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Elizabeth was of english ancestry. 
ROCKWELL, Elizabeth (I162)
"Worked as upholsterers for some of the leading summer
SHEEKEY, Ann Marie (I20)
"Worked as a seamstress and had people working for her. Once
when Queen Victoria was visiting Canada, her shop was asked to
create a dress for the Queen." 
CHAPMAN, Ida Carrie (I97)
"worked as upholsterers for some of the leading summer
SHEEKEY, Mary Ellen (I17)
"Worked at the plumbing trade for THomas E. Shea, John Cremin,
James Lynch and Barker Bros.
Drove express for Adams Express Co. Of NY & Boston Express Co.
Conducted a shoe store for ten years. Went to work for the US
navy at the torpedo station and worked for 28 years and 8 mths
retiring August 1, 1930." 
SHEEKEY, James Francis (I4)
"Youngest of the family educated in St. Mary's and Bay View
Academy, entered the St. Joseph's order of religious, became a
teacher of the higher studies (high School) for years, Died
January 29, 1924." 
SHEEKEY, Catherine "Katie" (I21)
50 years at this job. 
RONAYNE, Michael Stephen (I28)
an Assistant Elevator Operatorat 75 Federal Building prior to
his death. 
PEACOCK, George Stephen (I89)
Engaged in the junk business and the manufacture of soap having
bought a lot on Thames St (now 675 Thames St). He moved into
the house in 1871 and was successful in business until his

Bartholomew worked as a coachman for a Mr. Tweedy for years. 
SHEEKEY, Bartholemew (I5)
He was listed as disabled by Rheumatism at the age of 65. 
SULLIVAN, Timothy (I63)
John was a soldier during the Revolutionary War, he was at
Bunker Hill but did not take part in the fighting being in the
reserves (family records and tradition) 
ROBINSON, John (I380)
John was educated at Nicolet College Canada, but on his father's
death became a Coachman. 
SHEEKEY, John (I19)
ROBINSON, Polly (I379)
Margaret, living Head of Pope 
SHEEKEY, James "Jamie" (I6)
Mary Ronayne widow of Thomas Ronayne lived at 7 Spring Wharf. 
MERNON, Mary (I24)
NEWPORT ľ M. Mary Sheekey, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Newport, she lived, laughed, loved and died. She is grateful to have been born into the Sheekey family, grateful for every person she was lucky enough to meet and ever grateful for her friends. Please pray for her soul.

I would like to thank all those who sent me cards, gave me gifts, brought me food, gave me your company and in general always made me smile.

Time did not permit me to write each of you individually. Please know you are loved and I am extremely grateful for many, many kindnesses and all hidden acts of love that you displayed.

"carpe diem"

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at St. Augustin's Church, Carroll Avenue, Newport, RI at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's name may be made to Lucy's Hearth, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842 or to St. Joseph Church Soup Kitchen, 5 Mann Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

Funeral arrangements are by the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport.

For more information or online condolences visit 
SHEEKEY, Margaret Mary (I692)
Not long after arrivan John Beal became a landholder obtaining a
grant of six acres for a house lot on what is now the south side
of South Street west of Hersey Street. 
BEAL, John (I433)
Rev. Peter Hobart was the first Minister of Hingham 
HOBART, Peter PRev/Rev (I441)
Settled first in Cambridge (then called Newton), Ma and later
Hingham (as early as 1635), Ma. In 1643 he was in Taunton. In
1650, he sold his possessions in Hingham to John Beal Sr.
consisting of about six acres, his home lot with house and barn,
eight acres of land in Hockley neck and four acres at Broad
"The several parcels of land and meadown legally given unto
Jonas Austen by the Town of Hingham: 3 July 1636, "for a
houselot five acres of land": undated, "for a planting lot four
acres of land;8 October 1637, "for a great lot twelve acres of
land lying upon the Great Plain 28 Lot in the first furlong";
undated, "two acres of salt march lying in Layford's Liking
Meadow"; undated, "four acres of land lying in Hockly
Field...which four acres of land was given him for satisfaction
for a part of his houselotthat was taken away for the highway
which runs between John Beales houselot and his own"; and,
undated, "three acres of meadown at Conyehassett its the fifth
lot over the river". 
AUSTIN, Jonah (I180)
Soldier in Revolutionary War 
ROBINSON, Moses (I394)
Soldier in the War of 1812 
ROBINSON, Asa (I407)
Worked as a driver as noted in Sheekey Family History
On death record Occupation is recorded as Laborer. 
SHEEKEY, Joseph (I18)
23 "Baulaughbee" HARRINGTON, Bridget (I52)
24 "Bothar Buidhe" SHEEKEY, Ellen (I10)
25 "Lived out to service and died at an advanced age" GAYNOR, Mary (I846)
26 "Nellie" Devlin, Ellen (I1457)
27 "November 30th, 1799. Daniel Fisk aged 69 he died Thanksgving
Day the 28th; going to public worship he was seized with a pain
in his stomach, he had strength to return to return, and leave
his body in his own house." 
FISKE, Daniel (I264)
28 "Probably buried in the Quabbin Cemetery" ROBINSON, Moses (I394)
29 "The Funeral of the late Thomas Ronayne was held from St. Mary's
Church this morning and was attended by a large number,
including the St. Mary's Benevolent Society which deceased was a
member." The Newport Daily News, September 25, 1889 
RONAYNE, Thomas (I23)
30 (Ogdensburg Journal) of 27 November 1889 has the following in
the Daily Journal column, pg. 4: "JAMES RONAN, a well known
carter, died as his home on Franklin street last evening. Mr.
Ronan was a kind old man, of mirthful disposition, and liked by
all his associates. His funeral will take place from the
Cathedral at 8:30 o'clock, A.M. tomorrow." 
RONAYNE, James (I960)
31 Abel changed his name from Beal to Beals after arriving in
BEAL, Abel (I428)
32 Accidental Drowning RONAYNE, John F. PJr (I703)
33 According to the 13th Census of the United States RONAYNE, Michael Stephen (I28)
34 According to the 1901 Census Howes, Jane (I724)
35 Age 71 Sweetser, Lucy (I894)
36 At the time of Mary Mernon Ronayne's death, the Mernon name was

noted to be "Murnan". The informant was Mary's son-in-law,
James F. Sheekey. 
MERNON, Michael (I25)
37 Ballinacholla is one of 3 townlands on Dursey Island at the tip
of the Beara Peninsula 
SULLIVAN, Dora F (I73)
38 Became a citizen of the USA MURRAY, Mildred Mae (I96)
39 Became US citizen PEACOCK, George Stephen (I89)
40 Became US Citizen SHEEKEY, Bartholemew (I5)
41 Blaine ľ Lee A. Beals, 84, died Jan. 6 in a Mars Hill hospital after a long illness.

Born in Blaine on April 22, 1887, he was the son of Edwin B. Beals and Sarah C. (Freeman) Beals.

He was a retired potato farmer, a member of Aroostook Masonic Lodge of Mars Hill and the Blaine I.O.O.F. and a member of the Free Baptist Church of Blaine.

He is survived by six sons, Cecil, Cleveland, Raymond and West of Blaine, Edwin of Madison and Harris of Philadelphia, Pa,; one daughter, Mrs. Velma Siphers; one sister, Mrs. Mabel McCrum of Blaine; 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Duncan Funeral Home on Jan. 8 with the Rev. John Watson of the Free Baptist Church of Blaine officiating.

Singers were Mrs. Charlotte Shaw and Duane Grass; organist was Mr.s Doris Terrell.

Bearers included Barker Beals, Dana Beals, Estle Beals, Phillip Beals, Marston Beals and Hazen Beals. 
BEALS, Leo A (I613)
42 Book Number┘Ctab┘DPage┘Ctab┘DEntry Number┘Ctab┘DRecord_Identifier
N/R ┘Ctab┘D21 ┘Ctab┘DN/R ┘Ctab┘DKY-RC-BA-13006 
LYNCH, Mary (I49)
43 Boston Globe, The (MA) - November 17, 2002


LOWELL - Patricia I. Lawrence, 81, of Woburn, died Nov. 10 at
the Northwood Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Lowell.

She was born in Lawrence and graduated from Lowell High School.

She worked in the payroll department at Fort Devens in Ayer. She
also worked as a section chief for the Internal Revenue Service
in Andover until her retirement in 1986.

She leaves her sister, Eloise Lyseth of Lowell.

Edition: THIRD

Page: 8

Copyright (c) 2002 Globe Newspaper Company 
LAWRENCE, Patricia (I1612)
44 Bright's Disease (Nephritis) SHEEKEY, Bartholemew (I5)
45 Came with her parents STONE, Frances (I1578)
46 Catherine travelled with her parents and half of her siblings.
The othe half of the chidren arrived a year later. 
SULLIVAN, Catherine (I67)
47 Cathleen Nagle Purdy, 66, of Groton, Conn., formerly of Newport, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn. She was the wife of Walter E. Purdy Jr. Born in Newport Nov. 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Philip C. and Mary B. (McKenna) Nagle.

Mrs. Purdy lived in Newport most of her life before moving to Groton 10 years ago. She was a graduate of the former St. Mary's Grammar School, the former St. Catherine's Academy and Johnson and Wales College in Providence.

She is survived by her husband, son Walter E. Purdy III of Fairfax, Va., daughters Elizabeth A. Bastiani of Greensboro, NC, Cathleen N. Purdy of Portsmouth, Patricia M. Ryan of Groton, Conn., and Anne M. Dzwill of Pompano Beach, Fla., brother William D. Nagle of Newport, sisters Mary Sheekey of Newport and Elizabeth Bullock of McClain, Va., and 12 grandchildren.

Her funeral was held March 2. Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Catholic Charities of Rhode Island. 
NAGLE, Cathleen (I1673)
48 Cause of Death "Phythisis" which is a chronic wasting away or
Pulmonary Tuburculosis 
RONAYNE, Mary Ann (I30)
49 Cause of Death--Cerebral Hemmorhage MERNON, Mary (I24)
50 Cause of Death--Cerebral Hemorrhage HARRINGTON, Bridget (I52)

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