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Mrs Katie C <I>Shields</I> Newell

Mrs Katie C Shields Newell

Death 28 Feb 1898 (aged 30)
Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Sect. 05, Lot 129
Memorial ID 41612298 · View Source
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Katie Newell  (30)

Wife of Fred Adams Newell.

Married Feb 15, 1895.

Fred & Katie were only married 3 yrs when she died, they hadn't had children yet.

When Katie died, Fred had a watch/key fob braided out of her long hair, and attached his wedding ring to it. I understand after researching this, it was very common in the victorian days as a memorial/keepsake.

Fred later married Fannie Aylsworth.

After his 2nd wife, Fannie, the mother of his 3 children died, he gave the watch/key fob to their daughter Mary. He told her all about Katie, and how much she meant to him. It was very precious to him and he'd kept it all through the years and now wanted Mary to cherish and keep it.

Late in Marys life, she passed the watch fob down to her son Fred, and told the story about her daddy being married before to another woman and how much he loved her.

Katie must have been a very special woman, the few years Fred had with her.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 41612298
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Katie C Shields Newell (Oct 1867–28 Feb 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41612298, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by LdyBug ♥ (contributor 47590230) .