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Family of Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND and Ellen Frances MEHEGAN

Husband: Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND (1920-1987)
Wife: Ellen Frances MEHEGAN (1925-1972)
Children: Nicholas Charles SHORTLAND (1955- )
John Gregory SHORTLAND (1962- )
Marriage 4 Aug 1953 St Finbarrs South, Cork, Ireland1,2

Husband: Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND

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Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND, 1946, age 26

Name: Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND
Sex: Male
Father: John Charles SHORTLAND (1884-1932)
Mother: Ellen BARRETT (1884-1964)
Birth 26 Mar 1920 4 Blarney Street, Cork City, Ireland3,4
4 Blarney Street, Cork City, Ireland
Baptism 29 Mar 1920 (age 0) Cathedral Church of SS Mary and Anne Shandon, Cork, Ireland5
Residence frm 1920 to 1932 (age 0-12) 4 Blarney St, Cork
Residence frm 1932 to 1953 (age 11-33) 4 Mt St Joseph's View, Magazine Road, Cork
Occupation frm 11 Mar 1941 to 22 Aug 1945 (age 20-25) Volunteer Soldier / Civil Servant; Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland6
Joined the Irish Army for the duration of "The Emergency". Stationed in Tralee, Co Kerry. Helped recover the bodies of an American bomber crew who crashed on Mt Brandon.
Occupation frm 1941 to 1985 (age 20-65) Soldier / Civil Servant / Excise Officer / Higher Officer; Dublin and Cork, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Residence frm 1953 to 1987 (age 32-67) Kilcrea Park, Magazine Rd., Cork, Ireland
National or Tribal Origin Irish
Child Count 2
Marriage Count 1
Death 27 Aug 1987 (age 67) Paris, France
Cause: Heart Attack
while visiting neice Val
Burial Sep 1987 (age 67) St Finbarrs Cemetery, Cork, Ireland

Wife: Ellen Frances MEHEGAN

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Ellen Frances MEHEGAN, 1953, age 28

Name: Ellen Frances MEHEGAN
Sex: Female
Father: James MEHEGAN (1897-1931)
Mother: Julia FITZPATRICK (1898-1974)
Birth 10 Oct 1925 Cork City, Ireland7
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation frm 1941 to 1953 (age 15-28) Shop Assistant; Russells of Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
Residence to 1953 (age 27-28) Quaker Road, Cork, Ireland
Residence frm 1953 (age 27-28) Kilcrea Park, Magazine Rd., Cork, Ireland
National or Tribal Origin Irish
Child Count 2
Marriage Count 1
Death 28 Jan 1972 (age 46) Bon Secours Hospital, Cork City, Ireland
Cause: Heart Attack
Burial St Finbarrs Cemetery, Cork, Ireland

Child 1: Nicholas Charles SHORTLAND

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Nicholas Charles SHORTLAND, 2015, age 60

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Spouse: Johanna Mary GEARY, 2019, age 63

Name: Nicholas Charles SHORTLAND
Sex: Male
Spouse: Johanna Mary GEARY (1955- )
Birth 13 Feb 1955 Cork City, Ireland8
Erinville Hospital
Religion Roman Catholic
Child Count 4
Marriage Count 1
Residence frm 1955 to 1957 (age 0-2) Bantry, Co Cork
Lived in Bantry with Dick and Sheila for a year while Eileen recovered from Tuberculosis at home in Kilcrea Park.
Residence frm Jul 1957 to 1980 (age 2-25) Kilcrea Park, Magazine Rd., Cork, Ireland
With Dan, Eileen and Greg
Occupation frm 1973 (age 17-18) Retired Bank Official and IT Manager
Residence frm 1980 to 1986 (age 24-31) Ballincollig, Co Cork
Lee Court
Married to Joan
Residence frm 1987 (age 31-32) Blackrock, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland
National or Tribal Origin Irish

Child 2: John Gregory SHORTLAND

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John Gregory SHORTLAND, 2007, age 45

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Spouse: Bernice O'CONNELL, 2003, age 41

Name: John Gregory SHORTLAND
Sex: Male
Spouse: Bernice O'CONNELL (1962- )
Birth 30 Mar 1962 Cork City, Ireland
Bon Secours Hospital
Religion Roman Catholic
National or Tribal Origin Irish
Child Count 3
Marriage Count 1
Residence Kilcrea Park, Magazine Rd., Cork, Ireland
Occupation Factory Worker

Note on Marriage

Eileen met Dan when visiting her cousin Sheila in Maymount, Friars Walk, in Cork (just around the corner from Quaker Road) - sometime around 1949. Shiela had married Dan's brother Dick in 1945. Sheila says she told Eileen, that if she was interested in Dan she would have to "move it on" from her side as he was very shy. It worked! The marriage took place in St Finbar's South parish church, Dunbar St Cork in 1953

Sources

1"Certificate Of Marriage". Text From Source: "I hereby certify that it appears by the Marriage Register of the Parish of St Finbarr, in the City of Cork that Daniel Shortland and Ellen Frances Mehigan were married according to the Rites of the Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. T. J. Walsh CC on the 4th day of August in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Fifty Three (1953). Name of witnesses: Richard Shortland and Mary Nolan (Maureen). Signature of clergyman: T J Walsh CC. Given at Cork this 4th of August 1953."
2"Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958". Irl, Cork, Q4 1853, 5, 112. Cit. Date: 6 May 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Ellen F Mehigan (spelling)
3"Birth Cert 1920 - Daniel Patrick Shortland". Cit. Date: 20 January 2008. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Entry 209 in the District No 3, in the Union of Cork, in the County of Cork. Issued at the office, 30 London Street, Cork, Date 3/5/20 (for Army Purposes).
Name: Daniel Shortland
Date and Place of Birth: 1920, 26th March, 4 Blarney Street.
When Registered: 22 April 1920.
Name and dwelling-place of father: John Shortland, 4 Blarney Street.
Rank or Profession of Father: Soldier.
Name and Surname and Maiden Surname of Mother: Ellen Shortland, formerly Barrett.
Name and address of informant: Ellen Shortland, Mother, 4 Blarney Street.
4"Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958". Ire, Cork, Q2 1920, 5, 90. Cit. Date: 5 May 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Actual birthday 26 Mar 1920 though birth record says Q2 1920.
5"Certificate Of Baptism". Cit. Date: 20 January 2008. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: I hereby certify that it appears by the Baptismal Registry of the United Parishes of SS Mary and Anne Shandon, in the City of Cork, that Daniel Shortland was born 26 March 1920 and was Baptised according to the Rites of the Roman Catholic Church, by the Rev. John J Aherne CC, on the 29th day of March in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty (1920). Names of Parents: John Shortland and Ellen Barrett. Names of Sponsors: Richard Barrett and Elizabeth Shortland. Signature of Clergyman P. O'Farrell. Given at Cork this 2nd day of June 1953.
6"Dan Shortland - Certificate Of Discharge (Oglaigh Na hEireann)". Cit. Date: 20 January 2008. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: (A). This is to certify that No (?) 415169 Rank Private, Name Daniel Shortland enlisted in the Defence Forces for the duration of the Emergency on the 11th day of March 1941 and was discharged on the 22nd day of August 1945 in consequence of "On determination of Emergency service". His service comprised 4 (Four) yrs. and 166 days Army Service and an aggregate period of -- years and -- days of Indefinate Leave.
(B). Discharge effected at Ballymullen Bks, Tralee this 22nd day of August 1945. Signed: Joseph Fitzsimons Cmdt., Commanding 15th Battalion.
(C): Character: Exemplary
(D): Description:
Height 5 feet 4 and a half inches. Colour of Hair: Fair. Colour of eyes: Blue. Scars or marks: -- (none). Complexion: Fresh. Address on date of discharge: 4 Mt Joseph View (sic), Magazine Rd, Cork.
(E): Trade or other Specialist Qualifications:
Clerk.
(F): Testimonial:-
This man filled a most responsible position in the 15th Btn Orderly Room and performed his duties very conscientiously and efficiently to the satisfaction of his superiors. He is dilligent, trustworthy, loyal, reliable, punctual and honest. He has a good smart appearance, was very well disciplined, while his conduct was exemplary. I have no doubt that this man will give the same satisfaction to any employer as he gave while serving in this Unit. Signed: J Fitzsimons, Cmdt, Officer Commanding 15th Infantry Battalion.
7"Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958". q4 1925, Cork, vol 5, 105. Assessment: Primary evidence.
8Ibid. (Shorthand), Q1 1955, Cork, mother Mehegan, vol 5. Assessment: Primary evidence.