APPRENTICE SEAMAN MARCUS EMMETT SHEEHAN; U.S. NAVY

January 28, 1895 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1918; 23 years old; unmarried
Entered the service December 11, 1917
Serial number 1870162
NAVAL TRAINING STATION, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Worked for his father as a cigar maker prior to service. Norwalk High School Class of 1913.

Died of “pleurisy, suppurative” at Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. Pleurisy is inflammation of the pleurae, which impairs their lubricating function and causes pain when breathing. It is caused by pneumonia and other diseases of the chest or abdomen. More than likely related to the Spanish Influenza outbreak.

Austin Avenue renamed to Sheehan Street in 1921 in his honor

For NARA burial file, click HERE.

Seaman Sheehan is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Norwalk, West Section.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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