John P Shea

1862–6 August 1949 (Age 87)
Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John P

When John P Shea was born in 1862, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Patrick Shea, was 33 and his mother, Mary McCarthy, was 29. He married Mary J Ash on 22 April 1884, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 August 1949, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

John P Shea
1862–1949
Mary J Ash
1857–1935
Marriage: 22 April 1884
Patrick Shea
1885–1886
John Patrick Shea
1887–1966
James Shea
1889–
Frank Henry Shea
1891–1940
Rose E Shea
1893–1980
Henry Thomas Shea
1895–1900
Eldred Shea
1898–1900
Elmer Andrew Shea
1898–1980

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 April 1884
Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Patrick Shea

    Male1885–1886Male

    Male1887–1966Male

    James Shea

    Male1889–Male

    Frank Henry Shea

    Male1891–1940Male

    Female1893–1980Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1886

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Shea , Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Séaghdha‘descendant of Séaghdha’, a byname meaning ‘fine’ or ‘fortunate’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Shay in household of Patrick Shay, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • John P Shea, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John P Shea, "United States Census, 1940"

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