Eliza Shields

Female4 June 1885–27 January 1963

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Shields was born on 4 June 1885, in Spring Garden, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Augustine S Shields, was 31 and her mother, Fannie Green Allen, was 25. She lived in Chatham District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 27 January 1963, in Bristol, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.

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Eliza Shields

Sources (4)

  • Eliza G Shields in household of Augustan S Shields, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Commers, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Eliza Shields in household of Augustine S Shields, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 9

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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