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Mary Sheridan
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Birth: 1876
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 26, 1959
District Of Columbia, USA

The eldest of the four children born to Civil War hero Gen. Philip H. Sheridan and the former Irene Rucker, Miss Sheridan died in her 83rd year. Never married, she was a long-time resident of Washington, DC, and had lived at 2251 Massachusetts Avenue, near Sheridan Circle, the site of Gutzon Borglum's famed equestrian statue of her father astride his warhorse "Rienzi". It was said that Miss Sheridan and her twin sisters started each day by leaning out of their bedroom windows and calling out "Good morning, Papa!" in the direction of the statue, which had been unveiled in 1908. A devout Catholic, she was interred in the Sheridan plot in Arlington after a Requiem Mass at St. Matthew's Church, where her father's funeral had taken place 71 years earlier. Also predeceased by her younger brother, Philip Jr., in 1917, by her mother in 1939, and by her nephew, Philip III in 1948, Miss Sheridan was survived by 82-year-old twin sisters, Louise and Irene, who, at the time of her death, continued to reside at the family home on Massachusetts Avenue, and her niece, Carlina Sheridan Glasgow McElroy. 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip Henry Sheridan (1831 - 1888)
  Irene Rucker Sheridan (1856 - 1938)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Sheridan (1876 - 1959)
  Louise Sheridan (1877 - 1969)*
  Irene Sheridan (1877 - 1964)*
  Philip H. Sheridan (1880 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2
 
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Nov 26, 2007
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Mary Sheridan
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Mary Sheridan
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Mary Sheridan
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 Added: Nov. 26, 2007
 
 
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