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Sarah M. Shields

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.

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