Trey Shannon Collection


Summary: Donor gave records held by Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery - some of which originated with the Fort Worth Undertaking Company and the North Fort Worth Undertaking Company. Former employee of George L. Gause at Fort Worth Undertaking Company, Dave Shannon started North Fort Worth Undertaking Company in 1906, with the help of his previous employer. That company evolved into the Shannon family funeral homes. Dave Shannon soon moved into county and state politics and turned the firm over to his sons, J. Oliver Shannon and S. D. Shannon, who improved the business by adding a horse-drawn hearse and ambulance. In 1919, they bought out Gause's interest and changed the name to Shannon Funeral Chapel. Later they were joined by younger brother, Marvin Boyd Shannon. The company relocated several times before finally settling into a new and larger facility at the corner of 12th (now Northside Drive) and North Main Streets. The funeral home shared facilities with Tarrant Masonic Lodge No. 942, which is across the street from the Shannon North's current location. At left is a column from the 1922 Fort Worth City Directory showing the related businesses.


  • Four reels of microfilm of records of Fort Worth Undertaking Co., which became Shannon's Funeral Chapels Inc.

Printed Index

  • Printed Index of records of burials by two companies, North Fort Worth Undertaking Company and Fort Worth Undertaking Company. These became Shannon's Funeral Chapels Inc. Records are from December 1906 to December 1930.

Land Title Abstracts

  • 22 abstracts of land relative to funeral home or family; One deed for a lot in block 132, Belmont Park Addition, Fort Worth