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 Mary Sheridan

Mary Sheridan

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 26 May 1959 (aged 83)
District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2
Memorial ID 23123367 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 26 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23123367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Sheridan (25 Feb 1876–26 May 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23123367, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .