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ELLIS COUNTY CAPITAL
ARNETT, OKLAHOMA
FEBRUARY 28, 1913
CAMPBELL SHIELDS PASSES AWAY

The sad news of the death of Campbell Shields who resided near Ioland, reached the citizens of Arnett early Friday morning. While his death had been expected hourly for some time, the news was a great shock to his many friends in our little city. He had been confined to his home for nearly a year (with the exceptions of a few weeks last summer) with catarrh of the bladder.

Campbell Shields was born near Martinsville, Morgan county, Indiana, February 8, 1933, and died at his home near Ioland, Oklahoma, February 21st, 1913, at the age of 80 years and 13 days.

The funeral service was conducted by the Masonic Lodges of Arnett and Texmo, Mr. Shields being a member of that order since his early manhood, and his body was laid to rest in the Ioland cemetery. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers from loving friends; and though the weather was cold and the ground covered with snow; the funeral procession was the longest ever seen at that place.

Mr. Shields moved with his parents from Indiana, to Illinois, when but a small child; living on one farm in that state for 55 years, from there he moved to moved to Dade county Missouri, where he resided for eleven years; from there he moved to Ellis county, then Day county in February, 1899, where he resided until his death.

Mr. Shields was held in high esteem by all who knew him, always ready to contribute to the suffering, and the upbuilding of the community. Through all his long suffering he was never heard to complain and his passing away was like a peaceful sleep.

" A chair is vacant, A voice is stilled, That will linger long In the memory of all who knew him."

He leaves a wife and nine children besides a host of warm friends to mourn his departure.

The CAPITAL extends to the bereaved its sincere sympathy.


"How sweet a life was his; how Sweet a death;
Living to wind with mirth the merry hours,
Or with the genial tales the heart to cheer;
Dying, to leave a memory like the heath
Of summer, full of sunshine and flowers,
A grief and gladness in the atmosphere."

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: Gordon Richard


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