Thursday, July 23, 2009

Robert Emmett Sheehan 1876-1957

This excerpt was taken from my research notes on Robert Emmett Sheehan. And as I 'cut and paste' my note all formatting was lost and I'm editing as I go to ease readability;
If you have any comments or questions, please post in the 'Comments'.

I've transcribed these notes from public records verbatim. And, of course, I've included comments of my own in either () or {} or [].

As you read these notes you'll notice:
that Robert has been the member of the family who dealt with the estates of a couple of different kin;
that the surname of Sheehan has been spelled with variation;
that census whether Federal or State often had different versions of an individual's name;
that several listings of individuals show that relationships are unknown;


1880 Federal Census IA Henry Co Tippecanoe Twp
Emmitt age 4/12 - February indicated as birth month

1885 Census IA Des Monies Co Burlington
Ernest age 5


1895 Census IA
Des Moines Co Burlington
Arnold age 15


1902 Burlington The Evening Gazette Morning December 08, 1902
Mother's obit: . . . . Emmett of Plattsmouth, Neb

1902 Galesburg, IL City Directory
Sheahan, J. C., supt of bridges Q, r 712 s Academy
Sheahan, W. P., bar tender Dominic Morley, r 174 s Prairie (relationship unknown)


1908 St Joseph Missouri City Directory
Sheehan, Robert E., supt of of bridges CB&Q Ry., r. 1004 S. 11th
[Checked directories for 1898, 99, 1900, 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09 and 10.]
Ron and I drove past this address June 1999.
We began our search down 1lth at 200 North, everything looked promising as the neighborhoods were intact, that is until we reached intersection of 11th and Lafayette. Just where 1004 South 11th should be there was only an empty lot. Two blocks beyond at the intersection of 11th and Penn, is a commercial area consisting of newer buildings. The 1909 Street Guide lists Samuel W. Beale as owner of 1004 So. 11th. The 1932 St Jo telephone book list S. W. Beale at 2614 Penn; and CB&Q at 3rd and Sylvanie. That is 3 blocks north and 8 west.]
1907-08 Galesburg, IL City Directory
Sheahan, James C., supt construction Q, r 712 s Academy
Sheahan, May, student St Joseph's academy, r 745 s West (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, M. W., (retired) r 712 s Academy
Sheahan, Robert E., bridge builder Q, r 350 w Second
Sheahan, W. P., bartender D Morley, r over 48 s Seminary (relationship unknown)
1907-Jun-13 Galesburg, IL
"Sheahan, James C. for over thirty years employee of Burlington died this morning at his home, 7l3 South Academy. Been in poor health two months due to heart trouble. Born in Boston, Mass. November 12, 1850 and with parents resided in Aurora many years. Later he moved to Burlington where married Margaret Sheehan Feb. 1895. They resided in Galesburg last seven years. He began work on the Burlington thirty-six years ago. At the time of his death was superintendent of bridge construction in engineering department. He leaves wife, brother, J T Sheahan, engineer of maintenance for the Wabash Railroad resides at Moberly, MO, sister Mother Joseph lives in St Paul's Convent in Chicago. Member of St. Patrick's Church."
Buried St. Joseph's Cemetery Galesburg
1908 City Directory St. Joseph, Missouri
SHEEHAN, Robert E., supt of bridges CB&Q Ry, r 1004 S. 11th
There was no section in the 1908 directory showing owners of property, however, in 1909 Samuel W Beale owned this property.
[1999-June Ron and I drove by this address, sadly, there is nothing but a vacant lot on the southwest corner of 11th and Fayette/LaFayette]
1910 Federal Census IL Knox Co Galesburg
Enumerated April 20, 1910
812 South Academy Street
Sheahan, Robert E, 32 ys; married 7 ys; Nativity: Iowa, Ireland, Ireland; Construction Superintendent Bridges, Rail Road for Wages, Rents house
Adalade 29 ys, wife, married 7 ys; Nativity: Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois
James Chester, son, 12 ys; Nativity: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska
1910-11 Galesburg, IL City Directory
Sheahan, Harold, wks King stone yds, r 695 s Seminary (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, James G., foreman Hansen's livery, r 477 w South (Mary) (relationship unknown)Sheahan, John, student Corpus Christi lyceum, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Julia, clerk Big Store, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Leo, student Corpus Christi lyceum, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Mae, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Mrs. Margaret, r 712 s Academy
Sheahan, Miss Marguerite, student St Joseph's Academy, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, M. W. (retired) r 712 s Academy
Sheahan, R. E., supt bridge construction Q, r 812 s Academy (Adeline)
Osborn, E. W., brakeman Q, r 712 s Academy
1910-May-21 IL Knox County Galesburg
THE GRANTOR Libbie Miller (a widow) of the City of Galesburg, in the County of Knox and State of Illinois for and in consideration of Fourteen Hundred and Fifty ($1,450) DOLLARS, in hand paid, Conveys and Warrants to R. E. Sheehan and Adelaide Sheehan husband and wife, and to the survivor of them as joint tenants and not as tenants, in common of the City of Galesburg, County of Knox and State of Illinois the following described Real Estate, to-wit:
The East Four (4) rods in width of the Northwest Quarter of Block Ninety One (91)
in the Second Southern Addition to the City of Galesburg, Illinois
also described as
Lot Two(2) in the Subdivision of Original Lot Six (6) in said Block Ninety One (91).
Subject to the taxes levied in 1910.The conveyance is made subject to the covenants and agreements of a certain indenture or Mortgage given by the Grantor herein dated October 5th, 1907, and in favor of the Mechanics Homestead and Loan Association of the City of Galesburg, Illinois for the sum of Eleven Hundred Dollars, which said Mortgage indebtedness forms a part of the consideration hereof, and the Grantees hereby assume and agree to fully pay and discharge the same.Situated in the County of Knox in the State of Illinois, hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Laws of this State.
1912-Apr-06 The Galesburg Evening Mail, Galesburg, IL Saturday, page 1
M. W. SHEEHAN PASSED AWAY
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Resident of this City for Past Ten Years Succumbed to Illness
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Was 73 Years Old
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M. W. Sheehan of 712 S. Academy Street passed away yesterday afternoon at 5:40 o'clock. Mr. Sheehan was a well known member of the Catholic church and has many friends in the southwest part of town, where he has lived for the past ten years. He has been ailing all winter but had been confined to his bed only a week.
OBITUARY
M. W. Sheehan was born in Ireland in 1839. He came to this country with his parents while yet an infant and located in Ohio. At the age of fifteen years, he travelled overland to Burlington, IA., where he lived until 1902, when he moved to Galesburg, taking up his residence with his sister Mrs. Margaret Sheahan of South Academy street.He is survived by the following children, Mrs. Margaret Sheahan, Mrs. E. W. Osborn and R. E. Sheehan of Galesburg, J. W. Sheehan of San Francisco, J. B. Sheehan of St. Louis and Joe Sheehan of Chicago.The funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's church Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Father Baines will officiate. Interment will be made in Burlington, IA. No flowers.
1913-14 Galesburg, IL City Directory
Sheahan, Chas. T., clk P O, r 1160 n Cedar (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Cornelius, student Corpus Christi, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, James G., foreman Van Scoky's livery, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Mrs. J. C., (wid), r 712 s Academy
Sheahan, John, driver M J Buckley, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Leo, wks Q, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, Mae, r 477 w South (relationship unknown)
Sheahan, R. E., supt bridge construction Q, r 767 s West
1915-16 Galesburg, IL City Directory
Sheahan, Mrs Marguerite (wid J C), res 712 S Academy
Sheahan, R Emmett (Bessie), Supt of Bridges Q, res 767 S West
1916-Oct-14 IL Knox Co Galesburg
THE GRANTOR R E Sheehan and Adelaide Sheehan his wife of the City of Galesburg in the County of Knox and State of Illinois for and in consideration of Fifteen Hundred DOLLARS, in hand paid, Convey and Warrant to W H Sullivan and Catherine Sullivan, husband and wife as joint tenants and not as tenants in common of the City of Galesburg County of Knox and State of Illinois the following described Real Estate, to-wit:
The East Four (4) rods in width of the Northwest Quarter of Block Ninety One (91)
in the Second Southern Addition to the City of Galesburg;
also described as
Lot Two (2) in the Subdivision of original lot Six (6) in said Block Ninety One (91).
Subject to the taxes levied in 1916.situated in the County of Knox in the State of Illinois, hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption Laws of this State.
Dated this 14th day of October A. D. 1916.R. E. Sheehan Adelaide Sheehan etc., etc
1920 Federal Census IL Cook Co La Grange Park Village
340 South Spring; Owns with Mortgage
SHEEHAN, Robert E, 39 ys; Nativity: Iowa, Ireland, Ireland; Supervisor Bridges for Rail Road
Adalaide, 38 ys; Nativity: Nebraska, Illinois, Ohio
Chester, 13 ys; Nativity: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska
Nell, 7 ys; Nativity: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska
1923 Chicago City Directory
Robt doesn't appear to be listed
1928-29 Chicago City Directory
SHEEHAN, Robert E, supvr bridges CB&Q, res LaGrange
1930 Federal Census IL Cook Proviso Twp
340 Spring Avenue
SHEEHAN,Robt E, head owns $12,000 home; age 50 yrs, frist married at age 25; IA- Ireland-Northern Ireland; bridge supervisor-railroad
Adelaide, wife, age 49, first married at 22 ys; NE-US-US; no occupation
Chester, son age 23 single; IL-INE; agent-insurance
Nell, dau age 17 single; IL-IA-NE; none
Alice, dau age 9; IL-IA-NE
1932-Feb IL Knox Co Galesburg
Report of Administrator,
Executor, Guardian or Conservator
To the Judge of the County Court of Knox County,
February Term, A. D. 1932
of the Estate of Margaret Sheahan would respectively submit to the Court the following report of his acts and such doings as such Administrator from February 25th 1931 to February 26th, 1932, and charges himself with the following, to-wit:
Receipts April 28th 1931
Cash in Bank of Galesburg $1,842.20
Rent received from dwelling 712 S. Academy Street from March 1931 to Feb. 1932 $ 360.00
Total $2,202.20
ExpendituresApril 28, 1931 -
Paid M. Blake (carpenter) $ 2.75April 28, 1931 -
Paid Taxes on Real Estate (1930) 58.03May 12, 1931 -
Paid W. H. Sullivan (attorney) 50.00May 12, 1931 -
Paid J. P. Foley (undertaker) 660.00May 12, 1931 -
Paid Dr. J. C. Reddington (services) 15.00May 12, 1931 -
Paid St. Mary's Hospital 23.50May 12, 1931 -
Paid Dr. L. E. Kent (services) 2.00August 18, 1931 -
Paid St. Joseph's Cemetery Assn. 75.00October 24, 1931 -
Paid J. P. Bourgoin & Co. (monument) 125.00April 18, 1931 -
Paid for paperhanging & decorating 57.00May 9, 1931 -
Paid for screens 1.50November 1, 1931 -
Paid for plumbing repairs 3.85February 26, 1931 -
Paid W. H. Sullivan (insurance) 16.55February 25, 1931 -
Paid Taxes (1931) 57.89February 25, 1931 -
Paid paving assessment (1931) 77.48February 25, 1931 -
Paid W. H. Sullivan (attorney) 25.00February 25, 1931 -
Paid Galesburg Printing Co. (legal ad.) 10.00February 25, 1931 -
Paid George A. Larson (court costs) 12.20February 25, 1931 -
Paid R. E. Sheehan (admr. commission) 100.00Total $1,372.75
Total Receipts $2,202.20
Total Expenditures 1,372.75
Balance $ 829.45
Your Petitioner respectfully represents that he has paid all debts, claims and costs against the Estate of Margaret Sheahan, deceased, and after the payment of such debts, claims costs there remained in his hands for distribution among heirs of Margaret Sheahan, deceased, the sum of $829.45.
Your Petitioner further represents that he made the following distribution of the said $829.25:
Paid to Katherine Osborn $138.24
Paid to J. B. Sheehan 138.24
Paid to R. E. Sheehan 138.24
Paid to Joseph Sheehan 138.25
Paid to Lola Vogt (Guardian of Richard J. Sheehan) 34.56
Paid to Margaret Vanek 34.56
Paid to Marie Sheehan (Guardian of George, Dennis & Patricia Sheehan) 103.68
Total $829.45
Your Petitioner having paid all debts, claims and costs against the Estate of Margaret Sheahan, deceased, and having made full and complete distribution of the balance remaining in his hands after the payment of such debts, claims and costs and having fully administered the Estate of Margaret Sheahan, deceased, and that his bond as such administrator be released and that the Estate of Margaret Sheahan, deceased, be closed.
STATE OF ILLINOIS} ss.KNOX COUNTY }
R. E. Sheehan, Administrator of the Estate of Margaret Sheahan being duly sworn says that the foregoing is a full and perfect account of his dealings and transactions and of all money and effects received and paid out by him as such Administrator from Feb. 25, 1931 to the 26th day of February A.D. 1932.etc., etc.
1932-Feb-26
IL Knox Co Galesburg
In County Court February Term, 1932
In the matter of the Estate of Margaret Sheahan deceased -
Proof of Heirship

And now at this time this cause coming on to be heard upon motion that proceedings be had to determine and declare the heirship of the said Margaret Sheahan, deceased, the following evidence was taken:
R. E. Sheehan, a witness duly sworn in examined in open court, testified as follows:
My name is R. E. Sheehan, I live in La Grange, Illinois. I am a brother of Margaret Sheahan, deceased, who departed this life in Galesburg, Illinois, February 21, 1931, intestate.Margaret Sheahan was a widow at the time of her death. Her parents many years prior to her death. Margaret Sheahan left surviving her -
J. B. Sheehan, R. E. Sheehan, and Joseph Sheehan, her brothers, -
Catherine Osborn, her sister, -
Maud Vizzard, her niece, (A daughter of J. W. Sheehan, deceased, brother of Margaret Sheahan, deceased), -
Margaret Vanek and Patricia Sheehan, niece,
Dennis Sheehan and George Sheehan, nephews,
(Children of Edward Sheehan, deceased, who was a brother of Margaret Sheehan, deceased) - and William Sheehan and Richard James Sheehan, grandnephews,
(Sons of William Sheehan, deceased, who was a son of J. W. Sheehan, deceased who was a brother of Margaret Sheahan, deceased).
Margaret Sheahan never had another brother or sister to die leaving children and she never had a child by adoption.
I hereby certify the foregoing to be all the evidence taken and had herein in the matter of the motion to ascertain, determine and declare the heirship of the said Margaret Sheahan, deceased, and the same as is accordingly hereby certified by me this 26th day of February A.D. 1932.
1932-Mar-21
Proof of Notice of Final Settlement
In County Court, March Term, A.D. 1932
Estate of Margaret Sheahan deceased
Application for Final Settlement.
Proof of Serving Notice
W. H. Sullivan, Attorney for the Administrator of said Estate, being first duly sworn, on oath says that on Thursday the third day of March A.D. 1932 being within ten days after the time of the first publication of Notice of Final Settlement and charge, hereto attached he sent by mail, postage prepaid, a copy thereof to each of the following persons, viz:
J. B. Sheehan, 5221 W. Adams, Chicago, IL
Catherine Osborn, 7148 Fir, Houston, Texas
R. E. Sheehan, 340 N. Spring Avenue, La Grange, IL
Joseph Sheehan, ditto
Maude Vizzard, 237 21st Avenue, San Francisco, CA
William B. Sheehan, 254O Havens Court Blvd., Oakland, CA
Richard J Sheehan, ditto
Margaret Vanek, 3121 Homer St., Chicago, IL
Dennis Sheehan, ditto
George Sheehan, ditto
Patricia Sheehan, ditto
who are all parties known to him to be interested in said estate either in heirs or distributes, that the addresses above given are true addresses of their respective parties as he informed and believes.Etc., etc.
1932-Mar-21
Proof of Final Settlement
In County Court
June Term 1932
W. H. Sullivan, Attorney for the Administrator of said Estate, being first duly sworn, on oath says that on Thursday the third day of March A.D. 1932 being within ten days after the time of the first publication of Notice of Final Settlement and charge, hereto attached he sent by mail, postage prepaid, a copy thereof to each of the following persons, viz:
J. B. Sheehan, 5221 W. Adams, Chicago, IL
Catherine Osborn, 7148 Fir, Houston, Texas
R. E. Sheehan, 340 N. Spring Avenue, La Grange, IL
Joseph Sheehan, ditto
Maude Vizzard, 237 21st Avenue, San Francisco, CA
William B. Sheehan, 254O Havens Court Blvd., Oakland, CA
Richard J Sheehan, ditto
Margaret Vanek, 3121 Homer St., Chicago, IL
Dennis Sheehan, ditto
George Sheehan, ditto
Patricia Sheehan, ditto
who are all parties known to him to be interested in said estate either in heirs or distributes, that the addresses above given are true addresses of their respective parties as he informed and believes.Etc., etc.
1934 October
A hand written note at the top of copy of the following Document:
"Louise, This is your copy of my final report."
[I believe it to be written by Robert Emmett Sheehan, addressed to Louise Rathbun, daughter of Julia Madden who is the daughter of Daniel and Bridget.]
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State of Iowa}
Henry County } ss
In district Court,
October Term 1934
In the Matter of the Estate of Julia Mackin, dec'd.
FINAL REPORT
Comes now Emmett Sheahan, executor of the last will and testament of the said Julia Mackin, deceased, and makes the following as and for his final report therein. He states that he was duly appointed to such trust on the 26th September 1932, and on same date duly qualified as by law provided, and gave the statutory notice of his appointment. That there has come into his hands as such officer the following sums, towit:
Cash $ 40.00
Time certificate, Henry Couty Savings Bank 665.06
Interest on same 26.60
Savings account 894.64
Total received . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1626.30
Since said date he has paid out and disbursed the following sums, towit:
Funeral expenses $ 328.65
Doctor's bill 13.50
Oil .85
Electric light bill 1.96
Telephone bill 1.50
Nursing 10.00
Grave at Mount Pleasant 22.00
Perpetual care for graves at Burlington, as provided by will of decedent 50.00
Perpetual care for graves at Mt. Pleasant, as provided by will of decedent 100.00
Court costs 19.25
Attorney's fee 84.00
Executor's fee 84.00
Inheritance tax 168.31
Louise Rathbun, now McMahon, legatee in testator's will, on final distribution,
cash $169.46,
trust certificate in Henry Co. Savings Bank, $77.97,
total 247.43
Katherine Osborn, legatee in testator's will, on final distrubtion,
cash $169.46,
trust certificate in Henry Co. Savings Bank, $77.97,
total 247.43
Emmett Sheahan, legatee in testator's will, on final distribution,
cash $169.45,
trust certificate in Henry Co. Savings Bank, $77.97,
total 247.48
Total piad out and distributed . . . . $ 1626.30
Your executor reports specifically under Section 12071 of the Code as follows:
1. Real Estate:
The West 60 feet of Lot 8 in Block 1 Original Plat of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
2. Decedent died testate.
3. No surviving spouse.
4. Now heirs listed, except named below as devisees.
5. Emmett Sheahan, age 54, nephew, 340 N. Spring Ave., LaGrange, Ill.
Mrs. Katherine Osborn, age 60, niece, 108 Cosmos St., Houston, Texas.
Louise Rathbun, now McMahon, age 26, niece, 536 Brompton Place, Chicago, Illinois.
No legacy remains in charge on real estate.
6. No guardian or trustee.
Your executor files herewith receipts showing his payments and disbursements, together with waivers of notice of final report, by the above named legatees, and more than one year having elapsed since his appointment, and all the business of said estate having been completed, he asks that he be now discharged and said estate closed.
______________Executor. [no signature]
STATE of IOWA, Henry County. ss.
I, Emmett Sheahan, being first duly sworn on oath depose and say that I am the executor above named, that I have read the foregoing report, and that the statements thereof are correct and true as I verily believe
._____________ [no signature]
Subscribed and sworn to by Emmett Sheahan, before me this 4th October, 1934. _________NotaryPublic- - - -
2004-04-27 Found this obit online:
1939-09-01 Chicago Tribune (IL) SHEEHAN
Edition: Chicago Tribune--
John B. Sheehan, beloved husband of the late Marie,
fond father of Catherine Ryan and Gertrude Dingle,
brother of Katherine Osborne of Houston, Tex., and Emmett Sheehan.
Funeral Saturday, 8:30 a.m., from chapel, 5915 W. Division street, to St. Angela's church. Interment All Saints'.

1940 December,
At the time of the death of Joseph Carroll Sheehan, his ex-wife of 26 years, Josephine Helwick Sheehan Brennan Bowron
states on Joseph's "List of Legal Heirs"
R. E. Sheehan, La Grange, IL was living when I last heard from him about 2 years ago.- - - -
1942-Sep-09
IL Knox Co Galesburg
In The Circuit Court, June Term, 1942
Partition, Chancery No. 11295
Master's Report of Deed and Distribution and Decree Approving
Same and Striking Cause.
R. E. Sheehan vs Catherine Osborn, et al.
I, Webb A. Herlocker, Master in Chancery of said Court, now report that as shown by a Report of Sale Heretofore filed and approved herein, I sold the premises involved in this cause on August 16, 1938 for Eight Hundred Eighty-five Dollars to William Farrell and Lillian Farrell, his wife, as joint tenants and not as tenants in common.
The full amount of the purchase price was paid to me and on August 26, 1938, I issued to the purchasers a deed of conveyance of the premises so purchased by them.Pursuant to the orders of the Court, and as shown by receipts attached hereto, I have made full distribution of the proceeds of sale as follows:
Revenue Stamps $ 1.00
Klaus Nordgren, Clerk 249.20
Galesburg Printing Company 17.10
Master's Fees 48.00
1936 Taxes 70.88
1937 Taxes 55.92
Special Assessments 66.72
R. E. Sheehan 62.70
Knox Co Treasurer, Share of J. B. Sheehan 62.70
Knox Co Treasurer, Share of Joseph Sheehan 62.70
Catherine Osborn 62.70
Maud Vizzard 31.35
Knox Co Treasurer, Share of William Sheehan 15.68
Knox Co Treasurer, Share of Richard J Sheehan 15.67
Dennis Sheehan 15.67
George Sheehan 15.67
Patricia Sheehan 15.67
Margaret Vanek 15.67
Total $885.00
Dated this 9th day of September, 1942
1999-Jun-11 notes from Galesburg:
birth records 1900-1912 an unnamed child of Robert E Sheahan, mother's maiden name SMITH, #1 child born in 1900 - and Helen Marie Sheahan, b. 1912, daughter of Robert E Sheahan and SMITH #2 child.
1999-June-13 from Bob Fieg:
Knowledge of birth day, death info buried Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillsdale, IL, dau Alice Lucille
His Notes:
Robert left home at age 17 to work for the Burlington Railroad building bridges. He traveled to construction sites, one of which was on the Missouri River in Plattsmouth, Nebraska where he met Adelaide. He moved from Galesburg, IL to St Joseph, Missouri, to Galesburg, to Aurora, Illinois, to La Grange, Illinois.
The 1885 Census from Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Lists his name as Ernest. The Family lived at 812 S. Academy Dr., Galesburg when his son Chester was born (1910 census) .
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This is about it for Robt's research notes, however, I do have copies of the above documents in either hard copy or .jpegs.
Let me say here that I do have a death record for Robert and will blog it sometime in the future.
I would like to say that I have either spoken to, or exchanged correspondence with at least one descendent of each of the SHEEHAN siblings of my grandfather's generation.
James W Sheehan
John B Sheehan
Catherine Sheehan
Edward Michael Sheehan
Robert Emmett Sheehan

5 comments:

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

Lots of good information.
Great.
Its a lot to get ones mind around!

Gerry said...

While it may not reveal the day-to-day life of Robert E. it certainly provides the general outline of his life.
I spoke [well, not really spoke but did exchange correspondence via email] with his grandson a few years ago and learned a few more kernals of his personality.

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

I really appreciate, and enjoy, the wonderful work you have done, and are doing.

Sometimes I wish I had attended more earlier.

Gerry said...

Do these notes and the notes for Catherine give enough [or too much] data to provide an overall picture of these individuals?

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

It is great to have the information and gathered in an accessible place.

However, it is getting difficult for me to get the story of it.

I would, I believe, greatly benefit from your summery of what you have found must interesting an valuable.
I wouldn't want you to make a great deal of work of it.

Still a condensation with how it connects with other family members and other parts of your investigations would be a help, and, I think, very interesting!