Simon J. and Roseanna Haas Shiry Family
Submitted by Clarence
R. Shirey, great grandson of Simon J. Shiry and Roseanna Haas Shiry and
grandson of Charles Monroe Shiry
Simon J. Shiry and Roseanna Haas Shiry family - all born in Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co., PA. near the village of New Salem, on the family farm.
1. David Franklin, born 17 Dec 1852, died 5 December 1901, in Timblin, PA. His wife,
Rebecca Umberhocker was born 17 Apr 1858 or 1859, died 11
Dec 1934, in Timblin, PA. David was a stone mason and died from consumption. Both are buried in the Timblin Cemetery. She remarried
John H. Brocious. Rebecca was the daughter of Francis
and Susannah Powell Umberhocker. View
photo of the David Franklin Shiry Family
2. Mary Elizabeth, born 14 Oct 1854, died 6 Sept 1921, in North Freedom, Armstrong County, and married
George Doverspike, born 26 Aug 1842, near Oak Ridge, PA. He died 26 Sept. 1920, in North Freedom, and was a Civil War Veteran of Co. B, 78th
Regiment. PA Vol. Both are buried at North Freedom United Methodist Cemetery. George was the
son of George and Elisabeth Doverspike.
3. John Arthur, b. 6 Aug 1856, died 21 Feb 1937, in Timblin, Jefferson Co., PA. married
Lavina Shaffer b. 5 Sept 1852, in Jefferson Co., PA. She died in 1935. Both are buried in Timblin Cemetery. Lavina was the
daughter of Abraham Shaffer.
4. William Milton, born 1 Oct 1857, died 26 Jul 1921, in Armstrong Co., PA. He married
Anne Laura Shick, b. 15 Feb 1868, in Armstrong Co., PA. She died 16
Sept 1965, in the Brookville Hospital, Brookville, PA. She'd had one leg amputated prior to her death. She was the
daughter of Joseph and Mary Dinger Shick. The
Shirys are buried in North Freedom U. M. Cemetery.
5. Ellen Cathrine, b. 24 Aug 1860, died 28 Apr 1943, in New Salem, PA. She married
John Wesley Shick, born 15 Aug 1860, in Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co., PA. He died at his home in New Salem, PA. on 27
Oct 1938. Their home was right beside the present U. M. Church where they lie buried. They moved there upon their retirement, but she'd gotten the
Shiry homestead for taking care of her parents. John was the
son of David and Caroline Himes Shick.
6. Solomon Albert, b. 14 Apr 1863, Armstrong Co., Pa. died 27
Oct 1952, in Shattuck Memorial Hospital in Okla. He was one of the first homesteaders when Okla. was opened for settlement. He married
Effie Alta Sharp, b. 27 Mar 1864, Pulaski, Iowa, she died 20
Oct 1948, in Arnett, Okla. Solomon taught Penmanship in Business College, and also was a farmer. Effie was the
daughter of Joel H. and Ann Berkie Plank Sharp. The
Shirys are buried in DeBolt Cemetery, near Arnett, Okla.
7. Eliza Ann Shiry, b. 18 June 1865, She died 10 May 1923, in Redbank Twp. Armstrong Co. She married
first to George Washington Dinger, born 27 Feb 1864 in Armstrong Co., PA. He died 23
Dec 1916, in Redbank twp., Armstrong Co., PA. She remarried John H. Dobson, b. 13
Jan 1854. George Dinger is the son of Michael
and Polly Diebler Dinger. The Dingers are also buried in North Freedom U. M. Cemetery. Her
death is not on the gravestone.
8. Charles Monroe Shiry, b. 13 Dec 1867, died 16
Jun 1952, in Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, PA. He'd fallen and broken a hip and went into shock. He'd married
Salina Esther Mohney, born 25 Dec 1869, near Sugar Valley, PA. She died 24
Mar 1965, aged 95 years at Inman's Conval. Home, Brookville, PA. Both are buried in North Freedom, U. M. Cemetery.
View photo of Charles Monroe Shiry,
View photo of Charles and Salina "Esther" Mohney
9. Calvin Shiry, b. 2 June 1870, died 17 May 1899.
Calvin suffered from sugar diabetes and died at a very young age on 17 May 1899,
at his home. He worked in lumbering, and also was quite active in Church work.
He's buried North Freedom beside his parents. View
photo of Calvin Shiry
10. Sadie Jane Shiry, b. 25 May 1873, d. 2 Jul 1910.
She'd married Charles Wesley Copenhaver born 24 May 1867 or 1869, near New Salem, PA. died 22
Dec 1946, from cancer of prostrate in New Florence, PA. He was the son of Samuel
and Margaret (Miller) Copenhaver. They are buried also in North Freedom.
View photo of Sadie Jane Shiry
11. Jesse Barnhard, b. 4 Feb 1876, died 27 May 1955, Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, PA. He married
Nettie Nuter Shick, b. 17 Feb. 1876, in Sugar Valley, PA. She died 12
Feb 1955, in the Brookville Hospital. She'd fallen and broken her back. Nettie was the illegitimate daughter of
Ellen Shick. View
photo of Jessie Bernhard Shiry/Shirey and Nettie Neuter Shick