Shelby County Indiana
the Lafayette Morning Journal
John Shields, a member of the Soldiers' Home, died last
evening at 5:30 o'clock in the hospital at the home. He was 61 years old
and was a native of Germany. He was a tailor by occupation.
Saturday, November 19, 1898
DEATH OF JOHN SHIELDS
He was admitted to the home from Shelby County in November
1897. Just before his admission to the home he met with an accident that
ultimately resulted in his death. He was run over by a wagon and one of
his hips was crushed. He was brought to the home on a stretcher and was
taken at once to the hospital, where he was confined until his death.
He was well known in Shelby County and was held in high
esteem by the citizens of that county. Whenever a resident of that county
visited the home inquiries were always made as to the condition of Mr. Shields,
showing the regard entertained for him.
He was a member of Company C, 11th Connecticut, during the
war and made an enviable record as a soldier.
The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
and the remains will be interred in the home cemetery.
Contributed by Adina Dyer
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