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 Mary Ann “Sis” <I>Sommerville</I> Shea

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Mary Ann “Sis” Sommerville Shea

  • Birth 29 Jul 1884 District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 1969 District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Van Ness, adjacent to Lot 222 1/2, Site 2
  • Memorial ID 36809739

Mary Ann Shea was named for her grandmother. She was born and raised in Georgetown. Mary Ann was the mother of William Wolcott Shea USN, John Dwight Shea USN and Robert E. Shea USMC, a recipient of the Purple Heart for injuries he received in the Marshall Islands campaign of WWII. John Dwight is buried at Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Both Robert and Wolcott are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The military was a family tradition. Mary Ann's great grandfather was Captain William Sommerville of the 8th Penna. Rgmt. Western Dept of the Continental Line. Her uncle Obed Waite Sommerville was a Union soldier in the Civil War having run away from home in D.C. to enlist at the age of 16.


Gravesite Details J Wm Shea on reverse side of stone
  • Maintained by: Cathleen Shea Philip
  • Originally Created by: connie jansen
  • Added: 6 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36809739
  • Melissa Mitchell
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann “Sis” Sommerville Shea (29 Jul 1884–20 Dec 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36809739, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Cathleen Shea Philip (contributor 47567124) .