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SHEEHAN, Melissa (McClelland)

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 24 Feb 1913, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Mrs. John H. Sheehan Expires in Moxham

Wife of Police Warden Succumbs to a Complication of Diseases.

Mrs. Melissa McClelland Sheehan, wife of Warden John H. Sheehan, whose health had been impaired for some weeks, died at noon yesterday at the Sheehan home, 519 Coleman Ave., seventeenth ward, aged 56 years. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. The funeral will take place from the Sheehan home on Wednesday afternoon, the services to be conducted by Rev. G. Mahlon Miller, pastor of the First United Brethren Church, with burial in Grandview Cemetery. The pall bearers will be Mayor Joseph Cauffiel, S.M. Daugherty, William P. Boyd, William Updegrave, Byron B. Hamilton, and attorney Francis P. Martin.

The deceased was born in Johnstown in November 1857, being a daughter of the late William Douglas McClelland and Elizabeth (Klinefelter) McClelland. Her father, who was a prominent steelworker for the Cambria Iron Company, died in 1888, but her mother is still living on Sherman Street, South side. The deceased and John H. Sheehan were married in Fayette Co. by the Rev. S.G. Thomas, a Methodist minister, in 1881. Mr. Sheehan survives his wife, with two daughters and a son, Mrs. H.E. Fiscel, of Homer City; Mrs.H.G. Claycomb,of the seventh ward, and Willis Sheehan, of Moxam, together with six grandchildren. Mrs. Sheehan was sister of Mrs. Richard F. Rutledge, Mrs. William Gruber, and Mrs. W.W. Porch, of the South side, and Willis McClelland, who is at home with his mother. Mrs. Sheehan was a life-long member of the First United Brethren Church. For ten years before her marriage she was engaged as a music teacher in this city and played the organ for many years at the First U.B. Church.

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