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Thomas Shalley

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Death 26 Mar 1885 (aged 54–55)
Burial Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 6629662 · View Source
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Died in Palatka, March 26, 1885, Thomas Shalley, aged 55 years. To many of our old citizens his sudden death will bring deep pain, caused by the severance of strong ties which have endured unbroken for many years; to all our citizens, the announcement will be greeted with the sorrowful surprise of unexpected bereavement. The deceased was born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1830, but came to America with his family, in 1851. He settled at Palatka in 1853, and has taken an important part in our public affairs since early manhood. Throughout the state, comrades will recollect him as a soldier in the Seminole War, and a still larger number will recall his services under Captain Gray, in the Confederate service. In 1860 he married Miss Margaret Lucas, of this city, who lives to mourn his loss, and of their family of nine children, six surviving to surround the death bed of the father and comfort the mother in the severest trial than can befall a loving wife. On his return from the army in 1865, he found all his property destroyed or of no cash value, but he began work with the energy which was one of his most striking characteristics, and before his death had amassed a most comfortable independence which he managed carefully and well.
In the history of Putnam county, since the war, the name of Thomas Shalley must occur on every page. On him as sheriff, devolved the duty of punishing the murderer of Collector Stephens, in 1866, and he held the same office for twelve years, under different governors of Florida. He was also tax collector for four years and assessor for a like term.
Only a few days ago and he was moving among us, strong and well. With a party of friends he went north to see the inauguration at Washington, and on his return was attacked with inflammatory rheumatism which resulted in paralysis and caused his death. Throughout the state those who knew the generous spirit and kind temper of Mr. Shalley will mourn his death; a host of comrades and friends who have been associated with him in the trials of many years extend sincere condolences to the stricken widow and sorrowing children (Palatka Daily News Obituary dtd Friday, 27 Mar 1885.

Gravesite Details Co B 2nd Fl Cav .. H/O Margaret Lucas.. Member of Palatka Masonic Lodge #34 Came to America from Ireland with his family in 1851..Served as Sheriff and Tax collector and Assessor

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  • Created by: Kristy Thomas
  • Added: 23 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6629662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Shalley (1830–26 Mar 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6629662, citing West View Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Kristy Thomas (contributor 46540700) .