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William Wilson Fields
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1844
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1937
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

He was born the son of William Chiles Fields on a farm along the Lexington road 4 miles east of Independence. After the Kansas Redlegs killed his father he enlisted at the age of 16 in the Confederate Army under General Jo Shelby in August 1861. In 1862 at age 17, he enlisted with William Quantrill. He later returned to the CSA in Company K Colonel Upton Haye's Regiment 2nd Missouri Cavalry of Shelby's Brigade and served the next 3 years. He surrendered in Shreveport LA. on June 14 1865. He was at the battles of Independence, Lone Jack, Lexington, Westport, Newtonia, Springfield, Cane Hill Ark, Cherry Grove Ark. and others. In an interview in 1936, he said "That battle of Lone Jack was the hardest of them all. It was a knock-down and drag-out fight from start to finish". Both his grandfathers, Thomas Chiles and James Fields served during the War of 1812. William received the Southern Cross of Honor from Independence Chapter U.D.C. in 1905. He was married to his wife Josephine Adams for 64 years. He attended the Quantrill reunions. He died in April 1937 at the age of 92 of pneumonia in Independence. He was survived by sons, Fred Fields and William A Fields and daughters Mrs. Tyna Ward, Mrs. Nannie Chrisman, Mrs. Myrtle Fisher, and Mrs Perna Searcy. (taken from "Branded as Rebels" by Joanne C Eakin & Donald R Hale)

Information taken from Missouri Death Certificate #16572.
Name, William Wilson Fields
Born, September 11, 1844, Jackson County, MO
Died, April 23, 1937, Independence, MO
Father, William Fields
Mother, Amanda Childs
Spouse, Josephine Fields
Information taken from Woodlawn Burial Records book. Burial plot location, Sec 8, Lot 51, Sp 3



 
 
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 Parents:
  William Fields (1806 - 1862)
  Amanda Chiles Fields (1812 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine E Adams Fields (1855 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Ernest C. Fields (1892 - 1929)*
  Gladys Josephine Chrisman Van Dyke (1896 - 1924)*
 
 Siblings:
  Christopher Columbus Fields (1840 - 1914)*
  William Wilson Fields (1844 - 1937)
  Logan Rueben Fields (1847 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Sec 8, Lot 51, Sp 3
 
Created by: Deb Frantz
Record added: Jun 03, 2005
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William Wilson Fields
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- JM Herman
 Added: Aug. 29, 2013
Recipient of Southern Cross of Honor in 1905.
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 Added: Aug. 15, 2013

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