J. William Shea was the son of Daniel P. & Mary Finn Shea. He was the father of W. Wolcott USN, John Dwight USN and Robert E Shea USMC. Robert Shea was awarded the Purple Heart in the Marshall Islands campaign of WWII. Both Wolcott & Robert are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. John D is buried at Fayetteville National Cemetery, Arkansas. J. William was the husband of Mary Ann Sommerville Shea. He was a lawyer by profession.