Leslie Mitchel Sheridan, 18821969 (aged 86 years)

Birth March 13, 1882
Occupation
mineral land surveyor & architect
before 1903 (aged 20 years)
Education
engineering
1903 (aged 20 years)
MarriageClara P. PetersView this family
1907 (aged 24 years)
Occupation
Anaconda Copper; assistant chief engineer
between 1903 and 1913 (aged 30 years)
Occupation
Grandby Consolidated Mining C., mechanical superintendent
between 1913 and 1915 (aged 32 years)
Occupation 2
draftsman, later chief engineer
between 1915 and 1919 (aged 36 years)
Death of a wifeClara P. Peters
February 21, 1940 (aged 57 years)
MarriageIsla Elizabeth JanesView this family
April 6, 1942 (aged 60 years)
Occupations
chief engineer
between 1919 and 1947 (aged 64 years)
Hobby
movies of world-wide travels, carpentry, oil painting

Hobby
1920s, one of the first members of Idylwylde Golf & Country Club

Death February 11, 1969 (aged 86 years)
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Source: Laurentian University Archives, Sudbury, Ontario https://biblio.laurentian.ca/research/sites/default/files/pictures/P208%20fonds%20level2015%20Ocotober%2028%202015.pdf P208 Leslie M. Sheridan fonds 2015 (Originals ca1930-1946) 3 moving images

Biographical Sketch: Born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 13, 1882, Leslie Mitchell Sheridan(1881-1969) was the son of a sawmill owner operating out of Missoula, Montana. Sheridan graduated from the University of Montana in 1903 with a degree in engineering. In June 1907 he married Clara Peters daughter of Mr & Mrs Joseph Peters, in Anaconda, Montana. After her death on March 13 1940, Sheridan married Ila Janes on April 6, 1942. He retired from Inco 5 years later in 1947. Sheridan spent his early working life in Virginia City and Alder Oulch, Montana, where he worked as a mineral land surveyor and architect, finding a few nuggets while panning for gold during his time off. After finishing his degree, Sheridan began work as a draftsman, then engineer, eventually being hired as chief engineer of the American Smelting and Refining Co.’s five plants in Mexico. In 1919, finding the social climate unfavourable, he accepted the position of chief engineer for the International Nickel Company (Inco) in Copper Cliff, Ontario, and he worked for the company for the next 25 years. Sheridan was in charge of all Inco plant design and construction in Canada and was also made chief engineer of the Port Colborne Refinery in 1923. With higher demand for stainless steel, the 1920s and 1930s saw massive growth in nickel production, and Sheridan oversaw major engineering projects during a time when production increased by 375%. He is credited with developing a skip with curved sides and rounded corners that increased the tonnage of product that could be hoisted. Sheridan was an avid film enthusiast and captured many aspects of Copper Cliff and Northern Ontario life including both the cultural landscape and industrial production. He also traveled extensively, always carrying his camera with him on such ventures. After his retirement, Sheridan moved to Santa Barbara, California, with his wife Ila. He passed away there on February 11, 1969, at the age of 86.

Scope and Content: The Leslie M. Sheridan fonds consists of three digitized 16mm film reels (Sheridan Reel 4 International Nickel, Sheridan Reel 14 INCO Copper Cliff, Reel 19-Copper Cliff & Biscotasing leisure activities) that depict Copper Cliff, Sudbury, and other areas in Northern Ontario filmed by Sheridan. The films show the industrial landscape of Copper Cliff and Sudbury from the perspective of Inco management and hardrock miners during the first years of the 1930s, a period of increased industrial expansion despite the Great Depression. The films also give insight into life in Copper Cliff and surrounding Northern Ontario towns in the 1930s and 1940s and depict leisure activities including skiing, swimming, hockey, and the celebration of some national holidays. Northern Ontario communities depicted include Copper Cliff, Sudbury, Coniston, and Biscotasing. Industrial sites depicted include Frood Mine, the Copper Cliff Concentrator, the Coniston Smelter, the Port Colborne Nickel Refinery, and the Big Eddy Dam and Power Plant at High Falls.

Family with Isla Elizabeth Janes
himself
Ila Janes and Leslie Sheridan
18821969
Birth: March 13, 1882Detroit, Michigan
Death: February 11, 1969Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
wife
1934 Robert Auld Janes family; standing: Dougall, Grant, Wilbur, Charles, George
19011978
Birth: February 24, 1901Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: September 18, 1978Pinecrest Hospital, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
Marriage MarriageApril 6, 1942Toronto, Ontario
Family with Clara P. Peters
himself
Ila Janes and Leslie Sheridan
18821969
Birth: March 13, 1882Detroit, Michigan
Death: February 11, 1969Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
wife
1940
Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Death: lengthy illnessFebruary 21, 1940Copper Cliff Hospital
Marriage Marriage1907Anaconda, Montana
Raymond Paul Tucker + Isla Elizabeth Janes
partner’s partner
wife
1934 Robert Auld Janes family; standing: Dougall, Grant, Wilbur, Charles, George
19011978
Birth: February 24, 1901Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: September 18, 1978Pinecrest Hospital, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
Marriage MarriageApril 8, 1972Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.