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
1840–1922
Mary Costello
1845–1929
Timothy Bartholomew O'Shea
1877–1966
Julia A O'Shea
1878–1939
John Thomas O'Shea
1882–1943
Mathew Mickel O'Shea
1883–1964
Agnes O'Shea
1885–1970
William Henry O'Shea
1887–1971
Patrick Oliver O'Shea
1889–1968
Peter C O'Shea
1892–1964

Parents and Siblings

    John O'Shea

    Male1840–1922Male

    Mary Costello

    Female1845–1929Female

siblings

(8)

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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.
1886

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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