William Hagerman Shields

1868–1952 (Age 84)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William Hagerman

When William Hagerman Shields was born in 1868, in Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Shields, was 42 and his mother, Mary Jane Tarr, was 33. He married Estella Fisher about 1888, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 March 1952, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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William Hagerman Shields
Estella Fisher
Marriage: about 1888
Lorna or Lorena Shields

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about 1888
Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 3

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Shields, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Shields, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William W Shields, "United States Census, 1930"

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