Category Archives: Worcester

The brother and sister Dad never knew

Dad came from a pretty big family, ay least by current American standards- Nicholas and Mary (Casey) Sheehan had seven children who lived to adulthood. I’ve always had the suspicion that there might have been more children who didn’t make … Continue reading

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The Sheehans come to America: Bridget

Patrick and Bridget Sheehan had eleven children, and six of them emigrated to America- at least as far as I know at the moment. Here’s a short history… I believe the first of the Sheehans to come to the US … 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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Another possible veteran of the Revolution

In the previous post about Solomon Shippey’s service in the Revolution, I mentioned that he’s the only veteran of that war that I’ve found so far. Today I came across a record that might indicate that the elder Stephen Cogswell, … Continue reading

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On this day. May 13, 1794

Today is the birthday of Lucy Seaver, born on this day in 1794, probably in Holden. In 1812, at the age of 17, Lucy married Eriel S. Rider of Fitchburg. Rider doesn’t seem to have been around for long- eight … Continue reading

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Another Cogswell mystery?

Rufus Cogswell’s story is a particularly sad one, and it may be even sadder than I thought, and also more mysterious. Rufus was the son of Stephen and Lucy Cogswell. His sister was Lydia, who married Leonard Smith, and was … Continue reading

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Grandfather Sheehan’s brother Edward

Having learned about Dad’s spinster cousins yesterday, I tried to find some more information on their father: Dad’s uncle, and Grandfather’s brother, Edward. According to his draft registration in 1918, his full name was Edward Frank Sheehan. If Frank was … Continue reading

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Earl Dunn Sr.’s place of business

Uncle Bud told me that his father owned a building at 6 Claremont St., near Clark University, and operated his roofing business out of it. Here’s a picture of the building, (barely recognizable under the siding and weeds), along with … Continue reading

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