Emma Madora Hovious Born in Washington, IN on 26 March 1870. Daughter of Peter HOVIOUS and Mary Elizabeth STOTTS. Married Robert Daniel SHIELDS on 16 January 1890 in Brownwood, Texas. Emma died February 28, 1943 in Spur, Texas.
More About Robert SHIELDS and Emma HOVIOUS: 1896, Robert Daniel Shields moved from May, TX to Dickens, TX. Opened a general Store. 1908, Moved to Corpus Christi, TX. 1911, Moved back to Dickens , TX. 1913, First State Bank of Spur, on Board of Directors. 1923, Moved to Tacoma, Washington. 1928, Moved back to Crosby County, TX. Opened new store. January 04, 1931, Robert Daniel SHIELDS was buried in Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Washington. On February 28, 1943, Emma was buried in Dickens, Texas.
More about Emma Hovious Shields; reminiscences of Adele (Steadham) Guthrie, from an E-Mail dated Jan 5, 1995: "...lived with grandmother Shields for at least a couple of years before we moved to Tacoma, in the building that had been both home and General Store before my Grandfather died. Grandmother Shields died about a year after we moved to Tacoma, WA. She stayed in Texas when we moved as she had several daughters still in that area. She died of a blood clot in her leg which was the end result of an accident she had as a young woman. A wagon ran over her leg and crushed it so she always walked with a cane when I knew her. I recall, too, that she had a little dachshund named Sausage who used to sleep on her feet, which she liked because it kept them warm."
This information graciously provided by Leslie Shamus. Photo courtesy of Kathryn (Shields) Steadham.