SHEA, Michael E.

SHEA, Michael E.

Male 1867 - 1930  (62 years)

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  • Name SHEA, Michael E.  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 25 Dec 1867  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
    013 1867 Michael Shea birth register
    013 1867 Michael Shea birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1867 No. 171, 25 Dec 1867, Michael 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.
    Christened 29 Dec 1867  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    44 School Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA
    617.773.1021
    stjohns@stjohnsquincy.org
    http://stjohnsquincy.org/ 
    • Godparents were Michael Shea and Lucy Barry.
    013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
    013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
    Michael Shea; baptized 29 Dec 1867; born 25 Dec 1867; parents Wm Shea & Margt wife; godparents Michael Shea & Lucy Barry
    Died 8 Nov 1930  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Cause: chronic myocarditis insufficiency at age 62 
    • at age 62
    012 1930 Michael Shea Obituary QPL
    012 1930 Michael Shea Obituary QPL
    QUINCY PATRIOT LEDGER-Hold Funeral Tomorrow for Michael Shea - Services at St. Mary's Church for Former Street Head. Funeral services for Michael E. Shea, for many years superintendent of streets in Quincy, who died Saturday following a long illness, will be held tomorrow morning at the residence, 285 Common Street, West Quincy, and will be followed by a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's Church, West Quincy. "Mike" Shea, as he was familiarly known throughout the city, was engaged in the general contracting business and for several years was superintendent of streets, serving under the late Mayor William T. Shea, his brother. The past four years a considerable amount of granolithic sidewalks were constructed for the city by Mr. Shea. He was the son of William Shea, (continued on Page 10, column 3), who was a trooper in the "Light Brigade" of the British Army when it made its memorable attack on the Russian batteries at the battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War. This attack was immortalized by Lord Tennyson in his poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade." All the surviving members of the brigade were decorated with the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria herself. This trophy was kept for years in the old Shea homestead on Common street, but after the house was damaged by fire many years ago is disappeared and was never found afterwards. The survivors include the widow, five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Keegan, Mrs. Elias Canfield, Mrs. William Cashman, Miss Marjorie Shea, and Miss Anna Shea, and by four sisters Miss Katherine Shea and Mrs. Michael Lyons of West Quincy. Mrs. Arthur D. Murphy of Wollaston an Mrs. Annie Scollard of Braintree. He was a member of the St. Francis Court, M.C.O.F; Division 22, A.O.H., and Quincy Lodge of Elks.
    Buried 11 Nov 1930  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    Address:
    95 Crescent Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA
    617.773.0120
    stmary.quincy@comcast.net
    http://www.stmaryquincy.org/ 
    Notes 
    • Michael E. Shea was superintendent of streets in Quincy.
      Reported on his 1910 insurance application that he has the "occasional glass of beer."
    • (Medical):Duration of the disease was three months.

    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 

    Spouse NELLIGAN, Ellen Louisa "Nellie",   b. 13 Aug 1869, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1958, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1895  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Michael was 27 years old at time of marriage and Nellie was 25. The wedding ceremony took place in the parochial residence on a Wednesday evening and the reception that followed was held at the new house of the couple in Quincy. Michael's brother William T. Shea was best man and Nellie's sister, Delia, was bridesmaid. [13]
    012 1895 Shea Nelligan marriage register
    012 1895 Shea Nelligan marriage register
    MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1895 No. 85, Michael E. Shea and Nellie L. Nelligan married in Weymouth, Mass., on 26 Jun 1896. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of the marriage the groom resided in Quincy, was 27 years old, a contractor, and listed his birthplace as Quincy. He gave his parents names as William and Margaret. The bride resided in Weymouth, Mass., was 25 years old, at home, and listed her birthplace as Weymouth, Mass. She gave her parents names as John and Catherine. The couple was joined in marriage by John J. Murphy, clergyman, Weymouth. Recorded on 28 Jun 1895, Harrison A. Keith, City Clerk.
    Children 
     1. SHEA, Catherine Margaret,   b. 1897, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1983, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. SHEA, Helen Louise,   b. 8 Jun 1898, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1966, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. SHEA, Marjorie,   b. 1901, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1988, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +4. SHEA, Anna,   b. 14 Apr 1906, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2001, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +5. SHEA, Alice Mary,   b. 18 Feb 1909, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1986, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1867 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Address:
    44 School Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA
    617.773.1021
    stjohns@stjohnsquincy.org
    http://stjohnsquincy.org/ - 29 Dec 1867 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1895 - Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SHEA, Catherine Margaret - 1897 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SHEA, Helen Louise - 8 Jun 1898 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SHEA, Marjorie - 1901 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SHEA, Anna - 14 Apr 1906 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SHEA, Alice Mary - 18 Feb 1909 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: chronic myocarditis insufficiency at age 62 - 8 Nov 1930 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    95 Crescent Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA
    617.773.0120
    stmary.quincy@comcast.net
    http://www.stmaryquincy.org/ - 11 Nov 1930 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    012 1920s Michael Shea headshot
    012 1920s Michael Shea headshot
    Headshot detail from photo taken at the beer garden of the La Tropical brewery (Cerveceria La Tropical) in Havana, Cuba.
    012 1920s Michael E Shea and Ellen Louisa Nelligan
    012 1920s Michael E Shea and Ellen Louisa Nelligan
    [Photo credit: personal collection of Jay Cashman]
    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.
    012 unkn 285 Common Street Quincy MA
    012 unkn 285 Common Street Quincy MA
    Michael E. Shea's home on 285 Common Street in Quincy, MA.
    012 2012 Shea home 285 Common St Quincy view A
    012 2012 Shea home 285 Common St Quincy view A
    #285 Common Street, Quincy, MA    The residence of the family of Michael E. Shea and Ellen Nelligan.
    012 2012 Shea home 285 Common St Quincy view B
    012 2012 Shea home 285 Common St Quincy view B
    The residence of the family of Michael E. Shea and Ellen Nelligan at 285 Common Street, Quincy, MA.
    012 1910 Michael E Shea signature
    012 1910 Michael E Shea signature
    Signature clipped from Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters insurance forms.
    012 1920s La Tropical Brewery Havana Cuba side B
    012 1920s La Tropical Brewery Havana Cuba side B
    Text reads:  Tarjeta Postal - TROPICAL GARDEN - Habana - Don't Ask For Beer - ASK FOR TROPICAL. [Photo credit: personal collection of Jay Cashman]
    012 1920s Michael and Nellie in Panama corrected
    012 1920s Michael and Nellie in Panama corrected
    This photo was taken at the beer garden of the La Tropical brewery (Cerveceria La Tropical) in Havana, Cuba. From Tropical Brewery postcard: "Owned by the Tropical Beer Co. it is a paradise of beautiful flowers and exotic plants. This beauty spot is visited by thousands of tourists. Free beer is given to all visitors." From "Cuba and It's Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, Volume 1" by Ned Sublette:  "These social clubs also had picniclike festivities , complete with the music of their homeland as well as habaneras and danzones, at the sumptuous new gardens opened by the La Tropical brewery. Cerveza Tropical was Cuba's first domestic brand of beer, brewed since 1891. The vast Jardines de la Tropical complex on the Rio Almendares, created in imitation of the grand beer gardens of Germany, opened in 1904. If the numerous overhanging trees made La Tropical a little dank in the winter months, in the sweltering tropical summer it was the coolest spot around. La Tropical's competitor, Cerveza Polar, opened up their own gardens. By the 1920s, these festivities attracted up to fifiteen thousand people." From the personal photo collection of Jay Cashman.

    Documents
    012 1930 Michael E Shea Forester packet
    012 1910 Forester Packet Michael E Shea

    Business
    012 1897 Quincy Sewer Work detail
    012 1897 Quincy Sewer Work detail
    Quincy Patriot - Michael Shea employed some forty men on a sewer project in Quincy. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; 12 Jun 1897; page: 2]

    News
    012 1930 Michael Shea Obituary QPL
    012 1930 Michael Shea Obituary QPL
    QUINCY PATRIOT LEDGER-Hold Funeral Tomorrow for Michael Shea - Services at St. Mary's Church for Former Street Head. Funeral services for Michael E. Shea, for many years superintendent of streets in Quincy, who died Saturday following a long illness, will be held tomorrow morning at the residence, 285 Common Street, West Quincy, and will be followed by a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's Church, West Quincy. "Mike" Shea, as he was familiarly known throughout the city, was engaged in the general contracting business and for several years was superintendent of streets, serving under the late Mayor William T. Shea, his brother. The past four years a considerable amount of granolithic sidewalks were constructed for the city by Mr. Shea. He was the son of William Shea, (continued on Page 10, column 3), who was a trooper in the "Light Brigade" of the British Army when it made its memorable attack on the Russian batteries at the battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War. This attack was immortalized by Lord Tennyson in his poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade." All the surviving members of the brigade were decorated with the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria herself. This trophy was kept for years in the old Shea homestead on Common street, but after the house was damaged by fire many years ago is disappeared and was never found afterwards. The survivors include the widow, five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Keegan, Mrs. Elias Canfield, Mrs. William Cashman, Miss Marjorie Shea, and Miss Anna Shea, and by four sisters Miss Katherine Shea and Mrs. Michael Lyons of West Quincy. Mrs. Arthur D. Murphy of Wollaston an Mrs. Annie Scollard of Braintree. He was a member of the St. Francis Court, M.C.O.F; Division 22, A.O.H., and Quincy Lodge of Elks.
    012 1899 Fire on Bunker Hill
    012 1899 Fire on Bunker Hill
    Quincy Patriot - The alarm from Box 49, at 1:32 o'clock Sunday morning, was for a fire in an unoccupied house on Bunker Hill avenue owned by Michael Shea. The house was situated in the woods, some way from the street, and the fire was well under way when the department arrived. The nearest hydrant was over 1000 feet away and as it was impossible to drive a hose wagon anywhere near the fire considerable unavoidable delay was experienced in getting water onto the burning building. The only way it was possible to get water to the building was by pulling the hose off the wagon and then dragging it through the woods to the scene of action. Then the building was thoroughly soaked. The loss was $200. The cause was undoubtedly incendiary.

    Sunday night at 8:40 another alarm was sounded from Box 49 and it proved to be for a fire in the same house. At this fire a line of hose was laid from a hydrant on Willard street and nearly 2000 feet was required to reach the building. The fire caused an additional loss of about $50.
    [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; 9 Sep 1899; page: 3, "Several Fire Alarms"]
    012 1930 Michael E Shea Ledger obituary
    012 1930 Michael E Shea Ledger obituary
    Ledger - Hold Funeral Tomorrow For Michael Shea - Services at St. Mary's Church for Former Street Head - Funeral services for Michael E. Shea, for many years superintendent of streets in Quincy, who died Saturday following a long illness, will be held tomorrow morning at the residence, 285 Common street, West Quincy, and will be followed by a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's church, West Quincy. "Mike" Shea, as he was familiarly known throughout the city, was engaged in the general contracting business and for several years was superintendent of streets, serving under the late Mayor William T. Shea, his brother. The past four years a considerable amount of granolithic [sic] sidewalks were constructed for the city by Mr. Shea. He was the son of William Shea, who was a trooper in the "Light Brigade" of the British Army when it made its memorable attack on the Russian batteries at the battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War. This attack was immortalized by Lord Tennyson in his poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade." All the surviving members of the brigade were decorated with the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria herself. This trophy was kept for years in the old Shea homestead on Common street, but after the house was damaged by a fire many years ago is disappeared and was never found afterwards. The survivors include the widow, five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Keegan, Mrs. Elias Canfield, Mrs. William Cushman, Miss. Marjorie Shea, and Miss Anna Shea, and by four sisters, Miss Katherine Shea and Mrs. Michael Lyons of West Quincy, Mrs. Arthur D. Murphy of Wollaston and Mrs. Annie Scollard of Braintree. He was a member of the St. Francis Court, M.C.O.F.; Division 22 A.O.H., and Quincy Lodge of Elks. [Source credit: Patriot Ledger, November 10, 1930]
    012 1895 Shea Nelligan wedding item Weymouth Gazette
    012 1895 Shea Nelligan wedding item Weymouth Gazette
    This news item, covering the wedding of Michael Shea and Ellen Louis Nelligan, appeared in the "Weymouth Locals" column of the Weymouth Gazette on Friday, June 28,1895. (Source detail: Weymouth Gazette, Weymouth & Braintree Publishing Co., Weymouth, Massachusetts, Internet Archive, Friday, June 28, 1895, page 3, column 5, "Weymouth Locals")

    Vital Records
    012 1897 Catherine M Shea birth register
    012 1897 Catherine M Shea birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1876 No. 358, 8 Jul 1896, Catherine Margaret Shea, female, born in Quincy to Michael E. Shea and Nellie Nelligan of 10 Common street, Quincy. Father is a stonecutter born in Quincy. Mother was born in Weymouth. Recorded 30 Jan 1897.
    012 1898 Helen Louise Shea birth register
    012 1898 Helen Louise Shea birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1898 No. 312, 8 Jun 1898, Helen Louise Shea, female, born in Quincy to Michael E. Shea and Nellie Nelligan of 10 Common street, Quincy. Father is a foreman born in Quincy. Mother was born in Weymouth, Mass. Recorded on Jun 31, 1898.
    012 1900 Marjorie Shea birth register
    012 1900 Marjorie Shea birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1900 No. 686, 28 Nov 1900, Marjorie Shea, female, born in Quincy to Michael E. Shea and Nellie Nelligan of Quincy. Father is a foreman born in Quincy, Mass. Mother was born in Weymouth, Mass. Recorded on Jan 31, 1900.
    013 1867 Michael Shea birth register
    013 1867 Michael Shea birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1867 No. 171, 25 Dec 1867, Michael 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.
    012 1895 Shea Nelligan marriage register
    012 1895 Shea Nelligan marriage register
    MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1895 No. 85, Michael E. Shea and Nellie L. Nelligan married in Weymouth, Mass., on 26 Jun 1896. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of the marriage the groom resided in Quincy, was 27 years old, a contractor, and listed his birthplace as Quincy. He gave his parents names as William and Margaret. The bride resided in Weymouth, Mass., was 25 years old, at home, and listed her birthplace as Weymouth, Mass. She gave her parents names as John and Catherine. The couple was joined in marriage by John J. Murphy, clergyman, Weymouth. Recorded on 28 Jun 1895, Harrison A. Keith, City Clerk.
    013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
    013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
    Michael Shea; baptized 29 Dec 1867; born 25 Dec 1867; parents Wm Shea & Margt wife; godparents Michael Shea & Lucy Barry

  • Sources 
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    2. [S83] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachus etts; Roll: T625_724; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 245 ; Image: . (Reliability: 3).
      012 1920 US Census Michael E Shea household
      012 1920 US Census Michael E Shea household
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_724; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 245; Image: .


    3. [S68] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.), Year: 1930; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; R oll: 937; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 105; Image: 134. 0; Line: 51. (Reliability: 3).
      012 1930 US Census Michael E Shea household
      012 1930 US Census Michael E Shea household
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 937; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 105; Image: 134.0.


    4. [S4] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.), Year: 1900; Census Place: Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachus etts; Roll: T623_671; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 1065. (Reliability: 3).
      012 1900 US Census Micahel E Shea household
      012 1900 US Census Micahel E Shea household


    5. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachus etts; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . (Reliability: 3).
      013 1910 US Census William T Shea household
      013 1910 US Census William T Shea household
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .


    6. [S87] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.), Year: 1880; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; R oll: 549; Family History Film: 1254549; Page: 126A; Enumera tion District: 525; Image: 0063. (Reliability: 3).
      013 1880 US Census William Shea household
      013 1880 US Census William Shea household
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 549; Family History Film: 1254549; Page: 126A; Enumeration District: 525; Image: 0063.


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    8. [S87] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.), Year: 1880; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; R oll: 549; Family History Film: 1254549; Page: 126A; Enumera tion District: 525; Image: 0063. (Reliability: 3).
      013 1880 US Census William Shea household
      013 1880 US Census William Shea household
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 549; Family History Film: 1254549; Page: 126A; Enumeration District: 525; Image: 0063.
      013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
      013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
      Michael Shea; baptized 29 Dec 1867; born 25 Dec 1867; parents Wm Shea & Margt wife; godparents Michael Shea & Lucy Barry


    9. [S240] Massachusetts, Norfolk Co., Quincy - St. John the Baptist Baptisms, 1863 to 1871, (Name: St. John the Baptist; Location: Quincy;), page 62 (Reliability: 3).
      013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
      013 1867 Michael Shea baptism record
      Michael Shea; baptized 29 Dec 1867; born 25 Dec 1867; parents Wm Shea & Margt wife; godparents Michael Shea & Lucy Barry


    10. [S48] Cashman, Jay, photocopy of newspaper article, Quincy Patriot Ledger, Monday Evening, November 10, 1930, p p. 1 and 10, "Hold Funeral Tomorrow For Michael Shea" (Reliability: 3).
      012 1930 Michael E Shea Ledger obituary
      012 1930 Michael E Shea Ledger obituary
      Ledger - Hold Funeral Tomorrow For Michael Shea - Services at St. Mary's Church for Former Street Head - Funeral services for Michael E. Shea, for many years superintendent of streets in Quincy, who died Saturday following a long illness, will be held tomorrow morning at the residence, 285 Common street, West Quincy, and will be followed by a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's church, West Quincy. "Mike" Shea, as he was familiarly known throughout the city, was engaged in the general contracting business and for several years was superintendent of streets, serving under the late Mayor William T. Shea, his brother. The past four years a considerable amount of granolithic [sic] sidewalks were constructed for the city by Mr. Shea. He was the son of William Shea, who was a trooper in the "Light Brigade" of the British Army when it made its memorable attack on the Russian batteries at the battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War. This attack was immortalized by Lord Tennyson in his poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade." All the surviving members of the brigade were decorated with the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria herself. This trophy was kept for years in the old Shea homestead on Common street, but after the house was damaged by a fire many years ago is disappeared and was never found afterwards. The survivors include the widow, five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Keegan, Mrs. Elias Canfield, Mrs. William Cushman, Miss. Marjorie Shea, and Miss Anna Shea, and by four sisters, Miss Katherine Shea and Mrs. Michael Lyons of West Quincy, Mrs. Arthur D. Murphy of Wollaston and Mrs. Annie Scollard of Braintree. He was a member of the St. Francis Court, M.C.O.F.; Division 22 A.O.H., and Quincy Lodge of Elks. [Source credit: Patriot Ledger, November 10, 1930]


    11. [S8] Massachusetts - Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters Mortuary Records, Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters, (Name: TIARA;), Item No.: 15779 - Michael E. Shea (Reliability: 3).
      012 1930 Forester Packet Michael E Shea
      012 1910 Forester Packet Michael E Shea
      The first part of this packet is an application for membership in the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit life insurance society along with a physician's evaluation of insurability. The second part of this packet is the Mortuary Record created by the Foresters, which includes a certificate of death and a list of beneficiaries.


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      012 1895 Shea Nelligan wedding item Weymouth Gazette
      012 1895 Shea Nelligan wedding item Weymouth Gazette
      This news item, covering the wedding of Michael Shea and Ellen Louis Nelligan, appeared in the "Weymouth Locals" column of the Weymouth Gazette on Friday, June 28,1895. (Source detail: Weymouth Gazette, Weymouth & Braintree Publishing Co., Weymouth, Massachusetts, Internet Archive, Friday, June 28, 1895, page 3, column 5, "Weymouth Locals")