James Harold Shields

15 November 1916–July 1979 (Age 62)
Sun City, Riverside, California, United States

The Life Summary of James Harold

When James Harold Shields was born on 15 November 1916, in Sun City, Riverside, California, United States, his father, Albert Reed Shields, was 34 and his mother, Arda Mahala Ingram, was 34. He lived in Page, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Santa Monica Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died in July 1979, at the age of 62.

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Albert Reed Shields
Arda Mahala Ingram
Loleta Pearl Shields
Ivan Benton Shields
Noble Alvin Shields
Loren Clair Shields
Thelbert G Shields
Melba Laqueta Shields
Harold A Shields
James Harold Shields
Lucretia Alice Shields
Lois Jean Shields

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World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Dodge
Age 1
Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 18
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

(1997: 17959;2007: 36746; 2010: 50832)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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Sources (3)

  • Herold Shields in household of Albert Shields, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Harold H Shields in household of Arda M Shields, "United States Census, 1940"

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