Monday, August 31, 2009

Arnett Shields 1890-1908

This entry is from the J.J. Watts collection. John J. Watts hailed from Warren, Maine and moved to the northern Ozarks of Missouri sometime after the Civil War. He was a circuit-riding Baptist Minister and his territory covered Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties and parts of Maries and Dent Counties. He established a cemetery, Watt’s Lawn, which is located 1 mile West of J Highway, near the Pulaski County-Phelps County line. This collection covers 1878-1912.

Arnett, son of Peter S. and sis Nancy Catherine Shields, died at his father's home near St. Anne Ch. July 19th 1908 at 6 p.m., aged 18 ys, 6 ms. & 8 ds., sick 4 ms. & 9 days with pneumonia fever. He was of a family of 11 children, all living but 2, Lolie May & Arnett. All present but John Harvey who is in Nevada. 2 grand parents living, grandfather John Prock and Grandma Shields. Burial & funeral sermon at St. Anne Ch. & cemetery, July 20, 1908.

11 January, 1890 - 19 July, 1908

***St. Anne Cemetery was moved to Bloodland Cemetery on Fort Leonard Wood, by a government contract in 1942

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