SHEA, William Thomas

SHEA, William Thomas

Male 1857 - 1913  (56 years)

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  • Name SHEA, William Thomas  [1, 2, 3
    Born 24 Mar 1857  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    013 1857 William T Shea birth register
    013 1857 William T Shea birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1857 – No. 48, 24 Mar, 1857, William Shea, male, born in Quincy to William Shea and Margaret Riley of Quincy. Father is a laborer born in Ireland. Mother was born in Ireland.
    Education Bef 1908  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Willard Grammar School 
    Obituary 22 Dec 1913  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Boston Daily Globe 
    013 1913 William T Shea obituary
    013 1913 William T Shea obituary
    Obituary 22 Dec 1913  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Quincy Daily Ledger 
    013 1913 All Quincy Mourns For Ex-Mayor Shea
    013 1913 All Quincy Mourns For Ex-Mayor Shea
    0013-51 1913 William T Shea obit Quincy Daily Ledger
    Obituary 22 Dec 1913  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Springfield Daily News 
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News detail
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News detail
    Springfield Daily News -- Quincy - Dec 22. -- William T. Shea, four times mayor of Quincy, died today after a protracted illness. An attack of indigestion brought the former mayor to his bed two months ago. Heart trouble is said to have been the immediate cause of his death. Shea was born in Quincy, March 24, 1857. His father, William Shea, was a member of the famous Light Brigade, "the gallant 600" immortalized by Tennyson. Shea served as councilman before becoming mayor. He held the office of mayor for four years, longer than any Democrat in the history of the city, but pleaded business and refused to run again two years ago. The granite quarrying and contracting business, started by his father, had grown to such an extent and his health was breaking, causing him to refuse to be a candidate for Congress in 1912. On learning of Shea's death, Mayor Stone ordered the flags on the City Hall and others buildings at half mast today.
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News
    William T. Shea's obituary was posted in the Springfield Daily news on 22 Dec 1913.
    Died 22 Dec 1913  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: chronic myocardial insufficiency at age 55 
    013 1913 William T Shea death certificate
    013 1913 William T Shea death certificate
    STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (1) Place of death…Quincy, MA, 279 Common St., Ward 4 (2) Full name: Hon, William T. Shea (a) permanent residence No. 279 Common St., Quincy (3) Date of death Dec 22, 1913 (4) I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Oct 22, 1913 to Dec 22, 1913. I last saw him alive on Dec 21, 1913 and that death occurred on the date stated above, at 5:35 a.m. (a) Immediate cause of death was chronic myocardial insufficiency [2 months between onset and death] John T. Reynolds, Quincy, MA (5) Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery Quincy, MA (7) male (8) white (9) single (10) Age 56 years 8 months 29 days (11) Usual occupation…Contractor (12) Industry or business…Granite (13) Birthplace: Quincy, MA (14) Father…William Shea (15) Born in Ireland (16) Mother…Margaret Riley (17) Born in Ireland (18) Informant…Miss Catherine Shea, 279 Common St., Quincy.
    Obituary 23 Dec 1913  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Boston Journal 
    013 1913 William T Shea Dies in Quincy
    013 1913 William T Shea Dies in Quincy
    0013-52 1913 William T Shea Obit The Boston Journal
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication detail
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication detail
    QUINCY - Dedication ceremonies for the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Skaing Rink in West Quincy will be held next Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the MDC facility in the St. Moritz area. Mrs. John D. Smith of 65 West Street, Quincy; a niece of the late Mayor Shea, will unveil the marker designating the artificial ice skating rink. Officials of the Metropolitan District Commission and other public servants will be present. The rink opens officially Nov. 15. Facilities include warming rooms, concession booth, a large lobby, spectator walk, ticket windows and rest rooms. Legislation for the rink was filed by Rep. Joseph E. Brett and signed in 1961. The rink has been under construction since last spring.
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening detail
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening detail
    QUINCY - The new Mayor William T. Shea Memorial skating rink in the St. Moritz section of the Blue Hills was dedicated yesterday afternoon, with more than 300 persons braving the rain to attend the ceremony. Speakers were Metropolitan District Commissioner Robert F. Murphy, Mayor Amelio Della Chiesa, Sen. Thomas S. Burgin, Rep. James R. McIntyre and Ward Four Counselor George B. McDonald. Rep. Joseph E. Brett who had filed legislation to establish the rink in West Quincy, was master of ceremonies. The flag-raising was conducted by a color detail from the Morrisette Legion Post of West Quincy, headed by Comdr. Paul W. O'Neill. Mrs. John D. Smith of West Quincy unveiled the marker designating the rink as the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Skating Rink. Mrs. Smith is a niece of the late mayor, who served as chief executive in 1908-1911. Cutting the ribbon was 12-year-old Madeline Cashman, a great grand niece of the late mayor. Miss Joanne Vissa, "Miss Quincy," presented bouquets to Mrs.Smith and Miss Cashman, while she, in turn, was presented with flowers by Comm. Murphy. Others present for the exercises included Rep. Charles L. Shea of Quincy and Herbert B. Hollis of Braintree, City Councilors George G. Burke and James S. McCormack, Quincy Health Commissioner Dr. Richard M. Ash, Munroe MacLean, director of recreation, Kenneth P. Fallon Jr., member of the city's park and recreation board, and David Alexander, commander of the Quincy Veterans Council. Henry Sullivan, chaplain of the Morrisette Post, gave the invocation. In his remarks, Mr.Brett "warned" Commissioner Murphy that the skating rink was only the beginning of plans to develop the St. Moritz area as "the foremost recreational spot in the metropolitan district." He foresaw a swimming pool, tennis, basketball, and handball courts, baseball and football fields, a track, ski trails, toboggan slides, and tiny tot's play areas. The facility will open for skating about Nov. 15.
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening
    Article found in a newspaper about the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial skating rink. The title of the article reads 300 Attend Dedication Of Mayor Shea Rink.
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication
    Newspaper article about the William T. Shea Memorial Skating Rink. Title reads Dedication Of MDC Skating Rink Next Wednesday.
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening pic
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening pic
    CUTTING THE RIBBON at the dedication of the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Ice Skating Rink on Willard Street, West Quincy, yesterday was the great-great grandniece of the late Mayor Shea, Madeline Cashman, 12, third from the left. Participating in the dedication were, left to right, Mayor Amelio Della Chiesa, Metropolitan District Comm. Robert F. Murphy, Miss Cashman, Miss Joanne Vissa, "Miss Quincy"; Rep. Joseph E. Brett, master of ceremonies, who pioneered efforts to have an MDC ice skating rink in Quincy; and City Councilor George B. McDonald.
    Buried 24 Dec 1913  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Address:
    115 Crescent Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA 
    Notes 
    • BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of WILLIAM T. SHEA:

      William T. Shea was born on March 24, 1857, in Quincy, Massachusetts, the first of eight children born to Irish immigrants William Shea and Margaret Riley. He was educated in the Quincy public schools and upon graduation, became associated with the granite contracting firm of his father. He learned every feature of the business, from quarrying the stone to cutting, lettering and setting it in place. Upon his father's death in 1889, Bill Shea, as he was known, assumed leadership of William Shea & Sons, and gradually shifted the focus of the firm to street building, sewer construction, paving, excavating and general contracting. In 1896, Shea built the foundations of the Gridley Bryant and Massachusetts Fields Schools in Quincy and in 1905, was responsible for building a section of the State highway at Bridgewater. During his lifelong residence in Quincy, Shea held many positions of public trust. When Quincy became a city in 1888, he was elected a member of the first City Council and in 1895, was appointed a member of the first Board of Sewerage Commissioners. For twelve years he was a member of the Democratic state committee and on more than one occasion was sent as delegate to the National Democratic convention. In 1908, he became the 10th Mayor of the City of Quincy and served four consecutive terms. A most genial fellow, Shea was a man of high ideals and one of the most progressive and aggressive executives the city ever had. He gave to the city and its people the best that was in him and died on December 24, 1913, in his hometown, at the age of 55.


      Other Bios:

      Among the ancient Celtic names, SHEA is one of the oldest and best known. Many of America's foremost business men bear it, and it is known in every locality where there is activity and industry. The ancient city of Quincy (ancient as a settlement, if not as a city) is indebted to those bearing this patronymic for active development in one of her leading industries and for able management of municipal affairs. William Thomas Shea, eldest child of William and Margaret (Riely) Shea, was born March 24, 1857, in Quincy, with which place his whole life has been identified. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and early became associated with the business of his father. He learned every feature of the business, from quarrying the stone to cutting, lettering and setting it up in place. He was the industrious and capable aid of his father in business until the death of the latter, and succeeded him thereafter. He abandoned the quarrying feature and began general contracting, such as road-building, sewer construction and building waterworks. As his business grew he was continually adding to his force of workmen, and employs regularly a large number of people, thus affording a livelihood to a considerable portion of the population of his home town. Mr. Shea has also developed an extensive business in the manufacture of granite paving blocks, known as the Hadley paving block, and this employs many people in quarrying, sawing and shipping. As one of the enterprising and upright business men of the city, Mr. Shea is respected, and his popularity is shown by the fact that he was elected mayor of a city normally having a Republican majority of twelve hundred votes, while he is a pronounced Democrat in political principle. Upon the incorporation of the city he was elected a member of the first city council and served in 1889-90, from ward four. When the sewer commission was established, February 20, 1894, he was appointed a member, and served six years in that capacity, until 1900. In the fall of 1907 Mr. Shea was elected mayor as a "citizens" candidate, and was re-elected in 1908 and again in 1909, to serve until January 1, 1911. He is the first Democrat to hold the office for three terms, and is justifying the confidence of his constituents by faithful and capable service, conferring credit upon both himself and the city. Since attaining voting age, he has taken a keen and intelligent interest in public affairs, has been a delegate in many conventions and was for twelve years a member of the Democratic state committee. He is a member in good standing of the Catholic church; of the Ancient Order of Hibernians; the Knights of Columbus, having served as grand knight of the Quincy council; is a past chief ranger of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters. Since he was eighteen years old, he has been a member of St. Mary's Total Abstinence Society, of which he was six years president, and is a member of the Granite City and Boston City clubs. Since the organization of Quincy Lodge, No 943, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Mr. Shea has been a member of its board of trustees. His genial nature and pleasant manners make and retain lasting friendships. He is unmarried. (Source credit: William Richard Cutter and William Frederick Adams (editors), Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts. Volume IV. (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), p. 2623. )
    • (Research):The book, "Historical sketch of the city of Quincy (the granite city): illustrated souvenir," by The Fraternal Order of Elks, highlights the activities that William T. Shea most likely would have been involved in as a member of the Quincy Elks from its founding in 1904 until his death in 1913.

      OUTSTANDING EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF QUINCY LODGE OF ELKS (1905-1913):

      1905 : First Memorial Service, Sunday, December 3. 1906 : Responds to Cry for Help from stricken San Francisco. [famous earthquake and fire] 1906 : June 14 - Flag Day. 1907 : First Grand Charity Ball - February 11 - and held annually thereafter till the entry of the United States in the World War, 1917. 1907 : Dedication of Elks First Home on Foster Street - April 19. 1907 : Reception to Mayor and Officials of the City of Salem on occasion of the launching of the destroyer "Salem" built at Fore River. 1907 : First Grand Carnival held-first week in October-Entertained on Governor's Night, Governor Curtis Guild and staff 1907 : Inaugurated custom of giving Christmas baskets to needy families within jurisdiction-December 24. 1908 : Responds to call for assistance when fire destroys greater part of Chelsea. 1908 : Quincy Elks Baseball team wins championship of City Fraternal League. 1909 : Reception to officers of the battleship "New Jersey," built at Fore River, and just returned from famous trip around the world. Lodge presented with emblem done in gold on silk in Japan.
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      by 18 Jun 1892, William T. Shea was an ex-Councilman. [11]
    • (Medical):Dr. John T. Reynolds, who knew the deceased for 8 years, stated that the duration of the disease was two years.
      At age 35, he had never been sick and never consulted a physician.
      He did not drink alchohol at all - he was a total abstainer.

    Father SHEA, William,   b. 19 Oct 1829, , , Co. Queen's, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1889, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother RILEY, Margaret,   b. May 1830, , , Co. Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1910, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1854  , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1857 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Willard Grammar School - Bef 1908 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Boston Daily Globe - 22 Dec 1913 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Quincy Daily Ledger - 22 Dec 1913 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Springfield Daily News - 22 Dec 1913 - Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: chronic myocardial insufficiency at age 55 - 22 Dec 1913 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Boston Journal - 23 Dec 1913 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    115 Crescent Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA - 24 Dec 1913 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Photos
    013 2012 Shea home 12 Common St view A
    013 2012 Shea home 12 Common St view A
    This is a photo of 12 Common street in Quincy MA, William T. Shea lived here from 1900-1910.
    012 2012 Shea homes 285 and 279 Common St Quincy
    012 2012 Shea homes 285 and 279 Common St Quincy
    #285 Common Street, Quincy, MA    The residence of the family of Michael E. Shea and Ellen Nelligan.
    013 unkn William T Shea headshot
    013 unkn William T Shea headshot
    Photo of William T. Shea
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view B
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view B
    013 unkn Shea stained glass closeup
    013 unkn Shea stained glass closeup
    013 unkn William T Shea
    013 unkn William T Shea
    Mayor of Quincy 1908, 1909, 1910,1911
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view D
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view D
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view C
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view C
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening pic
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening pic
    CUTTING THE RIBBON at the dedication of the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Ice Skating Rink on Willard Street, West Quincy, yesterday was the great-great grandniece of the late Mayor Shea, Madeline Cashman, 12, third from the left. Participating in the dedication were, left to right, Mayor Amelio Della Chiesa, Metropolitan District Comm. Robert F. Murphy, Miss Cashman, Miss Joanne Vissa, "Miss Quincy"; Rep. Joseph E. Brett, master of ceremonies, who pioneered efforts to have an MDC ice skating rink in Quincy; and City Councilor George B. McDonald.
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view A
    013 2011 Shea stained glass St Mary view A
    013 2011 Shea memorial plaque at St Mary in Quincy
    013 2011 Shea memorial plaque at St Mary in Quincy
    This plaque, located in the front vestibule of St Mary in Quincy, reads "HOLY WATER FONT Gift of WILLIAM T. LYONS In Memory of MAYOR WILLIAM T. SHEA"    William T. Lyons was a nephew of William T. Shea.
    013 1893 William T Shea signature
    013 1893 William T Shea signature
    Signature clipped from Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters insurance forms.
    013 unkn William T Shea memorial park photo
    013 unkn William T Shea memorial park photo
    William T. Shea Memorial Park is located in West Quincy and bordered by Copeland, West and Center Streets. It is a beautiful park dedicated to the granite industry. In the center of the park is a statue of a young Stone Cutter which is surrounded by granite benches, placques and sandstone bricks that are inscribed with the names of people and companies connected with the granite industry.
    USA-MA-NOR-QUINCY Saint Mary's
    USA-MA-NOR-QUINCY Saint Mary's
    Downloaded 26 Dec 2013. [Photo credit: http://www.stmaryquincy.org/]

    Documents
    013 1912 Goodbye Mayor Shea song p1
    013 1912 Goodbye Mayor Shea song p1
    Goodbye Mayor Shea By: C.M.Duggan.- We gather in the "Hub" at the famous City Club, All burghers of the good old granite town. To do honor to our Mayor now retiring from the chair. To add another laurel to his crown. Goodbye Billy, farewell Billy. Our hearts are sad today. We may never find a Mayor to excel you in the chair. Goodbye, Mayor Shea. Elected by your peers, during four successive years. To guide our municipal Ship of State. Over reefs, and bars, and shoals, we, deep within our souls. Your honesty and worth appreciate. Goodbye Billy, farewell Billy. Our hearts are sad today. We may never find a Mayor to excel you in the chair Goodbye, Mayor Shea. Many citizens did call with their woes to City Hall. Tales of criticism and complaint. They were never turned away from your sanctum, night or day. You listened with the patience of a saint. Goodbye Billy, farewell Billy. Our hearts are sad today. We may never find a Mayor to excel you in the chair. Goodbye, Mayor Shea.
    013 1912 Goodbye Mayor Shea song p2
    013 1912 Goodbye Mayor Shea song p2
    Were the callers rich or poor, it was all the same, I'm sure. You treated them most courteous, one and all. Your smile dispelled their wrath, you cast roses in their path. As you bowed them out and thanked them for the call. Goodbye Billy, farewell Billy. Our hearts are sad today. We may never find a Mayor to excel you in the chair. Goodbye, Mayor Shea. Retiring from the strife and the cares of public life, May your future be a happy one we pray. You have never found a friend, who is not with you to the end. We are here to prove that friendship, Mayor Shea.
    013 1899 Official Journal General Committee
    013 1899 Official Journal General Committee
    013 1899 William T Shea article cover
    013 1899 William T Shea article cover
    The Quincy Patriot Souvenir Edition. An Illustrated and Descriptive Exposition of City of Quincy 1899.
    013 1908 to 1911 William T Shea Inaugural Address
    013 1908 to 1911 William T Shea Inaugural Address
    Inaugural Addresses of Hon. William T. Shea Mayor of Quincy, Massachusetts 1908-1911.

    Headstones
    013 unkn Shea family headstone
    013 unkn Shea family headstone
    This stone, located in Saint Mary Cemetery in Quincy, MA, marks the graves of William Shea (1829-1889), Margaret Shea (1834-1910), William T. Shea (1857-1913), Catherine M. Shea (1869-1951), Thomas Shea (1847-1877) and Michael Shea (1843-1891).
    013 unkn back of Shea stone
    013 unkn back of Shea stone
    This stone, located in Saint Mary Cemetery in Quincy, MA, marks the graves of William Shea (1829-1889), Margaret Shea (1834-1910), William T. Shea (1857-1913), Catherine M. Shea (1869-1951), Thomas Shea (1847-1877) and Michael Shea (1843-1891).
    013 unkn Shea grave
    013 unkn Shea grave
    This stone, located in Saint Mary Cemetery in Quincy, MA, marks the graves of William Shea (1829-1889), Margaret Shea (1834-1910), William T. Shea (1857-1913), Catherine M. Shea (1869-1951), Thomas Shea (1847-1877) and Michael Shea (1843-1891).

    News
    013 1910 Mayor Shea Mother Obituary
    013 1910 Mayor Shea Mother Obituary
    Obituary Mayor's Mother Passes awayThe Quincy Daily Paper Vol 25 No.227  Mayors mother passes away  Was a proud son and his election to mayoralty  The mother of Mayor Shea who _ hovering between life and death the past few days passed quietly away to rest at 4:30 this A.M. thursday surrounded by her children.   She was about 79 years of age.  . s_ervices will be held for her from – 12 Common.  Sautrday morning at 8:15 will be followed by a __ at St. Mary’s.  _ 3o’clock.  The citizens of Quincy in general sympathize with Mayor Shea in the loss of his mother Mrs Margaret Shea.  Mrs Shea has been in poor health for a number of weeks and while it was known that she  would not recover everything  possible was done to prolong her life.   She  has been very weak for the past few days and her death has been expected every day.  Mrs Shea was the widow of William Shea who came to Quincy in the early 50’s and built up a substantialgranite business.  He died in 1889 and since that time his business has been carried on under the firm name of W. Shea & son.   Her husband was a veteran of the Crimean war and took part in that famous battle known as the charge at Balklava as a member of the immortalized Light Brigade that went into battle against the Russinans with 607 men and by Queen Victoria with the Victorian Cross, the highest badge of honor which the British Empire bestowes upon it’s soliders.  It was shortly after this battle that he came to Quincy.  Mrs Shea was justly proud of her children, and it was for her a happy moment when she sat in the gallery at City Hall three years ago and saw her son inaurated as Mayor of the City of Quincy.  Yet she was no more proud of her children than they were of her, for her comfort and pleasure has always been uppermost in their minds.  She leaves six children, two sons, and four daughters.  They are Hon. W.T. Shea, Mayor of Quincy; Michael E. Shea, foremean of the Street department of the city; Miss Katherine E. Shea, who lived at home with her mother and brother ; Mrs. Mary, wife of Michael Lyons; Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of A.A. Murphy, both of Quincy, and Mrs. Anne, widow of John V. Scollard late of Braintree."
    013 1913 William T Shea BG Obituary
    013 1913 William T Shea BG Obituary
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Boston Journal
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Boston Journal
    William T. Shea's Obituary was posted in the Boston Journal on 20 Dec 1913.
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News
    William T. Shea's obituary was posted in the Springfield Daily news on 22 Dec 1913.
    013 1913 Mayor Shea Quincy Ledger Funeral
    013 1913 Mayor Shea Quincy Ledger Funeral
    Notable Funeral Ex-Mayor Shea. Solemn High Mass of Requiem Largely Attended by City Officials and Citizens. Floral Tributes Exceeded Anything Ever Seen in This City. Hon. William T. Shea, the only Mayor of Quincy ever elected four consecutive terms, was tenderly honored in death this morning by her citizens. All denominations and creeds were at his funeral which was held from his home at 279 Common street. An escort of nearly 300 preceded the hearse and over 500 were in the procession. St. Mary's church, where a solemn high requiem mass was celebrated was completely filled and among those present were many out of town friends as well as Quincy people. As the funeral left the home, the age of the honored gentlemen was tolled in the fire alarm signals and City Hall, o'er [sic] which a flag hung at half mast was closed also other places of business. Headed by a platoon of police under Chief Frank E. Burrel and Captain Daniel R. McKay, the long line travelled [sic] over Common street to Copeland to Crescent to the church entrance. There the escort divided and the casket and its remains were carried between the lines. Rev. Fr. Thomas R. McCoy, pastor or St. Mary's church, was celebrant of the mass. Rev. Fr. Henry T. Grady formerly pastor, now of St. Joseph's church of Somerville, was deacon, and Rev. Fr. John P. Cuffe pastor of the Sacred Heart church of Atlantic, was sub deacon. Rev. Fr. William J. Duffy, curate at St. Mary's church, was master of ceremonies. Seated within the chancel were Monsignor Ambrose F. Roche of Watertown, Rev. Fr. John J. Power of Cambridge and Rev Fr. John L. Callahan of Waltham, former curate at St. Mary's church; Rev. Fr. James McNiff of Atlantic, Rev. Fr. William T. Deasey of Randolph, Rev Fr. Francis Walsh of Reading. Music for the mass was the Gregorian chant, under the direction of Miss Fannie Cronin, by the regular choir. Miss Alice Foley, soloist rendered De Profundis and Pie Jesu. The bearers were James H. Elcock representing St. Francis court, M.C.O.F.; Peter Gilraine of Div. 22, A.O.H; Lewis J. White and John F Walsh of the Quincy lodge, B.P.O.E and John W. McAnarney and Timothy J. Carey of Quincy council, Knights of Columbus. The escort included Mayor Eugene R. Stone, President Joseph L. Whiton of the city council and practically all officials of the entire city government. Hon. Russel A. Sears, Hon. Henry O. Fairbanks and Hon. John O. Hall, three ex-mayors were present. The latter, with George F. Pinkham, Herbet T.Whitman and John C. Kapple represented the first city council of the city to which Mayor Shea was elected from Ward four. Large delegations from St. Francis Court, M.C.O.F., Quincy Council, Knights of Columbus, Div. 22, A.O.H. and Quincy lodge, B.P.O.E and the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's parish. Before the body was taken from the house the ritual of the Elks was read by Chaplain Charles Gould assisted by Exalted Ruler Phillip T. Sullivan and the officers. Music during the service was by the Temple quartette. Quincy Board of Trade was represented by President John L. Hamilton, Walter E. Piper, Frank F. Crane. There was a general attendance of the merchants of the city. The Granite Manufacturers Association was represented by its secretary, Thomas J. Dunphy and Secretary Charles Daley of Medford was the delegate of the Middlesex County Branch of the Federation of the Catholic Societies and Parishes. Others present were Hon. J. Edward Barry, mayor of Cambridge, Edward T. Quinley and John L. Holt, superintendent and chief clerk respectively of the street department of that city. Daniel H. McGuire, high secretary treasurer and Joseph T. Brennan, high senior conductor of the M.C.O.F. Hon. William S. McNarey, Edwin M. of Rockland, state deputy commissioner of probation; Samuel T. MacQuarrie, of the Fore River Ship building Corporation; John T. Conway and Thomas L. Gammons of the Bay Sate Street Railway Co., Senator-elect Louis F. R. Langelier, A. F. Bromley of the Y.M.C.A. Charles Knowlton and Thomas F. Burke former Commissioner of the Public Works of Quincy. The ushers at the church were Robert J. Teasdale, John Connelle, M. Vincent Reardon, Edward T. Monahan, John A. Duggan, W. Henry Donaher, Charles J. McGivray and William A. Carey. An air of sadness pervaded the home of ex-Mayor Shea and the church and even after the remains has been interred in the family lot in West Quincy beside his parents, for whom his love and affections never waned, hundreds stood about the grave expressing their deep respect and eloquent love for their genial friend and comrade, "Bill Shea." There was no pronounced eulogy but the tributes of friends, many from early childhood were affecting. Even those friends of his mature years stood by as earth gradually covered the casket and sorrowfully bowed their heads with those who survive him. But a short distance from the grave stood Dennis Meuse, one of the few remaining Indians of the Mic Mac tribe who became a registered citizen so that he could cast his vote for "Bill Shea" for mayor, and surrounding him were little children who gazed with wondering eyes on the large framed weeping American Indian who was not as devoid of sentiment as the suposed [sic.] Many and handsome were the florid tributes and none were more significant than the representation of the Mayor's chair from the Hebrews of the city. The pieces were carried from the house to the grave in an open barouche. Among the remembrances were: Among the floral tributes were: St. Mary's C.T.A. & M.R. Society, - standing cross. St. Francis court, M.C.O.F. - pillow of lillies, roses, and ferns, marked "Brother." Quincy council K of C.,-standing cross. Quincy lodge, B.P.O. Elks, - standing roses. Granite City Club, - wreath of roses. Paving Cutters, - broken column of ivy and violets. Street Department of City, - gates ajar. Lady clerks at City Hall, - bouquet of roses. Quincy Board of Trade, - wreath of roses. Granite Trust Co., - wreath of roses and ivy. City Council, - wreath of roses. Police Department, - wreath of roses. Hebrews of Quincy, - vacant chair. Washington French Hose Co. - wreath of Killarney roses. Municipal Dock Commission, - spray of pinks and roses. His Appointees at City Hall, - standing crescent and sickle. Quincy Yacht Club, - wreath of roses. Rev. H.T. Grady, - Richmond roses and orchids. Rev J.P. Cuffe, - Richmond roses and ivy. Mayor Eugene R. Stone, - wreath of Killarney roses. Ex-congressman and Mrs. Wm. S. McNary, - spray of roses and ivy and violets. President and Mrs. J.L. Whiton, - spray of pinks and roses. City Solicitor J.W. McAnarney, - standing cross. Ex Mayor and Mrs. Charles M. Bryant, - spray of pinks and roses. Granite Manufacturers Association, - standing wreath and anchor. City Physician and Mrs. J.H. Ash, - wreath of roses. City Clerk and Mrs. E.L. Crane, - spray of roses. Chief Assessor and Mrs. W. W. Adams, - spray of roses. Sealer of Weights and Measurers, J M. Cantfill, - cross of roses. Overseer of Poor and Mrs. J. H. Elcock, - wreath of pinks. Dr. George M. Sheahan, - wreath of pinks. Mrs. J. M. Sheahan, - wreath of pinks. W.H. Cobb, - wreath of pinks. Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Murphy, - wreath of pinks. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Carey, - wreath of roses. Mr. James Dillon and family, - wreath of pinks. Mr. Bernard Donaher and family, - wreath of pinks. Cousins Lou., George and Gladys,- standing cross. H.F. Doble and family, - wreath of pinks and roses. Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Loud, - spray of pinks and orchids. Mr. Wm. Loud, - spray of pinks. Mr. P. Malone Sullivan, - spray of pinks. The Walsh family, - wreath of roses. Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Shields, - wreath of Chrysanthemums. Mr. and Mrs. John Cashman, - standing harp. Miss Annie N. English, - bouquet of roses. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. White, - wreath of roses. Mr. Fred L. Zoller, - wreath of roses. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Collins, - spray of roses. John D. Smith, -wreath of roses. Mr and Mrs Edward Finn, - wreath of pinks. Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Coughlin, - wreath of roses. Miss Annie Scollard, - wreath of roses. Mrs. J.F. Burke and Miss Mary Burke, - column of ivy and lilacs. Mr. and Mrs. R.Y. Woodbury, - wreath of roses. Mrs. William Burns and the Misses Burns, - spiritual bouquet. George. W. Holden, - spray of pinks. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Kennedy, - spray of roses. A.H. Dunhan and J.R.S. Ross, -  wreath of roses. William Powers, - plaque of Killarney roses. Mr. and Mrs. William Reardon, - spray of lilies of the valley. Mr. and Mrs. William Cashman, - standing wreath. Dr. and Mrs. J.T. Reynolds, - wreath of roses. Mrs. Annie Connolly and Miss Taff, - wreath of roses. Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Dunphy, -wreath of roses. Mr. and Mrs. J. Derringer, - flat bouquet. Mr. and Mrs. Water McKenzie, - spray of roses.
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Boston Journal detail
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Boston Journal detail
    The Boston Journal -- William T. Shea Dies in Quincy -- Was Mayor of the City for Four Years in Succession -- Quincy, Dec 22 -- William T. Shea, for four consecutive years mayor of Quincy, died earlier today at his home, after an illness of three weeks. Former Mayor Shea was one of the most progressive and aggressive executives the city ever had. Two years ago he refused to run again, explaining that his business required his attention and that his health was poor. Mr. Shea was the son of William Shea, a veteran of the Crimean War, whose heroism won him the Victoria Cross. He was born in Quincy in 1857, was educated in the public schools here, and entered the granite business with his father. He is survived by four sisters, Katherine Shea, Mrs. M.E. Lyons, Mrs. Anna Scollard and Mrs. Arthur Murphy, and by one brother, Michael Shea. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with a solemn high mass of requiem at St. Mary's Church. The Quincy City Council tonight passed resolutions on the death of ex-Mayor William T. Shea.
    013 1913 All Quincy Mourns For Ex-Mayor Shea
    013 1913 All Quincy Mourns For Ex-Mayor Shea
    0013-51 1913 William T Shea obit Quincy Daily Ledger
    013 1913 William T Shea Dies in Quincy
    013 1913 William T Shea Dies in Quincy
    0013-52 1913 William T Shea Obit The Boston Journal
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News detail
    013 1913 William T Shea obit Springfield Daily News detail
    Springfield Daily News -- Quincy - Dec 22. -- William T. Shea, four times mayor of Quincy, died today after a protracted illness. An attack of indigestion brought the former mayor to his bed two months ago. Heart trouble is said to have been the immediate cause of his death. Shea was born in Quincy, March 24, 1857. His father, William Shea, was a member of the famous Light Brigade, "the gallant 600" immortalized by Tennyson. Shea served as councilman before becoming mayor. He held the office of mayor for four years, longer than any Democrat in the history of the city, but pleaded business and refused to run again two years ago. The granite quarrying and contracting business, started by his father, had grown to such an extent and his health was breaking, causing him to refuse to be a candidate for Congress in 1912. On learning of Shea's death, Mayor Stone ordered the flags on the City Hall and others buildings at half mast today.
    013 1907 Mayor Shea Ward 4 Voter Article Detail
    013 1907 Mayor Shea Ward 4 Voter Article Detail
    Considerable interest was taken in the slate which the Ward Four voter so kindly arranged for Mayor-elect Shea, which was printed in the Daily Ledger yesterday. Some of the names suggested were entirely new to Mr.Shea, as the Daily Ledger found in an interview last evening, and he thought he would have to revise the list some during the next eight weeks. Undoubtedly the hopes of many were raised by the announcement and some who had no idea of entering the field may consider the possibilities. Certainly some very good selections were made for some of the offices if the gentlemen would accept. It was noticed that only three in the list were reappointments. It is possible the change will not be so sweeping. Will the Commissioner of Public Works be C.F. Knowlton, John Cashman, H.T. Whitman, Fred E. Trooper or someone else?
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication
    Newspaper article about the William T. Shea Memorial Skating Rink. Title reads Dedication Of MDC Skating Rink Next Wednesday.
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening
    Article found in a newspaper about the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial skating rink. The title of the article reads 300 Attend Dedication Of Mayor Shea Rink.
    013 1910 William T Shea Manhunt article
    013 1910 William T Shea Manhunt article
    Patriot - Granite Manufacturer Kills Two and Wounds 3 Others - Man Hunt Follows Unexplained Frenzy of Prominent Citizen of Quincy, Mass (By Associated Press to the Patriot) Quincy Mass, July 29 - After killing two persons and wounding three others at whom he shot in a unexplained frenzy Louis Restelli, a granite contractor, made his escape late today and tonight was at large. His mother, Mrs. Rose Restelli, 65 years old, and Henry E. Hardwick, aged 56 years, one of the most prominent granite manufacturers in this city, from whom Restelli rented his place of business, are dead. Gasper Restelli, 40 years, brother of Louis, has three bullet wounds in his body and is not expected to live. Benjamin Bishop, also a granite manufacturer, is suffering from two bullet wounds, one in the hand and another in the thigh, and C. Theodore Hardwick, brother of the dead man, and his partner in business, will be crippled for life by a shattered knee pan, the result of one of Restelli's shots. The reason for Restelli's sudden running amuck [sic] was not evident tonight, but it is suggested that money troubles may have caused him to become demented. Tonight he was the object of a man hunt headed by Mayor William T. Shea and participated in by militiamen, policemen, firemen and citizens. Restelli called today at his mothers home in South Quincy, to ask her for a loan which he had sought for several days. Her body was found later in the house, pierced by several bullets. Heading for his brother's place of business Restelli met Bishop, had some words with him and after a struggle fired several shots, two of which took effect. Restelli next went to his brother Gaspar's granite manufacturing establishment, and left him lying on the floor of his office, probably fatally wounded. Taking possession of a horse and buggy Louis drove at an ordinary pace to the office of the Hardwick Company and then fled to the open country.
    013 1899 William T Shea article
    013 1899 William T Shea article
    William T. Shea, the chairman of the Board of Sewerage Commissioners, has been a memeber of that board since 1895. THe first board was composed of Paul R. Blackmur, H.T. Whitman and W.T. Shea. The members of the present board are W.T. Shea, Frederick L. Jones, A.F. Schenkelberger and Engineer, E.W. Branch. The work of this commission is one of the most important the city has undertaken and has been prosecuted with skill and economy. A full report of the work and expenditures to January 1, 1899, may be found on page 195 of City Document No. 10, being the annual report of the city officers for the year 1898. Mr. Shea's connection wth this Commission is especially appropriate; his long experience with such work and the management of men being of the great value in the present enterprise. His experience as a contractor and business man began in 1872, as a partner in the firm of William Shea & Son. His father, who was the senior partner, came to this city in the early '50's and by industry and thrift was enabled in 1872 to establish himself in the quarry and granite manufacturing buissness. He died in 1880 but the old firm name, and the nature of the business has of late years been gradually changed. Mr. W.T. Shea, who still carries on the business, has gone more largely into street building, paving, excavating and general contracting, and has built up a large and successful business. He was born in Quincy, March 24, 1857, and was educated at the public schools. He is known among his associates as a whole-souled fellow. His cheerful disposition and lighted-heartedness conveys the impression that he is free from care, but has a serious side, and in a business proposition can tackle a financial question like an expert. He doesn't hanker for political honors, but has had some experience in that line, having been elected to the first City Council, and re-elected the following year, serving on the Committee on Streets, Ways, Bridges and Lights, and on the Committee Ordinances. He is naturally endowed with a goodly share of brains and capacity, and wherever he has been tried, has not been found wanting in these traits, or the qualities which make a man among men.
    013 1907 Mayor Shea Promises to Voters detail
    013 1907 Mayor Shea Promises to Voters detail
    To the Voters of Quincy:-- As a candidate for Mayor I believe the public have a right to know my views upon the issues of the present municipal campaign. I believe in a radical change from the present method of conducting our city affairs. I believe no contract should be given as a reward for political services. I believe that a contractor should not be influenced by city officials in the subletting of his contract. I believe that every dollar expended by the city should show a dollar's worth in return. I believe that the qualifications demanded in an applicant for officer should be honesty and ability and a willingness to devote his best energies to the service of the city. I believe that every person seeking employment in the city's service should be prepared to offer honest and efficient service. I believe that the head of each administrative department should be held responsible for the success of that department. I believe that no official should be permitted to build up a political machine. I believe that City Hall offices should not be used for political purposes. I believe in strict enforcement of No-License laws. I believe that the high standard of the Quincy schools should be maintained. I believe that all appointments to office should be made irrespective of race, creed or party affiliations. I was born in Quincy and have lived here all my life. All my business interests are in Quincy. I am paying to the working men of Quincy from $50,000-$60,000 a year. I believe that my experience as a Quincy business man qualifies me to administer the affairs of our city in an efficient and business-like manner. Absolutely, I have made no promise nor an intimation of a promise as to whom I shall, if elected, appoint to office. I have made no trades or political deals to secure votes. William T. Shea, 12 Common Street.
    013 1897 William T Shea Sewer Board detail
    013 1897 William T Shea Sewer Board detail
    William T. Shea Who has been reappointed a member of the board of Sewer Commissioners for three years, was born in Quincy in 1858. He receved his education in the public schools of the town, leaving which he learned the granite cutting trade. He is now a member of the firm of W. Shea & Son. He represented Ward Four in the City Council during the years 1889 and 1890, serving on the Committee on Streets. He was also for several years manager for the Quincy Paving and Edgestone Co. In 1895 he was appointed by Mayor Hodges as the two-year member of the Board of Sewer Commissioners. He is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Total Abstinence society, the C.T. A.U. of Massachusetts, St. Francis Court of Foresters, and the Knights of Columbus.
    013 1899 Chairman Sewer article detail
    013 1899 Chairman Sewer article detail
    Chairman Shea of the Sewer Commissioners resents the inference that men in his department were discharged for political reasons, and that men were retained who are not citizens of Quincy. He says, in the first place, none but citizens of Quincy are employed and have not been for several years. In regard to the dropping of men the day after election, he says: The Sewer department are finishing up a connecting link of the sewer on Columbia street, and that about ten days more will be required to complete the job, which will wind up the work for the year and it is unwise to open any more streets. There was likely to be a heavy storm any day and stop work. When asked if this was the case, why it would not be better to keep a large gang of men at work and finish up the job in half the time, than to use a small gang and take ten days to do the job, Mr. Shea said, "The reason is that the soil is wet and it was impossible to work a large gang of men economically, and for that reason some of the men were discharged. It was natural that they should kick. Allowing that Mr. Shea's statements are the true facts of the case, it is rather a queer co-incident that it should have been discovered the day after election that a large force of men could no be worked and that the men discharged are supposed to be those who favored Mr. Hall for Mayor. There was also a wholesale discharge of the employees of the Street department on the Coddington street job and elsewhere, but the Ledger has been unable to find Commissioner Cavanagh at his office.
    013 1899 Danced Till Early Morning detail
    013 1899 Danced Till Early Morning detail
    The Boston Globe - They Danced Till Early Morn. - St. Mary's Hall, West Quincy, Crowded at the 18th Annual Ball of St. Francis Court, M.C.O.F. - West Quincy - Dec 30 - St. Mary's hall never had a jollier party than last night, when the 18th annual concert and ball of St. Francis court, M.C.O.F., was held. The ball of this society is always looked forward to as the leading event in Catholic social circles, and last night's affair was a worthy successor to the many brilliant affairs which have been given by St. Francis court. The interior of the hall was decorated with the national colors and the stage was converted into a fern and palm-be-decked bower, from the depths of which an orchestra discoursed entrancing music. From 8 till 9 o'clock a pleasing concert was given by the orchestra and at 9 o'clock the grand march was started. This was led by Chief Ranger William T. Shea and Miss Katherine [sic] Shea. They were followed by many couples, and at the conclusion of the march dancing held full sway till the early hours of the morning. The floor was in charge of William T. Shea, and he was assisted by James P. Dillon, Adam S. Vogel, W.P. Hughes, John F. Burke, James W. Ogle, T.F. Hogan, W.E. Brown, G.H. Ferguson, T.J. Dunphy, M.F. Riley, Edward Finn, James A. White, Edward S. Cole, Joseph L. Heaney, John Vogel, J.F. Goodhue, M.J. Daley, and Charles A. Hayes. Those in charge were: Reception Committee, Dr. J.M. Sheahan, T.J. Foley, Dr. J.H. Ash, W.T. Shea, J.H, Elcock, M.F. Owens, W.D. Burns, Miss E.C. Sheahan, T.F. Mannex, Thomas M. Butler, J.P. Dillon, T.J. Lamb, C.C. Hearn, Peter T. Fallon, Miss Mary Leary; committee of arrangements, William T. Shea, W.P. Hughes, James A. White, James P. Dillon, M.J. Daley, Thomas J. Lamb, A.B. Vogel, John F. Burke, John T. Bryan.
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication detail
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink dedication detail
    QUINCY - Dedication ceremonies for the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Skaing Rink in West Quincy will be held next Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the MDC facility in the St. Moritz area. Mrs. John D. Smith of 65 West Street, Quincy; a niece of the late Mayor Shea, will unveil the marker designating the artificial ice skating rink. Officials of the Metropolitan District Commission and other public servants will be present. The rink opens officially Nov. 15. Facilities include warming rooms, concession booth, a large lobby, spectator walk, ticket windows and rest rooms. Legislation for the rink was filed by Rep. Joseph E. Brett and signed in 1961. The rink has been under construction since last spring.
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening detail
    013 1962 Shea memorial rink opening detail
    QUINCY - The new Mayor William T. Shea Memorial skating rink in the St. Moritz section of the Blue Hills was dedicated yesterday afternoon, with more than 300 persons braving the rain to attend the ceremony. Speakers were Metropolitan District Commissioner Robert F. Murphy, Mayor Amelio Della Chiesa, Sen. Thomas S. Burgin, Rep. James R. McIntyre and Ward Four Counselor George B. McDonald. Rep. Joseph E. Brett who had filed legislation to establish the rink in West Quincy, was master of ceremonies. The flag-raising was conducted by a color detail from the Morrisette Legion Post of West Quincy, headed by Comdr. Paul W. O'Neill. Mrs. John D. Smith of West Quincy unveiled the marker designating the rink as the Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Skating Rink. Mrs. Smith is a niece of the late mayor, who served as chief executive in 1908-1911. Cutting the ribbon was 12-year-old Madeline Cashman, a great grand niece of the late mayor. Miss Joanne Vissa, "Miss Quincy," presented bouquets to Mrs.Smith and Miss Cashman, while she, in turn, was presented with flowers by Comm. Murphy. Others present for the exercises included Rep. Charles L. Shea of Quincy and Herbert B. Hollis of Braintree, City Councilors George G. Burke and James S. McCormack, Quincy Health Commissioner Dr. Richard M. Ash, Munroe MacLean, director of recreation, Kenneth P. Fallon Jr., member of the city's park and recreation board, and David Alexander, commander of the Quincy Veterans Council. Henry Sullivan, chaplain of the Morrisette Post, gave the invocation. In his remarks, Mr.Brett "warned" Commissioner Murphy that the skating rink was only the beginning of plans to develop the St. Moritz area as "the foremost recreational spot in the metropolitan district." He foresaw a swimming pool, tennis, basketball, and handball courts, baseball and football fields, a track, ski trails, toboggan slides, and tiny tot's play areas. The facility will open for skating about Nov. 15.
    013 1902 William T Shea Order of Foresters detail
    013 1902 William T Shea Order of Foresters detail
    This article was published in the Boston Sunday Globe on 22 Jun 1902. It mentions William T Shea and his plans to visit the Quincy courthouse.
    013 1897 Danced in New Hall
    013 1897 Danced in New Hall
    Boston Journal - Danced in New Hall - St. Mary's Hall, West Quincy, the home of the St. Mary's Catholic Total Abstinence Society, which was destroyed by fire last winter, was reopened last night and the even was celebrated by a concert and ball. The new hall is a handsome structure, and is without a doubt the best appointed public hall in the city. The interior of the building was lavishly decorated with American flags, streamers of red, white and blue, and potted plants, palms and ferns. There were 150 couples present. The floor was in charge of Patrick A. Milford, and he was assisted by J.J. Kelly, William Walsh, W.P. Barry, William Dalphie, P. Kelliher, John Boyd and Edward Finn. The Reception Committee consisted of T.D. McGrath, William T. Shea, John H. Ash and John McAloon.
    013 1902 William T Shea Catholic Order of Foresters
    013 1902 William T Shea Catholic Order of Foresters
    This article was published in the Boston Sunday Globe on 22 Jun 1902. It mentions William T Shea and his plans to visit the Quincy courthouse.
    013 1897 William T Shea Sewer Board
    013 1897 William T Shea Sewer Board
    013 1899 Chairman sewer article
    013 1899 Chairman sewer article
    013 1899 Danced Till Early Morning
    013 1899 Danced Till Early Morning
    013 1907 Mayor Shea Ward 4 Voter Article
    013 1907 Mayor Shea Ward 4 Voter Article
    An Article about Mayor Shea found in The Quincy Daily Ledger. The title reads Mayor Elect, Thinks That He May Revise The Slate of Ward 4 Voter.
    013 1907 Mayor Sheas promises to voters
    013 1907 Mayor Sheas promises to voters
    013 1907 Shea Municipal Election
    013 1907 Shea Municipal Election
    Votes at the Municipal Election, December 3, 1907.
    013 1912 Quincy Church Party
    013 1912 Quincy Church Party
    Boston Journal - West Quincy Church To Have Lawn Party - The annual lawn party of St. Mary's parish of West Quincy will be held Saturday afternoon and evening on the grounds surrounding the parochial residence. The event this year will also be a reunion of the members of the parish. The affair is in charge of a general committee, which includes over 300 members of the parish. The executive committee included William T. Shea, Michael Riley, secretary; the Rev. Fr. Henry T. Grady, pastor; and the Rev. William J. Duffy. The various sub-committees are headed by Stephen B. Little, grounds; Michael Riley, music; Common street district, Miss Margaret Farrell and Miss Anna Farrell: West street, Miss Annie C. Galvin: Rogers, Willard and Grove streets district, Miss E.P. Farrell, Miss Annie McGilvary and Miss Lillian Donovan.
    013 1912 William T Shea Candidate
    013 1912 William T Shea Candidate
    Boston Journal - Ex-Mayor Shea May Be Candidate for Congress - Quincy, July 19 - It is probable that ex-Mayor William T. Shea of this city will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the now fourteenth congressional district. Ex-Mayor Shea is known in almost all the cities and towns in the new district and is very popular wherever he is known. Mr. Shea has been elected four times mayor of this city. He said this morning he was considering the proposition to enter the primaries as a candidate, but had not yet fully made up his mind.

    Vital Records
    013 1857 William T Shea birth register
    013 1857 William T Shea birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1857 – No. 48, 24 Mar, 1857, William Shea, male, born in Quincy to William Shea and Margaret Riley of Quincy. Father is a laborer born in Ireland. Mother was born in Ireland.
    013 1913 William T Shea death certificate
    013 1913 William T Shea death certificate
    STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (1) Place of death…Quincy, MA, 279 Common St., Ward 4 (2) Full name: Hon, William T. Shea (a) permanent residence No. 279 Common St., Quincy (3) Date of death Dec 22, 1913 (4) I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Oct 22, 1913 to Dec 22, 1913. I last saw him alive on Dec 21, 1913 and that death occurred on the date stated above, at 5:35 a.m. (a) Immediate cause of death was chronic myocardial insufficiency [2 months between onset and death] John T. Reynolds, Quincy, MA (5) Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery Quincy, MA (7) male (8) white (9) single (10) Age 56 years 8 months 29 days (11) Usual occupation…Contractor (12) Industry or business…Granite (13) Birthplace: Quincy, MA (14) Father…William Shea (15) Born in Ireland (16) Mother…Margaret Riley (17) Born in Ireland (18) Informant…Miss Catherine Shea, 279 Common St., Quincy.

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      Quincy Patriot - Scollard - Shea - Mr. John V. Scollard, one of the water commissioners of Braintree, and Miss Annie Shea, a sister of ex-Councilman William T. Shea, were united in marriage Wednesday at St. Mary's church. The ceremony performed by Rev. Fr. Roche, in the presence of the many friends of the contracting parties. Miss Lizzie Shea, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and Mr. Nicholas F. Scollard, a brother of the groom, best man. The bride was becomingly attired in a costume of light gray figured silk with tulle veil. The bridesmaid wore a dark slate cashmere with silk trimmings. Mr. and Mrs. Scollard will reside in Braintree. [Source detail: The Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1891-Dec 1893; 18 Jun 1892; page 2]