Jeremiah Peter Shields

Male3 November 1880–17 July 1963

Brief Life History 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 37 and his mother, Catherine Marie Shields, was 38. He married Lillian Elizabeth Bowman on 26 May 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 6, Kern, California, United States in 1940 and Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States in 1950. 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

Sources (18)

  • Jeremiah P Shields, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jeremiah P. Shields - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Jeremiah P. Shields
  • Jeremiah Peter Shields, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    26 May 1909
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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

    English: variant of Shield 1 (and perhaps occasionally 2, 3, and 4) with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form, the surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived in or near some huts, or habitational, from a place so named, such as North Shields (Northumberland) and South Shields (Durham), though these are unlikely to be the main sources of the surname.

    Irish: shortened form of O'Shields , an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail; see Shiel .

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

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