|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1867|
Van Buren County
|Death: ||May 1, 1952|
John Newton Shields, son of, John Rayburn and Selena (McFarland) Shields.
John Newton Shields married Almeda Christina Shields on April 14, 1891.
John Newton Shields and Almeda Christina Shields children are:
Orville Ellsworth Shields b. 1892
Carl Rayburn Shields b. 1893
Edgar Lester Shields b. 1895
Blanche Mary Sields b. 1899
Wilbur Shields b. 1904
Newspaper Article Dated: May 02, 1952
John Newton Shields, son of John R. and Selena McFarland Shields, was born on a farm near Mr. Zion, July 8, 1867, and passed away at his home in Blakesburg at 9:45 p.m. May 1, 1952, after a lingering illness.
He had resided in Blakesburg the past ten years, his daughter, Mrs. Blanche Bennett and her son, La Verne, making their home with him.
He was married April 14, 1891 to Almeda Christine Lathrop. Four sons, and one daughter were born to this union, Orville, of Fairfield, Wilbur, of Ottumwa, Edgar, of Blakesburg, Carl, and Mrs. Bennett.
Surviving are the daughter and three sons, eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two sister, Mrs. Florence Ede of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Rachel Burton of Wichita, Kansas.
His wife preceded him in death in 1918, and the son Carl died in 1949. Also deceased are one sister, and five brothers, three grandchildren who died in infancy and a grandson, Kenneth Christy, who was killed in the service in Africa in 1943. A brother, Loren R. Shields followed him in death in less than 48 hours, having died in the St. Joseph hospital in Ottumwa, Saturday evening.
The funeral services were held at the Knedler funeral home at 2 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. Howard Marshall in charge. Burial was in the Wellman cemetery east of Blakesburg, grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Note: *This site has been sponsored by grandson Newton Laverne Shields.
Family Information contributed by family member:
Yvette (Byrum) Aune
Tombstone Photo contributed by family member:
Michele R. (Byrum) Ball
John Rayburn Shields (1827 - 1903)
Selena McFarling Shields (1841 - 1893)
Almeda Christina Lathrop Shields (1867 - 1918)*
Orville Ellsworth Shields (1892 - 1968)*
Carl Rayburn Shields (1893 - 1949)*
Edgar Lester Shields (1895 - 1967)*
Blanche Mary Shields Bennett (1899 - 1976)*
Wilbur Shields (1904 - 1980)*
George W Shields (1858 - 1935)**
William Wesley Shields (1862 - 1941)*
Rhoda Ellen Shields Smith (1864 - 1938)*
John Newton Shields (1867 - 1952)
Cyrus Asa Shields (1869 - 1941)*
Rachel Salina Shields Burton (1871 - 1957)*
Loren Rayburn Shields (1879 - 1952)*
James A. Shields (1883 - 1884)*
Created by: Yvette Aune
Record added: Dec 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32097956