HISTORY OF PERRY COUNTY
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McSHANE, CHARLES, harness and saddlery, New Lexington, Ohio; was born in 1841, in Clayton Township, son of Edward and Catharine (Mackin) McShane. Young McShane was brought up on the farm where he remained till about eighteen when he went to his trade. He established his present shop in 1866. Mr. McShane was married in November, 1869, to Miss Lucy, daughter of William and Mary (Fitzsimons) Bennett, of Pleasant Township. They are the parents of seven children, viz.: Mary, Catharine, Florence, Cecelia, Lizzie, deceased Lucy, and an infant, deceased, not named. Mr. McShane's is an olde stablished shop, doing a first-class business.
New Lexington Tribune
Thursday, February 7, 1907 Page 4
CHAS. McSHANE DEAD
Expires at His Home Early Wednesday Morning
Chas. McShane, aged about 70 years died at his home on Main Street early Wednesday morning after quite an extended illness.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William Johnson, Mrs. John R. Montgomery, Misses Florence and Cecelia, and one sister Mrs. Kate Saunders, all of whom reside in New Lexington.
Mr. McShane is an old resident of this place and for many years conducted a harness shop on Main Street on the lot now occupied by the Powell Building. He was an honest and upright citizen enjoying a wide acquaintance over the county.
He was a member of St. Rose Church and a consistent Catholic. For several years he has been in declining health, giving up an active business life on that account.
The funeral services will be held from St. Rose Church Friday morning. Interment in city cemetery.
New Lexington Herald
February 14, 1907 Page 1
PASSED TO THE GREAT BEYOND
Charles McShane, a Highly Respected Citizen and Pioneer Merchant Dead
Wednesday morning last, at his home on South Main Street, Charles McShane, one of the pioneer citizens and merchants of this place, answered the call of the Death Angel, and passed into eternal rest, after years of usefulness and a well spent life. He had been in declining health for some time, though able to be about the house until a week prior to his death.
Charles McShane was born more than 71 years ago in Clayton Township, son of Edward and Catherine (Mackin) McShane. He was reared on the farm until eighteen years of age, when he began to learn the harness making trade, and soon became proficient. He established a harness store in 1866, which he successfully conducted about 40 years, ill health making it imperative for him to cease active labor.
Mr. McShane was united in marriage in November 1869, to Miss Lucy, daughter of William and Mary (Fitzsimons) Bennett, of Pleasant Township, who preceded him to the grave eighteen years ago. Four daughters, Mrs. William Johnson and Mrs. John R. Mongomery, of this place, and Misses Florence and Cecelia, of the home, survive him.
Charles McShane was an honest. upright man, a consistent Christian, and was one of the pioneers of the present St. Rose's Church congregation. He was charitable to a high degree, and would scorn to deal unjustly with his neighbor or business associates. He commanded the respect of all and the world is the better for his having lived for more than three score and ten years.
His funeral services were held at St. Rose's Church, Friday morning at 9 o'clock, attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends, to pay the last token of respect to his memory. Rev. Fr. Cush delivered the earnest and logical sermon on the text, "Blessed are the Dead Who Die in the Lord, for he shall rest from his labors, and his good works will follow." He adjured all to learn the art of living well, so that they might die well, as had the departed friend whose mortal remains were before them, and denoting the many good qualities of the deceased. The grief stricken relatives have the sincere condolence of all.
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