Mrs. Simon Shanahan died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock of erysipelas at the family residence, No. 916, Sacramento street. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's church, with interment at the Catholic cemetery. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her loss.
Source: St. Joseph Daily Herald, 12 November 1887, p. 4