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John Sheehan: Russian teacher meant world to his students

John Sheehan: Russian teacher meant world to his students

For three decades, the dozens of students who entered John Sheehan’s classroom at Winter Park High School every school day got a taste of the world beyond Central Florida.

With his thick moustache, deep voice and larger-than-life persona, Sheehan ushered several generations of students through Russian grammar and syntax — and more.

“He not only taught the language, he taught the history of the Soviet Union,” said Brett Wellman, a former student who remained close to Sheehan. “It was very well-rounded.”

The Russian Club he founded was one of the school’s most popular extracurricular activities.

Sheehan, known to his charges as Dyadya Vanya (“Uncle John”) took students to visit the Soviet Union even during the Cold War, allowing them the chance to use their fledgeling Russian language skills and to learn something about the real lives of the country’s people. He also encouraged Central Florida families to serve as host homes for foreign students with the hope of fostering cultural exchange.

Sheehan, 71, died of lung cancer Saturday.

extract from orlandosentinel.com (21st June 2012)

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-06-21/news/os-obituary-john-sheehan-20120621_1_john-sheehan-russian-teacher-students

Sheehan & Sheehan PA

Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A. is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV™ rated firm headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and maintains a branch office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The firm, which currently employs ten attorneys and enjoys an ‘Of Counsel’ relationship with five attorneys, is engaged in a general civil, trial and appellate practice in all state and federal courts in New Mexico…

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, ET AL. v. SHEEHAN

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, ET AL. v. SHEEHAN

CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT No. 13–1412. Argued March 23, 2015—Decided May 18, 2015

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Irish in the American Civil War

Extracts from Irish in the American Civil War

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Slaughter in Saunder’s Field: The 9th Massachusetts at The Wilderness

On the afternoon of 5th May 1864 Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick T. Hanley of the 9th Massachusetts Infantry stood with his men in the tangled and confusing wooded landscape that characterised the area known as ‘The Wilderness’ in Virginia. As battle raged, Hanley’s brigade commander Colonel Jacob B. Sweitzer came rushing up to confront the Irishman, loudly asked him ‘Why don’t you take your regiment in?’. Hanley retorted ‘We have been in, and just come out!’. Sweitzer informed him that he should take his men in again, at which the Lieutenant-Colonel turned to his few remaining soldiers with the instructions ‘Fall in, Ninth!’ (1)

Daniel George MacNamara compiled a list of the men of the 9th Massachusetts who were killed and mortally wounded at The Wilderness:

Company B: Private Martin Sheehan.

Donors to the Irish Relief Fund 1863

Sheehan, Michael 63rd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (M.I.A.)
Shehan, Michael 63rd New York $2.00

Reporting the Gettysburg Casualties of the 63rd New York, Irish Brigade

Headquarters, 63d Battalion, N.Y.S.V., 

Near Two Taverns, Penn.,

July 6, 1863.

To the Editors of the Irish-American:

Enclosed I send you the list of casualties of the 63d Battalion, N.Y.S. Vols., during the late engagement with the enemy near Gettysburg, Pa., July, 2d and 3d, 1863, for publication. It is as correct as can at present be ascertained, although some of the men reported missing may yet be found. 

The Battalion fought splendidly, driving the enemy from the position they had taken, and the “Irish Brigade” by their courage and bravery in the late fights, nobly sustained the honor of the land which gave them birth.

KILLED- Company A- Privates Charles Hogan, Patrick Kenny, John O’Brien. Company B- Privates William Moran, Edward Egan.

WOUNDED- Lieut. Col. R.C. Bentley, leg, slightly. Company A- Sergt. Thomas Murphy, abdomen, severely; James Crow, hand, slightly; Hugh Meehan, side, severely; Peter Walsh, side, severely. Company B- Corporal John O’Halloran, hand, severely; Privates John Graham, thigh, severely; Daniel Hickey, hip, slightly; John Hartigan, hand, slightly.

MISSING- Company A- Corporal Daniel E. Looney; Privates Timothy Manly, Patrick McGeehan, Thomas Kelley. Company B- Lieut. Dominick Connolly, Privates Michael Kelley, John Murphy, Michael Sheehan.

RECAPITULATION- Killed, 5; Wounded 10; Missing, 8- Total, 23.

Witnesses to History: A Bounty List of the 170th New York, Corcoran’s Irish Legion

John Sheehan

The 43-year-old enlisted on 11th September 1862. A Private in Company F, he was captured in action on 25th August 1864 at the Battle of Ream’s Station. John died while a Prisoner of War on 20th September 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia. A minor pension was granted based on his service following an application by Dennis Sheehan on 25th June 1866 from No. 167, Seventh Avenue, New York. John Sheehan had been married to his wife Ann (née Callaghan) in Co. Limerick by the Reverend Father Burke on 25th November 1835. Ann contracted meningitis and died at the age of 41 in Bellevue Hospital on 21st September 1863, while her husband was in the service. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery. When John died a Confederate POW the following year, it left their children orphaned. Of the couple’s six children (Joseph, Margaret, Mary, Dennis, Anne and Michael) two were minors when John died. These were Michael, born on 28th September 1856, and Anne, born on 31st July 1860. It was their elder brother Dennis, aged 22 in 1866, who took the two minors in and applied for the minor pensions in their name.

U.S. Military Pensioners in 19th Century Ireland: A Listing and Appeal

Sheehan, Jane (McClintock) Sheehan, Michael 150th Pennsylvania Infantry Widow
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William F. Sheehan

Officer

William F. Sheehan

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, June 25, 1917

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/12120-officer-william-f-sheehan#ixzz3OMQTolAu

Officer Sheehan was shot and killed by his brother after a dispute. The brother had come home drunk and Officer Sheehan confronted him about his alcohol problem. After a short argument, the suspect went into their house and took Officer Sheehan’s gun, and shot him in the back and his three-year-old son clung to his leg. When officers arrived, they arrested the suspect and charged him with murder.
Officer Sheehan was survived by his son.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/12120-officer-william-f-sheehan#ixzz3OMQK7UGs

Mark T. Sheehan High School

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Mark T. Sheehan High School

Named to honor a well-loved local physician, Mark T. Sheehan High School was built on its 44.5 acre campus on Wallingford’s west side in 1971. A grade 9 through 12 building, most students enter Sheehan from Moran Middle School. The school includes 53 classrooms and 3 computer labs. Art, family life and consumer science, science, and technology education each have specialized rooms and/or labs. Music has instruction and practice areas. Indoor facilities also include an auditorium, a drama lecture room, a gymnasium, a library media center, a planetarium and a natatorium.

Outdoors is the John Riccitelli Field for football, track, and soccer; 4 tennis courts; enclosed baseball and softball fields; a field hockey field, and other practice facilities.

An alternate day block schedule was implemented in the 2002-2003 school year.  Each day consists of four 84 minute periods.  Courses are offered on the basic, general, academic, honors, and advanced placement levels. World language offerings include Spanish, French, Italian and German.

Thirteen varsity sports for men and twelve for women are played at Sheehan, a member of the highly competitive Southern Connecticut Conference. Dozens of ongoing student activities and clubs are available to all students.

  • Principal: Rosemary Duthie
  • Assistant Principals: Gregory J. Dirkson and Justin Marciano
  • Staff: 79 teachers, 4 guidance counselors, 1 school psychologist, 1 social worker, and 1 school nurse.
  • 850 students

http://www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=11356

Sheehan Construction Company

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Since 1904, teamwork has been the Sheehan key to successful partnership and satisfied residents. The Sheehan Companies are committed to working closely with customers offering unparalleled expertise in all aspects of development, construction and property management in order to maximize the value of your real estate investment while achieving the highest level of quality in the building industry. In turn, we are dedicated to providing an outstanding living experience for tenants and a smartly designed, productive homebase for commercial clients.

Sheehan History

From the start Sheehan Construction Company was formed as a family business with a dare to dream and a focus on the future.   More than one hundred years ago, Gene and Jack Sheehan walked into the office of the Indiana Secretary of State to incorporate their new venture, Sheehan Construction Company.  On March 10, 1904 the brothers formed their sanitary sewer business and went to work designing and installing hundreds of miles of sewer lines.

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