William J Sheehan (1906 - 1999)

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William J Sheehan
1906 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
William J Sheehan was born on May 29, 1906. He died on July 6, 1999 at 93 years old. We know that William J Sheehan had been residing in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts 01830.


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William J Sheehan died on July 6, 1999 at 93 years of age. He was born on May 29, 1906. There is no information about William's family. We know that William J Sheehan had been residing in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts 01830.
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In 1906, in the year that William J Sheehan was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1926, William was 20 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1930, at the age of 24 years old, William was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1954, by the time he was 48 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1972, he was 66 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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Mississippi, United States
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Born: around 1926
New York, United States
William T Sheehan
Born: around 1926
United States
William v Sheehan
Born: around 1920
New Jersey, United States
William P Sheehan
Born: around 1906
New Jersey, United States
William A Sheehan
Born: around 1919
New Jersey, United States
William M Sheehan
Born: around 1910
Montana, United States

Other Sheehans

Alfred Sheehan
Jul 28, 1888 - May 1967
Miami, FL
Donald Sheehan
Jan 21, 1913 - February 1981
Haverhill, MA
John Sheehan
May 4, 1900 - July 1974
East Hartford, CT
John J Sheehan
Jul 1, 1920 - Feb 16, 1996
Everett, MA
Constance Sheehan
Aug 29, 1915 - February 1979
Quincy, MA
Rita A Sheehan
Jul 11, 1920 - Jul 20, 1994
Rockland, MA
Helen Sheehan
Dec 8, 1906 - July 1978
Walter M Sheehan
Dec 8, 1912 - Feb 13, 1991
William Sheehan
Oct 7, 1923 - September 1984
Stoneham, MA
Katherine Sheehan
Nov 4, 1893 - April 1974
John P Sheehan
Dec 30, 1921 - Nov 2, 1994
Tewksbury, MA
Virginia Sheehan
Jun 8, 1920 - December 1981
Rowley, MA
D Sheehan
Jan 20, 1920 - November 1973
Edward J Sheehan
Nov 8, 1923 - Jan 19, 1994
Hyde Park, MA
Clemency Sheehan
Oct 21, 1890 - November 1977
Shrewsbury, MA
Mary A Sheehan
May 29, 1905 - Jan 15, 1995
Worcester, MA
Dorothy Sheehan
Jul 29, 1919 - October 1980
Julia Sheehan
Aug 17, 1919 - March 1978
Mary K Sheehan
Jun 22, 1920 - Aug 18, 2010
Quincy, MA
Eileen C Sheehan
Jun 23, 1921 - Aug 2, 2002
North Kingstown, RI

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Haverhill, MA
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Hyannis, MA
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Newport, NH
John Malek
Jan 16, 1891 - January 1982
Methuen, MA
J Cote
Dec 19, 1898 - December 1981
Plaistow, NH
Joseph Gamache
Jun 21, 1890 - March 1970
Lawrence, MA
Margaret Parent
Jun 26, 1894 - August 1971
Haverhill, MA
Albertine Duchemin
Apr 17, 1898 - November 1978
Haverhill, MA
Rose Walsh
May 5, 1888 - October 1978
Lawrence, MA
Irene Cross
Mar 12, 1899 - February 1969
Haverhill, MA
Lillian F Gordon
Jan 21, 1894 - March 1989
Phoenix, AZ
Mary Lafond
Jan 2, 1885 - July 1982
Lowell, MA
Catherine Malone
Aug 26, 1883 - September 1964
Leroy Martin
Mar 31, 1919 - January 1975
Dominic Sgro
Dec 18, 1889 - May 1965
Katherine A Kelleher
Jan 11, 1913 - January 1996
Haverhill, MA
Harlan Haight
Nov 7, 1897 - May 1971
Merrimac, MA
James Fanaris
May 11, 1919 - Dec 9, 2001
Las Vegas, NV
Melvin Webster
Nov 4, 1892 - January 1963
Stanley J Klodenski
Jun 30, 1918 - Sep 18, 1988
Haverhill, MA
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