Jeremiah Peter Shields

3 November 1880–17 July 1963 (Age 82)
Tehachapi, Kern, California, United States

The Life Summary of Jeremiah Peter

When Jeremiah Peter Shields was born on 3 November 1880, in Tehachapi, Kern, California, United States, his father, Jeremiah A Shields, was 40 and his mother, Catherine Marie, was 38. He married Lillian Elizabeth Bowman on 26 May 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States in 1920 and Judicial Township 6, Kern, California, United States in 1940. He died on 17 July 1963, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Jeremiah Peter Shields
Lillian Elizabeth Bowman
Marriage: 26 May 1909
Frances Catherine Shields
Barbara Elizabeth Shields

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 11
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1902 · So Much Farm Land
Age 22
A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Shields , an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail‘descendant of Siadhal’.2 Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a pair of places in Northumberland and County Durham (now both in Tyne and Wear) called North and South Shields, named with Middle English schele ‘shed’, ‘hut’, ‘shelter’. There has been much confusion between Shields and Shield and their variants.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (15)

  • Jeremiah P Shields in household of John Iribarne, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jerry Shields, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jerry P Shields, "United States Census, 1940"

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