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Lewis Leslie McShane

Lewis Leslie McShane
b. 25 April 1879, Mahalasville, Morgan County, Indiana, to Francis Marion and Nora Rachel (Cramer) McShane
d. 19 October 1955, Glenside, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

m. 5 August 1903, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
Lorena Ellis
b. 1 June 1871, Indiana, to Jesse and Evaline (Thomas) Ellis, Jr.
d. 20 March 1964, St. Petersburg, Florida

Children with Lorena Ellis:
• Lois Jessie (1904-1997) married Clarence Eugene Mason
• Doris Loreen (1907-1999)
• Marjorie Elizabeth Louise (b. 1914) married Carl Irving Wilbur

Lewis’ grandparents came to Indiana from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, about 1830. They lived first in Harrison Township, Dearborn County, and later moved to New Trenton, Franklin County, Indiana in the 1840’s. Lewis left Indiana in 1881 for Gardner, Johnson County, Kansas. He later lived in Illinois and in Springfield, Massachusetts, before finally moving to Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Lewis was a teacher for a short time in Johnson County, Indiana, and married a teacher before joining Dodd, Mead & Company, where he sold encyclopedias for 20 years, but eventually left Dodd, Mead & Company. He moved to G & C Merrian & Company, where he became Vice President and a member of the board of directors.

Submitted by:
Helen M. Bailey
Travelers Rest SC

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Francis Marion McShane

Francis Marion “Frank” McShane
b. 3 January 1841, Harrison Township, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Robert and Sarah (Shough) McShane
d. 13 October 1910, Gardner, Johnson County, Kansas

m. 27 December 1877, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana
Nora Rachel Cramer
b. 20 March 1856, Stanhope, New Jersey, to Lewis Putnam and Charity Amelia Cramer

Children with Nora Rachel Cramer:
• Lewis Leslie (1879-1955)
• Jesse Judson (b. 1881)
• Francis Marion (b. 1883)
• Harry Cramer (b. 1891)

Frank’s parents came to Indiana from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, about 1830. They lived first in Harrison Township, Dearborn County, and later moved to New Trenton, Franklin County, Indiana in the 1840’s.

Frank enlisted in Company A, 68th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment and served from 1863 to 1865. He was wounded twice during his military service. He moved to Morgan County after the war and worked as a teacher and in the timber business. In 1881, he moved to Johnson County, Kansas and became a farmer. His son, also named Francis Marion, died while attending Kansas University.

Submitted by:
Helen M. Bailey
Travelers Rest SC