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Surnames: Shean, LeClair
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Apr 17, 1913
Shean, W.C. (abt 1848 - 6 Apr
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
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
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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