Catherine Shean

17 August 1834–9 November 1897 (Age 63)

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Shean was born on 17 August 1834, in Ireland, her father, William Shean, was 34 and her mother, Julia Levit, was 24. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with William H. Taggart. She died on 9 November 1897, in Leroy Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in East Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H. Taggart
Catherine Shean
Fred Carlton Taggart
May Iva Taggart

Spouse and Children



    Fred Carlton Taggart



Parents and Siblings

    William Shean


    Julia Levit




    Mary Shean



    Malissa Shean


    Daniel Shean


    George Shean


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 5

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 20

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Scean, shone

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Taggart in household of William Taggart, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catherine Taggart, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • Catherine Sear in entry for Fred Sarlton Taggart, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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