Obit: Shields, Hiram S. (1855 - 1933)


Surnames: Shields, Odgers, Griner, Jones

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 12 Jan 1933

Shields, Hiram S. (29 JAN 1855 - 7 JAN 1933)

Hiram Wellington Shields, son of Ezra and Jerusha Ann Shields, was born in Lenneus Corners, Maine, Jan. 29, 1855 and passed away at St. Joseph' Hospital at Marshfield Jan. 7, 1933 at 12:40 a.m. of pneumonia and other complications.

He left home at the age of 12 years and came to Michigan, then on to Wisconsin, coming to Greenwood (Clark Co.) when it was a village of but a few homes.

His early manhood was spent working in lumber and logging camps.

He was united in marriage to Caroline Odgers April 11, 1880. A short time later they settled on a pioneer farm, where they resided until about fifteen years ago, when they retired and moved to Greenwood, where he resided until his death.

His wife preceded him in death Feb. 12, 1930.

He leaves to mourn his death, his four children, Etta, now Mrs. Fred Griner of Watertown, S.D.; Richard Chester and Isadore at home, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Fred Jones of New York City, besides a host of friends.

Funeral services were held from the M.E. Church Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, 1933, Rev. Maddock officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.



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