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Moses Shields Jr.

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Moses Shields Jr.

Birth
Death
15 Nov 1922 (aged 69)
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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CELEBRATED NICHOLSON BLUE STONE
THE PRODUCT OF THE MOSES SHIELDS STONE COMPANY AT NICHOLSON, WYOMING COUNTY, PENNA.

The product of the quarries and works of the Moses Shields Stone company has attained the very highest reputation among builders and contractors in New York City and elsewhere and in speaking of the men of the great Keystone state who have founded its most noteworthy industries much of interest may be noted relative to Moses Shields, Jr., and the stone business of which he is head. He was
born in Monmouthshire, South Wales, in 1853. His father, Moses Shields, Sr., was also a stone worker and the son obtained a close familiarity with the business in the old country. He came to America in 1869, and for a time was with his father in Scranton. He came to Nicholson in 1874 and was associated with his father in the stone business until 1888, when he became sole proprietor. He continued it alone until 1899, when the Moses Shields Stone Company was incorporated and he became treasurer and general manager.

Mr. Shields is also president of the Nicholson Water company, and is proprietor of the Nicholson Electric Light Company. He is senior member of the firm of Shields & Bell, general merchants at Nicholson.

In the masonic order, he is past master of Nicholson Lodge; is a past high priest of the Factoryville chapter, and is a past commander of Tunkhannock commandery. He has taken thirty-two degrees in the Scranton Consistory. He is a past grand in the odd fellow's lodge and is past district deputy grand master of his district. In 1877 he married Miss Amelia Smith, of Nicholson, Pa. They have had three children. Of these, two are now living, Harold, a senior at Columbia university and Cecil, who is taking a post graduate course at Wyoming seminary. They are both very bright young men. The family are members of the Episopal Church. The family residence is on the corner of Oak and Water Streets. It is a pleasant and well ordered home and the grounds are ornamented with the product of his quarries. Mr. Shields possesses marked genius for business organization and has established inductry by his ability in this direction. He is a gentleman of refinement and intellectual tendencies and has as a public spirited citizen done much for the town and the community at large. He has served on the board of education eighteen years. He is one of the leasers in the stone industry in the state of Pennsylvania.

Published in the Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, November 24, 1902

Parts of the original story were taken for this.
CELEBRATED NICHOLSON BLUE STONE
THE PRODUCT OF THE MOSES SHIELDS STONE COMPANY AT NICHOLSON, WYOMING COUNTY, PENNA.

The product of the quarries and works of the Moses Shields Stone company has attained the very highest reputation among builders and contractors in New York City and elsewhere and in speaking of the men of the great Keystone state who have founded its most noteworthy industries much of interest may be noted relative to Moses Shields, Jr., and the stone business of which he is head. He was
born in Monmouthshire, South Wales, in 1853. His father, Moses Shields, Sr., was also a stone worker and the son obtained a close familiarity with the business in the old country. He came to America in 1869, and for a time was with his father in Scranton. He came to Nicholson in 1874 and was associated with his father in the stone business until 1888, when he became sole proprietor. He continued it alone until 1899, when the Moses Shields Stone Company was incorporated and he became treasurer and general manager.

Mr. Shields is also president of the Nicholson Water company, and is proprietor of the Nicholson Electric Light Company. He is senior member of the firm of Shields & Bell, general merchants at Nicholson.

In the masonic order, he is past master of Nicholson Lodge; is a past high priest of the Factoryville chapter, and is a past commander of Tunkhannock commandery. He has taken thirty-two degrees in the Scranton Consistory. He is a past grand in the odd fellow's lodge and is past district deputy grand master of his district. In 1877 he married Miss Amelia Smith, of Nicholson, Pa. They have had three children. Of these, two are now living, Harold, a senior at Columbia university and Cecil, who is taking a post graduate course at Wyoming seminary. They are both very bright young men. The family are members of the Episopal Church. The family residence is on the corner of Oak and Water Streets. It is a pleasant and well ordered home and the grounds are ornamented with the product of his quarries. Mr. Shields possesses marked genius for business organization and has established inductry by his ability in this direction. He is a gentleman of refinement and intellectual tendencies and has as a public spirited citizen done much for the town and the community at large. He has served on the board of education eighteen years. He is one of the leasers in the stone industry in the state of Pennsylvania.

Published in the Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, November 24, 1902

Parts of the original story were taken for this.


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