My grandfather, Thomas John SHAY, was born September 1839 in Cappoquin, Waterford to Edmund SHEA and Johanna DONNELL.
In 1848 he arrived in the Unites States (probably Boston). In 1870 he established the Thomas SHAY boot and shoe jobbing business in Chicago.
I have much more information to exchange with any SHEA/SHAYS
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