Obit: Shean, W. C. (abt 1848 - 1913) 

Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Shean, LeClair  

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  Apr 17, 1913 

Shean, W.C. (abt 1848 - 6 Apr 1913) 

The following from the Black River Falls Banner announces the death of W.C. Shean, who formerly lived at Dells Dam and who sold his farm to the water power company and then went west.  He was well known and highly respected in this locality: 

Word is received here that W.C. Shean, formerly of this city, died at his home at Baker, Mont., on Monday, April 6th, of inflammation of the bowels, and it was stated that burial would be had there.  This is all the particulars we have at this writing. 

Mr. Shean resided many years in this city, occupying and owning, the most of that time the residence next south of the A. LeClair residence, in the 2nd ward, and is well known to all residents who have lived here for any number of years.  He also has an extensive acquaintance all along Black River, having been for years in the employ of the Black River Improvement Company and for the most of the time as driving foreman.  It will be remembered that many years ago he had one hand taken off and nearly lost his life in a powder explosion, when at work for the company on Black River, north of this city, at blasting.  When he recovered from this accident he was given a steady job by the company, in the foremanship, which he held so long. 

After leaving here he operated a farm for a time about seven miles south of Neillsville, in Clark county, and then sold out and went to Montana and entered a large tract of land, on which he died. 

Mr. Shean was probably about sixty-five years of age. 



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