James Richard Sheehan

1857–7 March 1930 (Age 73)
Missouri, United States

The Life of James Richard

James Richard Sheehan was born in 1857, in Missouri, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Addie Mabel Snow. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 March 1930, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James Richard Sheehan
Addie Mabel Snow
Mabel Rose Sheehan
Harry Richard Sheehan
Rubie Claire Sheehan
Charles Hervey Sheehan

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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 0

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 3

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 25

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sheehan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Síodhacháin‘descendant of Síodhachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of síodhach ‘peaceful’, the same word as sítheach. Compare Sheehy .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Sheehan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James R Sheehan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James R Sheehan, "United States Census, 1910"

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