34,1127

  • Born: 15 Aug 1903, New York 14,68,1127,1133
  • Marriage: Frederick Warburg
  • Died: 25 Jun 1993, Middleburg, Loudoun, Virginia at age 89 31,1152
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bullet  General Notes:

Wilma is acknowledged in the book, "The Warburgs - The 20th Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family"

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Residence, 1 Jun 1905, 28 Buena Place, Rochester, Monroe, NY. 1127 Living in 2nd election district, Block F, 12th ward, Rochester. Listed as Thomas H.. Living here are Thomas and Henrietta Shannon and one year old Wilma, their daughter.

In the News: New York Times, 3 Nov 1907. 235 "Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Warburg have sailed for America after a tour of several weeks on the Continent and in England."

Residence, 21 Apr 1910, 28 Buena Place, Rochester, Monroe, NY. 13 Living here are Thomas W. as head, wife Henrietta A., Wilma L., and Virginia L, their daughters. Also here is Clara Borchard, servant.

Residence, 1 Jun 1915, 28 Buena Place, Rochester, Monroe, NY. 1133 Living here are Thomas W., Henrietta A. his wife, and daughters Wilma L. and Virginia L. Also living here is Clara Borchard, servant.

Residence, 14 Jan 1920, 234 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, Monroe, NY. 14 Living here are Thomas W. as head, wife Henrietta A., Wilma L., and Virginia L., daughters. Also living here is Clara Corchard, servant from Germany.

Residence, 1 Jun 1925, 234 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, Monroe, NY. 1134 Living here are Thomas W. Shannon as head, wife Henrietta, daughters Wilma and Virginia. (No servant.)

Education: Smith College, 1925. 1197 Went to Smith College in Northampton, MA. Found her in a yearbook for 1925. She's listed as at her parent's address of 234 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, NY. That same year she was the news editor for the Weekly Board at Smith. Also a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Also a Student Adviser. Also a member of Blue Pencil, which seemed from the illustration in the yearbook had to do with editing. Also Editor-in-Chief of the Class Book Board, a Silver Bay Delegate. a Junior Usher, and the Business Board of Campus Cat.

Residence, 6 May 1928, New York City, NY. 1131 "Miss Wilma Shannon of New York City, who has been passing some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shannon, of Canterbury road, will return to-morrow."

Travel: From Havre, France to New York, 12 Aug 1930. 68 Listed her birthplace as Rochester, NY.

Residence, 12 Aug 1930, 70 Bank St., New York, New York, New York. 68 This is a 3 story walk-up brownstone with a level below street level. It's in West Village, built in 1910

Travel: From Hamilton, Bermuda to NY, 27 Jun 1932. 68

Residence, 27 Jun 1932, 70 Bank St., New York. 68

Travel: From Southampton, England to NY, 14 Sep 1933. 68

Residence, 14 Sep 1933, 70 Bank St., New York. 68

Travel: From Southampton, Eng. to NY, 22 Aug 1935. 68

Residence, 22 Aug 1935, 234 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, Monroe, NY. 68

Travel: From Southampton, Eng. to NY, 14 Dec 1936. 68

Residence, 14 Dec 1936, 234 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, Monroe, NY. 68

Travel: From Southampton, Eng., to NY, 16 May 1938. 68

Residence, 16 May 1938, 234 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, Monroe, NY. 68

Travel: From Genoa & Mediterranean Ports to NY, 31 May 1940. 68

Residence, 31 May 1940, 234 Canterbury Rd., Rochester, Monroe, NY. 68

Travel: by ship, 7 Sep 1948. 68 Ireland to NY
Left Cobh, Ireland 9-2 and arrived in NY 9-2, (impossible, but that's what the ship log says). Travelling together Frederick and Wilma.

Travel, 28 Aug 1953. 68 Travelled from Le Havre, France 8-28 to New York, landing 9-4-1953. Frederick and Wilma together.

Civic Involvement, 15 Dec 1958. 1198 Article in the paper about Wilma being the president of the Vocational Advisory Service board of managers. The Vocational Advisory Service "...in 1953 selected New York City as a 'laboratory' for a pilot study among adolescents with heart disease or a history of rheumatic fever." Then they give them vocational counseling and aid in "placing them in occupations to which they are physically suited."

Obituary: The Washington Times, 29 Jun 1993. 31 Washington Times, The (DC) - June 29, 1993
Deceased Name: Wilma S. Warburg , 90, philanthropist, farmer
Wilma S. Warburg , a philanthropist and devout conservationist, died June 25 of heart disease at her home in Middleburg. She was 90.
Mrs. Warburg was born in Rochester, N.Y., and grew up in New York City, where she graduated from high school in 1920.
She graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts in 1924 and was a staunch supporter of the college throughout her life.
She moved to Middleburg in 1970, after the death of her husband, Frederick.
She owned a 780-acre working farm that she made available for numerous community events and causes. She donated some of the land to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
She loved the outdoors and throughout her life sought to preserve the beauty of the Middleburg area.
Mrs. Warburg was an active supporter of the Henry Street Settlement House in New York, the United Negro College Fund, the Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., and the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held in July. Mrs. Warburg 's cremated ashes will be placed in the family mausoleum in New York.
The family suggests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
Washington Times, The (DC)
Date: June 29, 1993
Edition: 2
Page: B2
Record Number: Q00736790080
Copyright (c) 1993 News World Communications, Inc.

In the News: The Washington Post, 25 Oct 1998. 1199 "Making Room for the Inn"
There's a long article about a controversy centered on whether or not a beautiful piece of property in Middleburg, VA should be home to a conference center. The neighbors were in an uproar because they didn't want it. Here's the part of the article where Wilma comes in:
"But the Bettses, who bought the land in 1995, and the McFerrins, who rent a tenant house on the property and used to commute to their jobs in Northern Virginia, could not have gotten away with [building the conference center] if they had wanted to. The previous owner, the late Wilma Warburg, put a conservation easement on all 265 acres of the farm to ensure that its beauty would remain intact..."

In the News: Wilma Warburg Scholarship. 1200 Scholarship available only to African Americans attending a specific UNCF member collage or university who are pursuing careers in the health fields or majoring in the sciences.


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Wilma married Frederick Warburg, son of Living and Living. (Frederick Warburg was born in New York 1201 and died on 10 Jul 1973 in Winchester, , VA 1202.)




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