Biography of Charles W. Sheedy
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Charles W. Sheedy, who is serving as clerk of courts in Knox County, is well and favorably known in Mt. Vernon, where he was born, Nov. 27, 1895. He is the son of Michael J. and Anna (Flynn) Sheedy.

Michael J. Sheedy was born at Port Chester, N. Y., in 1860. He came to Ohio at the age of 20 years and settled in Mt. Vernon, where he has since been successful as a building contractor. His wife died in 1902 and is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Sheedy were: Kathryn, married E. V. Stitzel, lives at Loudonville; John R., lives at Mt. Vernon; Thomas, who died at the age of four years; Charles W., the subject of this sketch.

Charles W. Sheedy obtained his education in Mt. Vernon and in Hamilton Institute, New York City. He spent ten years in the mercantile business at Centerburg and returned to Mt. Vernon in August, 1925, as chief deputy clerk of courts under F. G. Sparks. He served in that capacity until his election as clerk of courts in 1928. His term of office will expire Jan. 1, 1933.

On Feb. 21, 1917, Mr. Sheedy was united in marriage with Miss Mary A. Randolph, the daughter of Ellsworth and Ora (Barr) Randolph, of Centerburg. Mr. Randolph lives at Marengo, Morrow County, Ohio. His wife died in 1901 and is buried at Bloomfield, Ohio. The Randolph family is directly descended from Lord Fitz Randolph, who came to America on the Mayflower, and Mrs. Sheedy is a member of the Fitz Randolph Association of America. To Mr. and Mrs. Sheedy have been born two children: Kathryn Ann, born Dec. 13, 1917; and Jack Randolph, born Sept. 9, 1919.

Mr. Sheedy and his family live at Centerburg.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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