James Henry Shields, son of Francis Joseph Shields and Anna Margaret Albert.
Nickname: Jim?, born Oct 25, 1894 at Brooklyn,Kings Co. NY, died Nov 26, 1960 at Rockville Center,NY, 66 years, buried Dec 1, 1960 at Greenfield Cemetery,Hempstead,NY. Occupations: at Valley Stream,NY; Captain of the fire department company #4, at New York; machinest in the navy yard, at Long Beach,New York; liquor store and conssesioner, 1930 at New York; refreshment concessioner
BIOGRAPHY: - taken from "Valley Stream Mail" (Thursday, December 1, 1960)
"Services Held For James Shields, Old-Time Resident"
"James Shields, a former resident of Valley Stream for over 40 years died Monday, November 28 after a long illness. Born Brooklyn, Mr. Shields was one of the organizers of the Valley Stream Fire Department Company of which he was an ex-Captain. He was a formerproprietor of his own buisiness in Valley Stream for over 12 years. He is survived by his wife, Amelia; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Baldwin, Mrs. Gladys Klingbeil; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Tyree; three brothers, Anthony, William, and Arthur Shields; seven grand-children; James, Barbara, Colleen, and Kenneth Baldwin, Karen, Gary, and Claudia Klingbeil.
Religious services were conducted at The Moore Funeral Home on 54 West Jamaica Avenue on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:00 P.M. Rev. Paul L. Sarturio, Pastor of Grace Methodist Church officiated. Interment will take place this morning, Thursday, December 1 in the family plot in Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead."
Married Jun 24, 1917 at Linder Farm,Valley Stream,NY (43 years married) to:
Amelia Elizabeth Lindner, daughter of George Lindner Jr. , Jr. and Emma S. Rasweiler.
Married name: Shields, born Jul 3, 1892 at Valley Stream,NY (at home on the farm), died May 1982 at Poughkeepsie,Dutchess,NY, 89 years
1. Evelyn Anna Shields
Married name: Baldwin, born Nov 27, 1919 at Ozone Park,NY, died Jan 12, 2001 at Poughkeepsie,Dutchess,NY, 81 years. Occupation: teacher
2. Gladys Emma Shields
Married name: Klingbeil, born Sep 24, 1924 at Valley Stream,NY (at home on Montague St.), 99 years. Occupation: nurse