Biography of Joseph F. Sheehan
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Joseph Franklin Sheehan is among the highly esteemed and widely known citizens of Salem, where he has been connected with the Deming Manufacturing Company for 30 years. He was born in Butler Township, Columbiana County, May 26, 1874, the son of John H. and Elizabeth (Cane) Sheehan.

John H. Sheehan was born near Warren, Ohio, in 1843. He was about 12 years of age when his parents settled in Salem, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a stationary engineer. Mr. Sheehan died in 1915 and his wife, a native of Butler Township, Columbiana County, died Feb. 11, 1903. She was born Nov. 9, 1845, the daughter of Joseph Franklin Cane, one of the earliest settlers of Butler Township. To Mr. and Mrs. Sheehan the following children were born: Marion R., Mary L., Alice, Clyde, Edgar, Laura, and Ross, all deceased; H. W., lives at Steubenyule, Ohio; Elmer, lives at Toledo, Ohio; Joseph Frankiln, the subject of this sketch; Adelbert, lives at Salem; John Wallace, lives at Salem, and Sarah Elizabeth, married Roy B. Gaskill, lives at Toledo, Ohio.

Joseph Franklin Sheehan received his education in the public schools of Willow Vale, District No. 1, and when 16 years of age entered the employ of the Buckeye Engine Company, with whom he remained for 6 years. He has since been identified with the. Deming Manufacturing Company and in 1914 was appointed foreman of the Tri Plex Pump department.

On May 22, 1901, Mr. Sheehan was married to Miss Bertha Etzrodt, a native of Pennsylvania, born April 27, 1877. She died July 2, 1922, and is buried in Hope Cemetery, Salem.

Mr. Sheehan is an independent voter.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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