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Lot 17 - James H. Shields - William H. Shields - Sarah M. Shields - Frank Shields - Thomas W. Shields - Anna Shields - Charles B. Shields - Elizabeth M. Shields - Robert E. Shields - Margaret L. Minard - Nellie L. Minard

The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

 Lot  Original Plat Map Notations  Name and/or Marker Information  Other Comments
17  D. {Dexter} Gilson

to Sarah Shields {entered in pencil}
 SHIELDS

SHIELDS stone west side:

James H. Shields  April 18, 1865 - June 1, 1918

Wm H. Shields 1839 - 1922

Sarah M. Shields  December 10, 1841 - December 22, 1924

Frank Shields  August 27, 1873 - November 30, 1938

Thomas W. Shields  September 3, 1863 - December 11, 1946

Anna Shields  March 14, 1871 - March 24, 1952

SHIELDS stone east side:

Charles B. Shields  June 20, 1868 - November 26, 1955

Elizabeth M. Shields  April 8, 1881 - May 17, 1959

Robert E. Shields  December 12, 1917 - October 10, 1989

Margaret L. Minard

Nellie L. Minard


Large grey granite family stone

Read by Bremen HS {James H. Shields son of William H.}

Read by Bremen HS {Wm H. Shields} Obituary on file SSGHS

Read by Bremen HS
Obituary on file SSGHS {Sarah H. Shields nee Moss (Thomas), wife of William H.}

{Frank Shields son of William H.}

{Thomas W. Shields son of William H.}

{Anna Shields daughter of William H.}

{Charles B. Shields son of William H.}

{Elizabeth M. Shields nee Martin, wife of Charles B.}

Obituary on file SSGHS
{Robert E. Shields son of Charles B. & Elizabeth; per obituary, body was cremated}

Mention in "Pioneers In Peaceful Rest" A modern monument - William H. Shields & wife are parents of Mrs. C. Hanley.

Per undated map at Midlothian Library, notes all but Frank, Thomas & Robert.

{Margaret L. Minard nee Gilson, Mrs. Francis VanHorn Minard} Born July 4, 1839 {per family records} Died: June 8, 1877 Age: 37y, 11m, 26d

{Nellie L. Minard daughter of Francis & Margaret Died: October 10, 1886 Age: 21y, 9m, 19d} {calculates to December 21, 1864}

Both Minards were reinterred at Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Chicago; Lot 9 Section 11 on August 29, 1889.

{Dexter Gilson, Francis V. Minard, and several related descendant families are also buried at Mount Greenwood Cemetery.}

Mr. Turley - See notes below related to Where The Trails Cross Volume 27:1 Fall 1996





The image below courtesy of Andrew Miller.


The image below courtesy of Andrew Miller.



Mount Greenwood Cemetery - Lot 9 Section 11

{Margaret L. Minard nee Gilson, Mrs. Francis VanHorn Minard} Born July 4, 1839 {per family records} Died: June 8, 1877 Age: 37y, 11m, 26d

{Nellie L. Minard daughter of Francis & Margaret Died: October 10, 1886 Age: 21y, 9m, 19d} {calculates to December 21, 1864}

Both Minards were reinterred at Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Chicago; Lot 9 Section 11 on August 29, 1889. Headstones never issued or were not available in 1889.

Minards were reinterred at Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Chicago; Lot 9 Section 11 on August 29, 1889.

Minards were reinterred at Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Chicago; Lot 9 Section 11 on August 29, 1889.




The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 27:1 Fall 1996
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

Information provided by the following persons:

Brad Bettenhausen
Kirk Vandenberg
Jeanette Hardy Doan
Lexy Schroeder
John Crumback
Scott Mason

Further review of Ferdinand Schapper's 1917 manuscript Southern Cook County and History of Blue Island before the Civil War revealed the following biographical information in volume 2, page 863. Based on the fact that Mr. Turley worked for Francis VanHorn Minard, it would be likely that he was also buried in Lot 17 where Margaret L. Minard (Mrs. F.V.) and their daughter Nellie L. had been buried prior to their removal to Mt. Greenwood Cemetery:

George Turley - Blue Island about 1852

He was a negro fiddler. He, with his fiddle, and Joe Netteau, a Frenchman, with his accordion, played at dances that were given nearly every Thursday evening while the Rock Island was being constructed through here. Later he worked for Francis V. Minard for years. He died and was buried at Bachelors Grove.



The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

Southtown Economist, Chicago, Illinois - Thursday, October 12, 1989

Robert E. Shields, 71 yrs., of Blue Island. Son of the late Charles B. and the late Elizabeth (nee Martin); brother of Charles W. (Ada) of Connecticut. Visitation Saturday 1 to 3 PM at Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 Greenwood Ave., Blue Island. Cremation private.

The individual appears on the Shield family stone in lot 17 of the original cemetery plat. From the obituary, it is noted that he was cremated. His ashes (cremains) were buried at Batchelors Grove Cemetery.



The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

The Joliet News, Joliet, Illinois - Thursday, July 31, 1913

Tinley Park, July 30 - George Tiley, formerly a resident of Tinley Park and vicinity died at his home in Warren Minnesota, last week and was brought here for burial Sunday. The services were held at the Bachelors Grove Lutheran church. Interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church. The deceased was buried beside his wife and son who passed away a number of years ago.

Notation:

It is believed that the burial actually took place at Batchelors Grove cemetery because the Trinity Lutheran cemetery reading & records do not list any Tileys. (Trinity Lutheran Church records indicate that they were members of that congregation at one time, and that several Tiley children were christened there as youngsters). Also, the "Pioneers in Peaceful Rest" newspaper article includes references to Tileys buried at Batchelors Grove. Records gathered for the Batchelors Grove cemetery indicate that the family did, in fact, have a plot in the cemetery.



The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

Blue Island Sun-Standard - December 25, 1924

Mrs. Sarah Shields died Monday at her home, 175 Prairie Street at the age of 83 years. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Bachelor's Grove in 1850 and married William H. Shields on Dec. 2, 1859(?) To the union was born 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls all of whom are living except one son James. She moved to Blue Island in 1891. Funeral Friday from the home, at 11:30 P.M. Interment will be in Bachelors Grove Cemetery.



The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

Blue Island Sun-Standard - June 8, 1922

William H. Shields, aged 82 years, six months, died at 175 Prairie St., after an illness of stomach trouble. Funeral was held Tuesday with burial in Batchelor's Grove.



The following was submitted by Ray Johnson of hauntdetective.com

Copy of original newspaper article sent in by Matt Galik of Mokena, Illinois.

Chicago Tribune - May 19, 1959

SHIELDS - Elizabeth Shields, age 78, of Blue Island, beloved wife of the late Charles B, loving mother of Charles W., and Robert E. Resting at funeral home, 13050 Greenwood avenue, Blue Island. Services Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment Bachelor's Grove cemetery.




The following was extracted from the Blue Island Sun-Standard - May 21, 1959

Mrs Elizabeth Shields - Mrs Elizabeth (nee Martin) Shields 78 2712 W 123rd st died May 17.

She was a resident of the community since the age of 6 having been born in Germany April 8 1881. She was the daughter of Herman and Anna Martin.

She was the wife of the late Charles B and daughter of Charles and Robert E. At rest at the funeral home at 13050 Greenwood where yesterday at 2:30 p.m. Rev RAW Brueht pastor of the Grace Methodist church officiated at services. Burial was at Bachelor Grove cemetery.




The following was extracted from www.findagrave.com

William H. Shields


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