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Robert Shields

Birth
Brampton, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 18 Oct 1906 (aged 65–66)
Brampton, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 100027026 · View Source
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1891
Robert Shields 50
Margaret Shields 53
John Shields 26
Robert Thos Shields 20
Griqella Shields 18
William Shields 13
FATHER
John Shields 76
District Number: 125
District: Wellington Centre
Subdistrict: Orangeville
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ORANGEVILLE BANNER
October 25,p.5:Robert Shields - Mr. Robert Sheilds, who was for many years Chief of Police in this town, died rather suddenly in Brampton early on Thanksgiving monring. Mr. Sheilds moved from Orangeville to Toronto about a year ago, and has since made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence, of Parkdale. He went to Brampston the week before last, and from there drove out to visit his farm at Tullamore, tenated by Mr. W. Davey. He was in Brampton a week ago Friday, and in the evening made a friendly call at Mr. Partridge's residecen. He had only been in the house a short time when he was taken very ill, and shortly afterwards lapsed into unconsciousness. He lingered until Thursday morning, when he passed peacefully away, his daughter being with him when the end came. Death was caused by uraemic poisooning, resulting from Bright's disease, from which he had suffered from some years. The late Mr. Shields was in his 67th year, and was a native of Cinguacousy, bein ga son of the late John Shields, of Tullamore. He was a very large man, standing about six feet, four inches. and weighing over three hundred pounds.
He moved to Mono when a young man, and farmed on lot 9, con.5, east, for a number of years. He gave up farming and moved to Orangeville about 27 years ago. He was weighmaster for the late F.C. Stewart, for some years, and held the position of Chief of Police for nearly 19 years. He was a member of the A.O.U.W, Orange and Masonic orders. Deceased was married twice, but survived both of his wives. He leaves a family of three sons and two daughters. The sons are: - John, who resides in New York City; Robert, who is in business in Port Arthur, and William better known as "Cooney," a noted lacrosse player, now living in Houghton, Mich. Mrs. Wm. Lawrence, of Toronto and Mrs. G. F. Williamson, of Brandon, Man., are the daughters. The remains were interred in the Forest Lawn cemetery on Saturday forenoon, the funeral taking place from the C.P.R. station immediately after the arrival of the Credit Valley train from the south. Rev. G.A. Rix, rector of St. Mark's Church, was the officiating clergyman. Deceased was buried with Masonic honors, W.Bro. A. Hill, P.W.M., of Harris Lodge reading the beautiful Masonic ritual over the open grave. The pall bearers, members of Harris Lodge, were W.M. Green, G.H. Goetchius, D. McNaughton, J.E. Booth, Geo. McIntyre, and M.E. Stewart.


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  • Created by: scottsheat
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100027026
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Shields (1840–18 Oct 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100027026, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by scottsheat (contributor 47208444) .