Lydia Shields

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Shields was born on 7 February 1856, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, her father, James Shields, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Graham, was 30. She married Oliver T. Hill on 10 May 1880. She lived in Salem, Salem, Washington, New York, United States in 1875 and Salem, Washington, New York, United States in 1910. She died on 5 March 1921, in Shushan, Washington, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Berne, Albany, New York, United States.

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Oliver T. Hill
Lydia Shields
Marriage: 10 May 1880

Sources (3)

  • Lydia S Hill in household of Oliver T Hill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lydia Shields in household of James Shields, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Lydia Shields in household of James Shields, "New York State Census, 1875"

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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