Category Archives: Sheehan

Another Sheehan in 1940 (and some newly discovered cousins in Florida)

When Ancestry announced recently that they had completed indexing the 1940 census returns for New York State, I immediately checked to see if I could find Grandfather Sheehan’s sister Margaret, who had emigrated to Mechanicville in the 1890’s, and who … Continue reading

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On this day, March 15, 1970

Today marks the fortieth anniversary of Grandfather Nicholas Sheehan’s death on March 15, 1970.  He had arrived in this country from Ireland almost exactly sixty-nine years prior, on March 16 1901.

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The clue on the gravestone

When I located Bridget Sheehan’s grave at St. John’s, it provided some important information- the death dates of her sons, and the surprising fact that Michael and Bridget had had a daughter Mary, who had died in infancy. It was … Continue reading

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The death of Mary Greene

Mary Greene was the first daughter of Michael and Bridget (Sheehan) Greene. Born in Worcester on 8 May, 1896, she died just a little over a year later, on 7 August, 1897. According to the Worcester death registry, the cause … Continue reading

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Tragedy on Lake Quinsigamond

In my last post I mentioned that St. John’s Cemetery had no record of Bridget (Sheehan) Greene, Grandfather Sheehan’s eldest sister, being buried there. This despite the fact that the Telegram death notices for Bridget and her husband Michael, both … Continue reading

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Three more sisters for Grandfather Sheehan

Back in April I came across an old Rootsweb posting that led me to Grandmother Sheehan’s parents. I later found an earlier posting by the same individual that showed three marriages that had taken place between the Casey and Powers … Continue reading

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Rusty and George

Mom came up with our cousin Rusty’s married name- Brunt. Rusty was born Eleanor Sheehan, daughter of our Uncle William and Aunt Helen in 1928. She married George A. Brunt in about 1946. They moved to Florida, eventually settling in … Continue reading

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“Annie” leads to Maggie

I couldn’t find an Annie Sheehan in the 1910 census to match the Annie who emigrated with her brother Michael in 1902, but I did find an “Anna”- and then the pieces started falling into place pretty quickly! Anna Sheehan … Continue reading

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Another sister for Grandfather Sheehan

The other day I was trying out the pilot site for FamilySearch.org’s record search web site. It has been there for a while now, but new features and databases are periodically being added, so I figured I’d give it another … Continue reading

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Uncle Frank

Thanks to a volunteer researcher in Florida, I’ve gotten a copy of the obituary for Dad’s eldest brother, our Uncle Frank. The obituary answers some questions, but raises others. The obituary is from the July 8, 1971 edition of the … Continue reading

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