John Francis Sheehan

31 July 1925–16 September 1987 (Age 62)
Whitestone, Queens, New York, United States

The Life of John Francis

John Francis Sheehan was born on 31 July 1925, in Whitestone, Queens, New York, United States. He married Carolyn Louise Wheeler on 1 October 1968. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 16 September 1987, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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John Francis Sheehan
1925–1987
Carolyn Louise Wheeler
1925–2011
Marriage: 1 October 1968

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 October 1968
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • John F Sheehan, "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985"
  • John F Sheehan, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • John Francis Sheehan, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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