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Michael Dewey Sheridan (1913–1936)

Michael Sheridan, n.d.

Michael Sheridan, n.d.

photo supplied by Michael Tuite

The whole town and district was shocked yesterday morning when it was reported that Mr Michael Dewey Sheridan, of Spicer’s Creek, had passed away at the Wellington District Hospital. His death came with dramatic suddenness. He rose on Tuesday morning and went about his work at his parents’ home apparently in his usual good health. About dinner time, while at work on an electrical tower, he complained of feeling unwell and came down. As he did not improve, no time was lost in bringing him into town, where he was admitted to the Wellington Hospital, but all efforts were unavailing and he passed away yesterday morning. By his death, the district has lost a splendid type of young man. He was well-known throughout the Wellington district, his quiet manner and attractive personality making him a favourite with all he came in contact, and his sudden death at such an early age caused profound regret. The late Mr. Sheridan was only 23 years of age, and was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sheridan, of Spicer’s Creek. Although born at Rye Park, Murrumbidgee, he had spent practically the whole of his life in the Wellington District. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by three brothers, Frank, Ken and Ansel, and three sisters, Misses Sylvia, Ruth and Mary. The bereaved parents and relatives have the deepest sympathy of the town and district in the great blow.

The body was encased in a polished English oak casket, silver mounted, and, after a Requiem Mass, which was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Wellington, this morning by the Rev. Father Kelly, the body was taken to Spicer’s Creek, where it was laid to rest in the Spicer’s Creek Cemetery, beside the remains of his late sister. The services at the graveside were conducted by Rev. Father Crowe, of Gulgong. The funeral cortege was a large and representative one, a mark of great esteem in which the deceased was held. The funeral arrangements were conducted by C. J. Shakespeare and Sons.

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Michael Sheridan, n.d.

Michael Sheridan, n.d.

photo supplied by Michael Tuite

Life Summary [details]


15 June, 1913
Rye Park, New South Wales, Australia


18 March, 1936 (aged 22)
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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