Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
LG History
Awards
2020

Fundraising Dinner 2020
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner
2020

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 90
Manitoba
History

No. 90

Memorable Manitobans of 2019
Memorable
Manitobans
of 2019

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Patrick Shea (1854-1933)

Click to enlarge

Patrick Shea
Click to enlarge

Brewer.

Born in County Kerry, Ireland on 7 March 1854, son of Dennis Shea and Ellen Sullivan, he was educated in Ireland then emigrated to the United States in July 1870. He travelled all over the continent involved in railway bridge construction, including two years spent in Manitoba overseeing the water supply used in the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway line west of Oak Lake.

He came to Manitoba in March 1882 and started in the hotel business in 1884 by operating the Waverley Hotel, situated where the Canadian Pacific Railway Hotel later stood. He started in the brewing business in September 1887, in the firm of McDonagh & Shea. The plant was enlarged in 1904 and again in 1913; its output increased from 25 barrels daily to 500 barrels.

On 21 October 1884, he married Margaret Byrne of Winona, Minnesota. They had two sons: Frank Shea (1889-?) and Paul Shea (1895-?). He was a member of the Carleton Club.

He died at his Winnipeg residence, 140 Colony Street, on 8 July 1933 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Patrick Shea, one of west’s real pioneers, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 1933, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.