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William and Lizzie (Flynn) Sheedy, James W. and Lottie (Wilms) Sheedy, Ella (Sheedy) Reed , Yuma
In 1880 Wayne County, Michigan, Ilwin Flynn is 60, born in Ireland, with Lizzie 28, William 25 -keeping books- and Kate 23, all three born in Michigan.
Yuma, Colordo "FLYNN & SHEEDY about four months ago succeeded in purchasing the property and general stock then owned by Foster & Woods. They have realized a splendid cash trade and consider their investment a good one. "

William A. Sheedy cash-claimed a quarter in 6, 1N 47W, Yuma County in 1890.
In 1870 Lincoln, Nebraska, Michael Sheedy is a railroad ??? and grader 46, born in Ireland, Johanna 36, with David 18, William 12, James 10, Annie 8, Ellen 6, John 4, Dennis 2, and Michael two months.
In 1880 Clay County, Nebraska, Michel is 56, Johanah 45, with William 23, James 20, Anna M. 18, Ellen E. 16, John 14, Dennis 12, Johanah 8.
In 1900 Yuma, William, born March 1858 in Iowa, married 14 years to Lizzie A. Nov 1860 Michigan, have Francis M. April 1889, Marguerite Nov 1892, and Charles D. Oct 1898, all three born in Colorado.
1900 Yuma "Mrs. M. Sheedy of Denver is visiting her sons, W.A. and James Sheedy."

In 1910 Denver, William is 52, Elizabeth 49, Frances 20, Margaret 18, and Charles D. 11.

In 1930 Los Angeles County, William 72 and Elizabeth 69 are living with daughter Mildred F. Stack, 40, and her husband John. They're still with them in 1940. John was in the oil business in 1920 Denver, and in California.
William died January 22, 1942 in Los Angeles County.

Margaret E. Sheedy married Edward A. Ryan Jun 7, 1922, recorded in Denver.
Charles D. Sheedy married Ella A. Donnegan April 8, 1926, recorded in Jefferson County. br>
Mildred Frances Sheedy married John Leo Stack June 25, 1913, recorded in Denver.

Frances Mildred Stack died in 1973 in California.


In 1890, James W. Sheedy cash-claimed a quarter in 2, 1N 48W - just a few miles south of Yuma. Next to him, Michael Flynn also cash-claimed a quarter in 1890, and Clement L. Flynn proved up a quarter in 1891.. Andrew Flynn cash-claimed a quarter in section 12 in 1890.
1890 Yuma "Mrs. Sheedy, mother of W. A. and J.W. Sheedy and Mrs. Frank Reed, returned to her home in the east last Sunday.

Ella E. Sheedy cash-claimed a quarter in section 9, about three miles away, in 1891.
Then in 1894 Ella E. Reed, formerly Ella E. Sheedy of Arapahoe County, Colorado cash-claimed a quarter in 23, 1N 48W.
In 1900 Yuma, living on Warren Street, James W. Sheedy sells dry goods, Feb 1860, married 13 years to Lottie Feb 1871, both born in Iowa, have Frank C. May 1887, George Nov 1892, and Adelina March 1896, all three born in Colorado. Lottie's mother Sarah J. Wilms, born Dec 1848, widowed, born in Canada, is living with them.
1901 "Mrs. Fred Snow and children of Omaha are visiting at the home of her mother and sister, Mrs. Wilma nd Mrs. James Sheedy.
1902 "Art Wilms has given the Jim Sheedy residence a coat of paint."
In 1910, James, Lottie, Frank, George and Adrienne are in Fort Morgan Colorado, where he runs a pool room.
1911 Akron "Mrs. J. W. Sheedy and daughter Adrienne, of Fort Morgan, who have been here several days the guests of Mrs. Muntzing, returned home Sunday."

"1912 "George Sheedy and Harold of Brush, who have been in Akron for several days returned homas main witnesses in several bootlegging cases..... The young men have been kept in hiding in Akron pending the giving of their evidence."
In Brush, Colorado in 1920, James is operating a filling station, with Lottie 49, Frank 38, George 28, and Adrianne C. 23.
James is living alone in 1930 Fort Morgan, widowed.

James W. Sheedy's estate was probated in 1938 in Morgan County, Colorado.
James 1860-1938 and Lottie 1870-1926 are buried in Fort Morgan # 71686853.
"Mrs. Adrienne C. Nelson - 10536 West H Ave., passed away Sunday (March 19, 1972) evening at Borgess Hospital. Mrs. Nelson was born March 27, 1896, in Yuma, Colorado, the daughter of James and Charlotte Wilms Sheedy and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for 20 years, previously living in the Galesburg-Climax area. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors. Her husband, Glenn Nelson, passed away in 1971. Mrs. Nelson is survived by 3 sons, James F. and Alvin of Kalamazoo, Boby (sic) Gene of Joliet, Ill.; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 o’clock, Rev. William A. Diehl officiating. Mrs. Nelson will be taken to the Skinner Funeral Home, Pharr, Tex. for further services, with interment in Palm Valley Memorial Cemetery. source: Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 20 March 1972(submitted by a volunteer, no family connection)"

Dennis Sheedy, conducting a profitable business at Brush as proprietor of the Sheedy Mercantile Company, was born in Canton , Illinois , on the 3d of March, 1868, a son of Michael and Johanna (Callahan) Sheedy, who were natives of Ireland and who came to America at an early day, establishing their home in Illinois . The father was a railroad contractor, which business he followed until 1871, when he removed to Nebraska , where he took up land and began the development and improvement of a farm, continuing its further cultivation until his life's labors were ended in death. He passed away in the year 1900 and his widow survived him until 1907. He was a brother of Dennis Sheedy of Denver , a prominent banker and the president of the Denver Dry Goods Company.
Dennis Sheedy of this review, who was named for his uncle, was reared and educated in Nebraska and also at St. Marys , Kansas . When his course was completed he made his initial step in the business world by securing a clerkship in a store. He followed clerking for several years and in 1904 removed to Yuma , Colorado , where he worked for three years. On the expiration of that period he came to Brush, Morgan County , and purchased the general merchandise stock of Ole Nelson. He afterward sold an interest in the business to Mr. Nelson's daughter and the store was conducted under the name of the Nelson-Sheedy Mercantile Company for five years, when Mr. Sheedy disposed of his interest to the Nelsons and bought out the general merchandise establishment of O. C. Jensen. He has since conducted business alone and has built up a trade of large and gratifying proportions. He carefully manages his business affairs and his progressive spirit is bringing excellent results. He puts forth every possible effort to please his patrons and has ever realized that satisfied customers are the best advertisement. He is also a stockholder and one of the directors of the Stockmen's National Bank of Brush.
In June, 1906, occurred the marriage of Mr. Sheedy and Miss Hattie Giddings. Their religious faith is that of the Catholic Church and fraternally Mr. Sheedy is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic Party and for four years he has served as a member of the town board of Brush.
In 1887 F.W. Reed was the cashier of the new bank in Yuma, Colorado.
1888 Holyoke "F.W. Reed, of the banking firm Reed Bros., Yuma Colo., was stopping at the Gordon House this week."
1889 Yuma "Mrs. Sheedy, mother of W. A. and J.W. Sheedy and Mrs. Frank Reed, returned to her home in the east last Sunday.
"Hon George C. Reed was visiting in Salt Lake City, Utah."
(In 1903 George B. Reed "a former banker of Yuma" had moved to Portland Oregone.)

1899 Yuma "Frank Reed of the firm of Sheedy & Reed of Mankato, Kansas, is the guest of his partner , W.A. Sheedy."
In 1900 Mankato, Kansas, Frank W. Reed, born Oct 1856 in Iowa, married eleven years to Ella E. May 1865 Iowa. They haave George M. Dec 1891 Colorado, and Ella's sister Johanna M. )has to be Sheedy) born May 1876 Nebraska. Frank is a merchant, and Johanna is a saleslady.
1900 "Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sheedy and little son, Donald, will leave Sunday by the way of Denver for a visit with Mr.and Mrs. Frank Reed, in Mankato, Kansas. Sheedy & Reed are thinking of disosing of their business at that place, and if they do, Mr. Sheedy contemplates buiiding another story to the Regulator, and adding to the already immense stock of dry goods and groceries."
In 1910 Clay County, Nebraska, Frank is running a lumberyard, 52 and Ella 42 and George M. 18, with Francis 3 born in Kansas.
In 1920 San Diego, California, are Francis W. 63 and Ella E. 55 and George M. Reed

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