Maud Ethel Shields

21 April 1896–October 1985 (Age 89)
Rock Creek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Maud Ethel

When Maud Ethel Shields was born on 21 April 1896, in Rock Creek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States, her father, Fernando Wiet Shields, was 34 and her mother, Louisa Ellen Jones, was 31. She married Rufus M Lipes on 8 March 1916. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Montrose, Colorado, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 14 California Mesa, Montrose, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died in October 1985, in Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Rufus M Lipes
Maud Ethel Shields
Marriage: 8 March 1916
Ethel Mildred Lipes
Elizabeth Lipes
Edna Maxine Lipes

Spouse and Children

8 March 1916


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 5

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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 (3)

  • Ethel M Lipes in household of Rufus M Lipes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel M Lipes in household of Rufus M Lipes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maude E Lipes in household of Rufus M Lipes, "United States Census, 1930"

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