O'SHEA, Thomas

O'SHEA, Thomas

Male 1848 - 1877  (29 years)

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  • Name O'SHEA, Thomas  [1
    Born 27 Mar 1848  , , Co. Queen's, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Immigration May 1865  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name Thomas Shea  [2
    Naturalization 30 Oct 1872  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    in US District Court 
    Died 16 Jun 1877  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: consumption 
    Buried Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    115 Crescent Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA 
    Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of THOMAS SHEA:

      Thomas Shea was born in Co. Queens, Ireland on or about 27 Mar 1848. In May of 1865, he immigrated to Boston, MA. From at least 1868 to 1870, he boarded with his brother William Shea on Common Street in Quincy, MA, and worked as a stone cutter. In September of 1869, he was selected to be the godfather of his brother William's daughter, Catherine. He became a US citizen on 30 Oct 1872. In 1875, he owned a half acre of land and a house on Common Street. On October 28th of that year, he married Mary Ann Elcock, a native of Quincy. Less than a year later, they had a son, whom they named Thomas Walter. In 1876, he started listing his name in the Quincy directory as Thomas O'Shea. The family lived at 16 Common Street, which today has been renumbered to 265 Common Street. The year 1877 brought much sadness to Mary Ann Elcock Shea. In May of that year, her seven month old son, Thomas, died of whooping cough and exactly one month later, her thirty-year-old husband, Thomas, died of silicosis, a common cause of death among stone cutters. In 1878, the widow Shea occupied the house on Common Street.
    • (Research):Thomas O'Shea
      Quincy
      Certificate No 66-184  USDC Boston, Mass.
      Born in Ireland obn March 27 1848
      Naturalized on October 30, 1872

    Father SHEA, Michael,   b. , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother SHEA, Catherine wife of Michael 

    Spouse ELCOCK, Mary Ann,   b. Abt 1842, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1905, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1875  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. O'SHEA, Thomas Walter,   b. 10 Oct 1876, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1877, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1848 - , , Co. Queen's, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - May 1865 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - in US District Court - 30 Oct 1872 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Oct 1875 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - O’SHEA, Thomas Walter - 10 Oct 1876 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: consumption - 16 Jun 1877 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    115 Crescent Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA - - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
    Link to Google Earth
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  • 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).
    406 2011 Shea headstone S corner
    406 2011 Shea headstone S corner
    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).
    406 2011 Shea headstone SE side
    406 2011 Shea headstone SE side
    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). [Note: Thomas' wife Mary Ann Elcock remarried three years after his death, so she is most likely buried with her second husband.]
    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).

    Immigration & Travel
    408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p1
    408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p1
    Certificate No. 66-184 USDC Boston Mass. -- Thomas O'Shea of Quincy, stone cutter, born 27 Mar 1848 in Co. Queens, Ireland. Arrived Boston in May 1865. Naturlized 30 Oct 1872.
    408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p2
    408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p2
    Certificate No. 66-184 USDC Boston Mass. -- Thomas O'Shea of Quincy, stone cutter, born 27 Mar 1848 in Co. Queens, Ireland. Arrived Boston in May 1865. Naturlized 30 Oct 1872.

    Vital Records
    408 1875 OShea Elcock marriage register
    408 1875 OShea Elcock marriage register
    MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1875 No. 48, Thomas O'Shea and Mary Ann Elcock married in Quincy on 30 Oct 1875. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of marriage the groom resided in Quincy, was 28 years old, a stone cutter and listed his birthplace as Ireland. He gave his parents names as Michael and Catharine. The bride resided in Quincy, was 33 years old, no occupation and listed her birthplace as Quincy. She gave her parents names as Michael and Julia. The couple was joined in marriage by Rev. F. A. Friguglietti, of Roman Catholic Church, Quincy.
    408 1877 Thomas OShea death register
    408 1877 Thomas OShea death register
    DEATHS REGISTERED IN QUINCY FROM JANUARY 1, 1877 TO JANUARY 1, 1878 -- Number 77 - Thomas O'Shea, male, married, stone cutter, died of consumption on 16 Jun 1877 in Quincy. He was a resident of Quincy and born in Ireland of Michael and Catherine Shea, both of Ireland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Massachusetts - Marriage Registers on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.iety, Boston, Massachusetts.), Year: 1875, Page: , No. 48 (Reliability: 3).
      408 1875 OShea Elcock marriage register
      408 1875 OShea Elcock marriage register
      MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1875 No. 48, Thomas O'Shea and Mary Ann Elcock married in Quincy on 30 Oct 1875. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of marriage the groom resided in Quincy, was 28 years old, a stone cutter and listed his birthplace as Ireland. He gave his parents names as Michael and Catharine. The bride resided in Quincy, was 33 years old, no occupation and listed her birthplace as Quincy. She gave her parents names as Michael and Julia. The couple was joined in marriage by Rev. F. A. Friguglietti, of Roman Catholic Church, Quincy.


    2. [S80] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1870; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; R oll: M593_; Page: ; Image: . (Reliability: 3).
      013 1870 US Census William Shea household
      013 1870 US Census William Shea household
      William Shay household; Enumeration date: 5 Jul 1870
      * William Shay - age 40, male, white, works on quarry, $1100 in real property, $150 in personal property, born Ireland, father and mother of foreign birth, male citizen of the US over age 21
      * Margaret Shay - age 40, female, white, keeping house, born Ireland, father and mother of foreign birth, cannot write
      * William T. Shay - age 13, male, white, works on quarry, born MA, attended school in last year
      * Mary Shay - age 9, female, white, attending school, born MA, attended school in last year
      * Annie Shay - age 6, female, white, attending school, born MA, attended school in last year
      * Michael Shay - age 3, male, white, at home, born MA,
      * Catherine Shay - age 1, female, white, at home, born MA,
      * Thomas Shay - age 22, male, white, stone cutter, born Ireland, father and mother of foreign birth


    3. [S275] Massachusetts - Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.), Year: 1871; Page: unknown; Number: 77 (Reliability: 3).
      408 1877 Thomas OShea death register
      408 1877 Thomas OShea death register
      DEATHS REGISTERED IN QUINCY FROM JANUARY 1, 1877 TO JANUARY 1, 1878 -- Number 77 - Thomas O'Shea, male, married, stone cutter, died of consumption on 16 Jun 1877 in Quincy. He was a resident of Quincy and born in Ireland of Michael and Catherine Shea, both of Ireland.


    4. [S193] New England - Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931 on FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch, Thomas O'Shea, Quincy, Certificate No 66-184  USDC Boston , Mass. (Reliability: 3).
      408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p1
      408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p1
      Certificate No. 66-184 USDC Boston Mass. -- Thomas O'Shea of Quincy, stone cutter, born 27 Mar 1848 in Co. Queens, Ireland. Arrived Boston in May 1865. Naturlized 30 Oct 1872.
      408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p2
      408 1872 Thomas OShea naturalization record p2
      Certificate No. 66-184 USDC Boston Mass. -- Thomas O'Shea of Quincy, stone cutter, born 27 Mar 1848 in Co. Queens, Ireland. Arrived Boston in May 1865. Naturlized 30 Oct 1872.


    5. [S193] New England - Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931 on FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch, Thomas O'Shea, Quincy, Certificate No 66-184  USDC Boston , Mass. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S17] Massachusetts - Marriage Registers on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.iety, Boston, Massachusetts.), Year: 1875, Page: , No. 48 (Reliability: 3).