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 Almeda Christina “Aley” <I>Lathrop</I> Shields

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Almeda Christina “Aley” Lathrop Shields

  • Birth 28 Nov 1867 Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 11 Dec 1918 Blakesburg, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 31378740

*Note: This site was sponsored by grandson, Newton LaVerne Bennett.

Almeda Christina (Lathrop) Shields, daughter of, Harrison Tylor and Nancy Hariott Ellen (Kerr) Lathrop.

Almeda Christina Lathrop siblings are:

Mary Elizabeth Lathrop b. 1868
Joseph Joel Lathrop b. 1870
John William Lathrop b. 1872
Thomas Luther Lathrop b. 1875
Eva Francis Lathrop b. 1879
Annie Mae Lathrop b. 1882
Frank Albert Lathrop b. 1885
Elmer Harrison Lathrop b. 1891

Almeda Christina Lathrop married John Newton Shields on April 14, 1891 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., Iowa.

Almeda Christina Lathrop and John Newton Shields children are:

Orville Ellsworth Shields b. 1892
Carl Rayburn Shields b. 1893
Edgar Lester Shields b. 1895
Blanche Mary Shields b. 1899
Wilbur Shields b. 1904

Mrs. Newton Shields passed away Wednesday of last week at the family home east of Blakesburg after a short illness of pneumonia following fifty-one years of age.

She was reared to womanhood in Wapello County and demise the community loses one who will long be remembered for her kindness to others. In time of sickness and distress she was much comfort and help being a good nurse and always willing to do her part. She endeared herself to her friends and neighbors.

The funeral was held at the family home at 2o'clock Friday afternoon. The service will be conducted by Rev. Shipps of the Pleasant Home Church. She is survived by her husband and four sons Orville, Carl, Edgar, and Wilbur and one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Christy near Bloomfield. Carl has been in the service and stationed at Scurate, Massachusetts and came home to attend the funeral.

Thus ends the earthly career of a noble woman. The excelsior extends sympathy to the family and friends.

*Note: This site was sponsored by grandson, Newton LaVerne Bennett.

Family Information contributed by family member:

Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune

Family photo contributed by family members:

Wade Kelley and Michele (Byrum) Ball

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Almeda Christina “Aley” Lathrop Shields (28 Nov 1867–11 Dec 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31378740, citing Wellman Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Yvette Aune (contributor 47044096) .