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Martha Frances Shields McDonald
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1855
Greenville (Floyd County)
Floyd County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1923
Orange County
Indiana, USA

McDONALD, Mattie F., Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1923) Obituary

Mattie F. Shields was born near Greenville, Ind. July 14, 1855. Departed to be with Jesus June 19, 1923, at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 5 days.

She was married to Wm. H. McDonald, Dec. 8, 1879. To this union six children were born, according to their ages as follows: John J., Charles Arthur, Mary, Louis, Frank, Clarence. The father and three sons have gone on before.

The nearest relatives remaining are Mrs. Mary Compton, daughter; Frank and Clarence, sons; Mrs. Bedford Stanfield, sister; and Levi and Houston Shields, brothers.
Sister McDonald was converted when only thirteen years of age and joined the Christian church. later however she transferred he membership to the M.E. Church in which she remained until death.

She continued to bear testimony for Jesus unto the end; and exemplified the grace of God by her kindness and patience through much suffering for a number of weeks previous to her departure.

In the language of Holy Writ, we may say of her, "A woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in thee gates."

Funeral services in the Mt. Lebanon M.E. Church by the Rev. Baughmen of French Lick. The remains were laid to rest in Scarlett Ridge cemetery, "until the break, and the shadows flee away."
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Shields (1815 - 1884)
  Temperance Beach Shields (1815 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  William McDonald (1850 - 1920)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Helen Shields Stanfield (1842 - 1928)*
  Ercurious Patterson Shields (1843 - 1868)*
  Indiann Shields Gromer (1845 - 1904)*
  Margaret J. Shields Emmons (1846 - 1908)*
  Levi L Shields (1850 - 1934)*
  Samuel Houston Shields (1851 - 1928)*
  Temperance Shields Laws (1852 - 1904)*
  John Shields (1853 - 1854)*
  Martha Frances Shields McDonald (1855 - 1923)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Scarlet Ridge Cemetery
French Lick
Orange County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Diane Payne
Record added: Feb 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84341321
 


- Diane Payne
 Added: Feb. 1, 2012
 
 
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