Continued: Carl was Born in Edmonton, Canada while his father and uncle were speculating on land in Alberta. At the outbreak of WWI, the family returned to Washington State where the Sheedy family was established with Great Northern Railroad, and where his mother's Phillips family had ranch and timber holdings. His father was a construction superintendent, and worked all over the country. Robin C. Sheedy's projects included the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D. C., the Oceanside Pier, California, many bridges along the Pacific Coast, and many other projects for some of the largest construction companies in the world. As such, the family was quite itinerant, and Carl attended as many as 12 different schools. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland Oregon where his uncle, Herman Sheedy, was station agent for Great Northern Railway.
Carl was veteran of WWII, Sergeant in a medical detachment, attached to a Howitzer Division of the 5th Army. He entered at Oran, North Africa, then served through Sicily and Italy, and participated in all major battles in North Africa and Italy until he was sent home, including the Battle of Cassino when he was required to enter the catacombs under the demolished monastery in search of wounded Germans. Was once caught in crossfire in his ambulance with a dozen wounded men and operated and doctored them for two days between the lines. Was once trapped in mud in his ambulance and run over by a "half-track." He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze star, Purple Heart and 12 bars. He would never speak of his experiences in the war.
After a discharge from the Army, Carl Betty and son Robin moved to Placerville where his uncle, Forest V. Phillips, helped set him up in the real estate business, in which Carl was very successful. David and Janet were born in Placerville. In 1962, the family moved to John Day, Oregon where they purchased a ranch near Canyon City, Ore. Carl continued in the real estate business and bought and sold a great deal of property in Grant County. At one time, Carl and Betty owned the Buffalo Mine near Granite, Ore., the longest operating mine in Oregon (though not in its producing days!) They also owned the Mount Vernon Host Springs, with its' old three-story hotel resort, although only for a few years and not operating it as a commercial enterprise (their son Robin and wife Eileen lived there for a short time when they were first married).
Carl and Betty enjoyed wintering south and traveling in their "fifth-wheels" with brother Gale Sheedy and his wife Cathy. They would often visit a Thousand trails park that was built on their Uncle Forest Phillips' old ranch at Moapa, Nevada with its fabulous hot springs (part of which Uncle Forest had sold to the eccentric industrialist, Howard Hughes).
Carl and Betty were for many years active as readers in the Christian Science Church, and donated the land and building for the church in John Day. They were also active, for many years, on the Grant County Central Committee of the Republican Party.
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