Mathew Mickel O'Shea

27 January 1883–1964 (Age 80)
Union Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mathew Mickel

When Mathew Mickel O'Shea was born on 27 January 1883, in Union Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States, his father, John O'Shea, was 42 and his mother, Mary Costello, was 37. He lived in Defiance, Shelby, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Denison, Crawford, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1964, at the age of 81, and was buried in Denison, Crawford, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John O'Shea
Mary Costello
Timothy Bartholomew O'Shea
Julia A O'Shea
John Thomas O'Shea
Mathew Mickel O'Shea
Agnes O'Shea
William Henry O'Shea
Patrick Oliver O'Shea
Peter C O'Shea

Parents and Siblings

    John O'Shea


    Mary Costello




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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Irish (County Kerry): 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)

  • Mathew O'Shea in household of Timothy O'Shea, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mat Oshea in household of Will H Oshea, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mikel O Shea in household of John O Shea, "United States Census, 1910"

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