Charles F. "Frank" and Ida (Homan) Shea, Yuma

In 1880 Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, Dennis Shea is a farmer, 34 and Mary S. Shea, 27 born in Austria. John is 8, Joseph W. is 5, Daniel T. 3, and Charles F. one month.

March 1899 Yuma "Dan and Frank Shea arrived in Yuma Thursday from Sterling and will assist their father, Denis Shea, with the spring work at the farm. The boys have many warm friends in and around Yuma, who will give them a hearty welcome."
June 1899 "Dennis Shea drove over to Atwood the first of the week."
"Denis Shea, who has been visiting his sons at Atwood, returned home last Saturday."


Ida was the daughter of Henry Homan and Aurella Beckwith, and one brother Orra B. was born about 1890, dying in Walla Walla, Washington Sept 14, 1943.

In 1900 Page County, Iowa, Henry Homan is widowed, born Sept 1850 in Ohio, with daughter Nora May 1881 Ohio, Josie April 1883 Iowa, Ida C. June 1884 Iowa, and son Orra B. May 1891 Iowa.

January 1913 Eckley "Mr. Homan, of Sterling, who came here Christmas to visit his daughter, Mrs. C. F. Shea is still here."

Henry is back in Page County, Iowa in 1930, 79, living with daughter Nora Buckley 49 and her husband Frank 53.


October 1912 " The election of Frank Shea to the office of county assessor will insure a just and equitable assessment of the property of the county. If he assesses tho county for the next two years, each taxpayer will havo to bear their share of tho tax burden and no more. Make your X after his name."

In 1913 Charles proved up 320 acres in sections 7 and 8, 1N 46W, a little southwest of Eckley.
Arthur E. Shea proved up two quarters in sections 5 and 6 in 1912, Djoining Charles.

Requiem mass for Mrs. C. F. Shea, who died Friday night in a Sterling hospital, was conducted at St. John's Catholic Church in Yuma by Rev. Coyne, pastor of the local parish, and Rev. Versagen of Sterling. Burial was in the family lot a in the Yuma Cemetery.
The deceased underwent a major operation about two weeks ago from which she failed to recover. She was 55 years of age.
Mrs. Shea was well known in Yuma and other part of Yuma County, having resided here for many years prior to moving to Sterling a few years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Bernie, Paul, and Percy, and one daughter, Elizabeth, a sister, Mrs. W. F. Bulkley of Lexington, Nebraska. A son, Maurice, was drowned at Estes Park in 1935. She was born June 7, 1883 at Shenandoah, Iowa and was married in December 1905 to Charles Francis Shea.
Yuma Pioneer, Yuma, Colorado January 26, 1939
Transcribed by Carol Moore Jan. 2016

In 1940 Sterling, Charles is 60, born in Illinois, and children Paul L. 25 a mechanic, and Mary Elizabeth 17. All three were in Yuma in 1935."
Charles died in Sterling, buried in Yuma. Charles Francis Shea 1880-1944 # 74272357.

July 27, 1944

November 10, 1938

Percy 1910-1976 is buried in Yuma # 74284364.

Paul is buried in Fort Logan # 1173586 - Dec 12, 1915 - June 25, 1997, serving in the Navy beginning December 27, 1941.
He was born in Wray to Charles F. Shea and Ida "Homany"
Josephine M. Shea 1915-1990 is buried with him # 1173541.

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