Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 3, 1918
          John W. Shields,  66 years old, for many years a resident of St. Paul, and well known all over this county was found dead in bed at his home in Greensburg early Friday.  Heart trouble was assigned as the cause of death.  The discovery that Mr. Shields had passed away was made by his dauther,  Miss Eleanor,  who is the only near surviving relative.  He had not complained of being ill and retired Thursday night at a late hour seemingly in his usual state of health.  For many years Mr. Shields traveled for the International Harvester Company and had given up the position three weeks ago to take a needed rest.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at his residence on Lincoln street.  Burial will be made at Greensburg.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Lafayette  Morning  Journal
Lafayette, Indiana
Saturday, November 19, 1898
          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. 
          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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