G4: 1839 Robert Shiels & Elizabeth Jane Prentice

This page provides details on Robert Hunter Shiels 1839-1894 & Elizabeth Jane Prentice and their descendants.

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  • G4: Robert Hunter Shiels 1839-1894 & Elizabeth Jane Prentice
    • G5: Thomas Shiels 1860
    • G5: Elizabeth Shiels 1862-1941 & Marion Lyons
      • G6: Elma Lyons 1883-1971 & Hiram Ross Denney
        • G7: Hiram Ernest Denny 1909-2001 & Dorothy Belle Fox
      • G6: Lelia Lyons 1884 & Fred Perry Johnson
      • G6: Cozie Ellen Lyons 1886-1969 & Cleveland Tommy Cisney
      • G6: William Franklin Lyons 1889-1994 & Anna Ellen Huisinga
      • G6: Lillie Mae Lyons 1892-1979 & John Elmer Hampton 
        • G7: Audrey Aleen Hampton 1912-1997 & Coleman Levitt
        • G7: Jesse Hampton 1914-2012 & Benjamin Angel
        • G7: Donald Hampton 1916-1976
        • G7: Vivian Hampton 1920-2004 & Harry Eugene Gorin
        • G7: Darrell Hampton 1922-1996 & Geneveve L Kingery
        • G7: Marta Elizabeth Hampton 1925-2003 & Paul Dean Everette Hanna
        • G7: John Elmer Hampton 1927-2002 & Wilma Jean Dannheiser
      • G6: Bessie Myrtle Lyons 1896-1983 & Harry Jennings Frye
      • G6: Mary Lyons 1899-1959 & James Riley Decker
      • G6: Charles (Boots) Lyons 1901-1994 & Thelma Brown
      • G6: Fred Lyons 1904-1968
    • G5: Robert L. Shiels 1868-1931 & Sylvia Beech
      • G6: Merle William Shiels 1900-1978 & Angie Spooner
    • G5: Melissa Della Shiels 1871-1918 & Nelson Cutright
      • G6: Howard Cutright 1891-1967 & Sadie Mayer
      • G6: George Cutright 1893
      • G6: Lula Myrtle Cutright 1895-1967 & Eddie Wiggins
      • G6: Maude Cutright 1902-1970 & Loman Fry
    • G5: Ada Shiels 1873-1875
    • G5: Lottie L. Shiels 1875-1890
    • G5: John Shiels 1878
    • G5: Carrie Shiels 1888-1964 & John Weeks
    • G5: Oliver Howard Shiels 1890-1958 & Emily Irno Cornwell
      • G6: Dorothy Shiels 1922-2007 & Robert Schull
    • G5: Benjamin Harrison Shiels 1892-1969 & Bertha Gressel
      • G6: Fred Harrison Shiels 1913-1986 & Louise Evelyn Howard
      • G6: Ivan Shiels 1921-1995
      • G6: Mildred Shiels 1925-2006 & Ray Archer
      • G6: Donald Gene Shiels 1929-2004 & Barbara Eileen Comer
      • G6: Helen E Shiels 1931-2017 & Charles Orrell
      • G6: Marion R Shiels 1933-2015 & George Thomas Wright
      • G6: Shirley Athey Shiels 1936
      • G6: Robert L Shiels 1939-2016 & Mertie Aileen Huddlestun

G4: Robert Hunter Shiels 1839-1894 & Elizabeth Jane Prentice

Robert Hunter Shiels was born July 29, 1839 at Libberton, Scotland. He was the oldest child of Thomas Shiels and Elizabeth Prentice. He emigrated to the United States with his parents. Robert was only 13 years old when they moved to Quincy, Illinois.

He took a job on a pig ranch for his uncle James Prentice. He eventually fell in love with the boss’s daughter. Robert went to Canada with his parents but found he did not like it and returned to Illinois to be with Elizabeth. Elizabeth Jane Prentice was born July 1, 1844. Elizabeth & Robert were married and Robert took over the family farm.

Robert and Elizabeth had seven children, Thomas, Elizabeth, Robert, Melissa, Ata, Lottey and John. 

After Elizabeth died on July 6, 1886, Robert married Hattie (Ozier) Dooley on Nov 13, 1887. Hattie was a widow from Greenup. They also had three children, Carrie, Oliver and Bennie.

Robert died July 29, 1894 and is also buried in the Prentice Cemetery.

 

 

G5: Thomas Shiels 1860

Thomas Shiels was born in 1860 and was the oldest child of Robert & Elizabeth (Prentice) Shiels. Unfortunately, we have no other info on Thomas.

G5: Elizabeth Jane Shiels 1862-1941 & Marion Lyons

Elizabeth Jane Shiels was born June 6, 1862 in Greenup, Illinois and was the second child of Robert & Elizabeth (Prentice) Shiels.

Elizabeth married Marion Francis Lyons in Greenup. Elizabeth & Francis they had 8 children, Elma 1883-1971; Lelia 1884; Cozie Ellen 1886-1969; William Franklin 1889; Lillie Mae 1892-1979; Bessie Myrtle 1896-1983; Mary 1899-1959; Charles (Boots) 1901-1994 and Fred 1904-1968.

Francis died on January 12, 1924, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, at the age of 71. Elizabeth died on January 9, 1941, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, at the age of 78.

G6: Elma Lyons 1883-1971 & Hiram Ross Denney

Elma Lyons was born Feb 20, 1883 in Greenup Illinois. She was the first child of Elizabeth Jane Shiels and Marion Lyons. Elma married Hiram Ross Denney in 1908 and they had one child Hiram Ernest Denny on Jul 31, 1909. 

G7: Hiram Ernest Denny 1909-2001 & Dorothy Belle Fox

Hiram Ernest Denny was born on July 31, 1909, in Union, Illinois, USA to Hiram Denny, 37 and Elma Lyons, 26. He married Dorothy Belle Fox in 1932 and they had three children, Hazel 1933; Ruth 1939 and Anne 1943.

Dorothy Belle passed away on January 20, 1996, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, at the age of 79. Ernest died on July 7, 2001, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, at the age of 91.

G6: Lelia Lyons 1884 & Fred Perry Johnson

When Lelia Lyons was born in June 1884 in Greenup, Illinois, USA, her father, Marion, was 31, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 22. 
She married Fred Perry Johnson however we have no other info on this family.

G6: Cozie Ellen Lyons 1886-1969 & Cleveland Tommy Cisney

When Cozie Ellen Lyons was born on June 20, 1886, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, her father, Francis, was 33, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 24.
She married Cleveland Tommy Cisney in February 1907. They had six children in 13 years, Howard (Doc) 1908-1993; Raymond Bernard 1910-1962; Gilbert 1913-2001; Goldie 1916-2004; Vicie Irene 1918-2008 and Vernon Luther 1921-1974.
Cleveland died on July 3, 1961, in his hometown at the age of 75. Cozie died on December 5, 1969, in her hometown at the age of 83.

G6: William Franklin Lyons 1889-1994 & Anna Ellen Huisinga

When William Franklin Lyons was born on September 4, 1889, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, his father, Francis Lyons, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Shiels, was 27. He had three sons and four daughters with Anna Ellen Huisinga between 1915 and 1931, Edna 1915; Herman 1916-1998; Leona 1920; Herberta 1923; Billie 1926; Ellen 1929 and Elmer 1931.
William Franklin Lyons died on March 27, 1994, in Illinois, USA, at the age of 104.

G6: Lillie Mae Lyons 1892-1979 & John Elmer Hampton 

Lillie Mae Lyons was born on January 11, 1892, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, her father, Francis, was 39, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 29. She married John Elmer Hampton on December 18, 1911, in Cumberland, Illinois, USA. They had seven children in 14 years, Audrey Aleen Hampton 1912-1997; Jesse Hampton 1914-2012; Donald Hampton 1916-1976; Vivian Hampton 1920-2004; Darrell Hampton 1922-1996; Marta Elizabeth Hampton 1925-2003 and John Elmer Hampton 1927-2002.
John died on September 9, 1967, in Effingham, Illinois, USA, at the age of 77. Lillie Mae died on September 2, 1979, in Effingham, Illinois, USA, at the age of 87.
 

G7: Audrey Aleen Hampton 1912-1997 & Coleman Levitt

Audry Aleen Hampton was born on May 31, 1912, in Jasper, Illinois, USA, to Lillie Mae Lyons, age 20, and John Elmer Hampton, age 21.

She married Coleman Levitt and they had two children, Norma 1930-2006 and James Wesley 1940-2013.

Coleman passed away in December 1983 in Effingham, Illinois, USA, at the age of 71. Audry Aleen Hampton died on July 18, 1997, in Effingham, Illinois, USA, when she was 85 years old.

G7: Jesse Hampton 1914-2012 & Benjamin Angel

Jesse B Hampton was born on August 8, 1914, in Grove City, Illinois, USA, to Lillie Mae Lyons, age 22, and John Elmer Hampton, age 24.

She married Benjamin Angel and they had one daughter, Shirley Angel on Nov 15, 1935 in Effingham, Illinois.

Benjamin passed away in May 1981 in Illinois, USA, at the age of 72. Jesse died on January 27, 2012, in Effingham, Illinois, USA, when she was 97 years old.

G7: Donald Hampton 1916-1976

Donald D Hampton was born on November 14, 1916, in Jasper, Illinois, USA, to Lillie Mae Lyons, age 24, and John Elmer Hampton, age 26.

He never married and he died on January 21, 1976, in Shelbyville, Illinois, USA, when he was 59 years old.

G7: Vivian Hampton 1920-2004 & Harry Eugene Gorin

When Vivian F Hampton was born on January 9, 1920, her father, John, was 29, and her mother, Lillie, was 27.
She married Harry Eugene Gorin on October 18, 1936, in Wood River, Illinois, USA. They had one child during their marriage. Gary Dean Gorin 1956-2016.
This is a photo of Gary dean Gorin.
 
Harry died on September 10, 1980, in Brighton, Illinois, USA, at the age of 68. Vivian died on May 26, 2004, at the age of 84, and was buried in Brighton, Illinois, USA.
 

G7: Darrell Hampton 1922-1996 & Geneveve L Kingery

Darrell F Hampton was born on October 18, 1922, in Cumberland, Illinois, USA, to Lillie Mae Lyons, age 30, and John Elmer Hampton, age 32.
He married Geneveve L Kingery on July 17, 1942, in Effingham, Illinois, USA. They had three children during their marriage, Donald Hampton 1945-1995; Sandra Kaye Hampton 1948 and Vivian Hampton.
 
Darrell died on September 2, 1996, in Chesterton, Indiana, USA, at the age of 73.

G7: Marta Elizabeth Hampton 1925-2003 & Paul Dean Everette Hanna

When Martha Elizabeth Hampton was born on February 8, 1925, in Jasper, Illinois, USA, her father, John, was 34, and her mother, Lillie, was 33.
She married Paul Dean Everette Hanna on April 27, 1946, in Hernando, Mississippi, USA. She died on March 14, 2003, in Effingham, Illinois, USA, at the age of 78.

G7: John Elmer Hampton 1927-2002 & Wilma Jean Dannheiser

When John Elmer Hampton was born on April 4, 1927, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, his father, John, was 36 and his mother, Lillie, was 35. He married Wilma Jean Dannheiser on June 6, 1953, in Evansville, Indiana, USA. He died on March 29, 2002, in Shumway, Illinois, USA, at the age of 74.

G6: Bessie Myrtle Lyons 1896-1983 & Harry Jennings Frye

When Bessie Myrtle Lyons was born on December 22, 1896, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, her father, Francis, was 44, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 34. She married Harry Jennings Frye on August 2, 1921, in St Louis, Missouri, USA.

They had one child during their marriage, Lloyd Francis Frye 1922-2017.

Harry died on November 12, 1979, in Alton, Illinois, USA, at the age of 79. Bessie died on December 16, 1983, in Bethalto, Illinois, USA, at the age of 86.

G6: Mary Lyons 1899-1959 & James Riley Decker

Mary Lyons was born in January 1899 in Greenup, Illinois, USA, to Elizabeth Jane Lizzie SHIELS, age 36, and Francis “Frank” Marion Lyons, age 46. Mary Lyons married James Riley Decker in Charleston, Illinois, USA, on September 26, 1917, when she was 18 years old.

They had four children in 17 years, Doyle Marion Decker 1917-1992; Thelma Alberta Decker 1920-1976; William Henry Decker 1925-1997 and James Riley Decker 1935-1996.

Mary died on January 22, 1959, in Ford, Illinois, USA, at the age of 60. James died on October 26, 1968, in Ludlow, Illinois, USA, at the age of 74.

G6: Charles (Boots) Lyons 1901-1994 & Thelma Brown

When Charles W. “Boots” Lyons was born on June 30, 1901, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, his father, Francis, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 39. He had one son with Thelma Brown, Lee  in 1922.

Charles died on March 27, 1994, in Champaign, Illinois, USA, at the age of 92.

G6: Fred Lyons 1904-1968

When Fred E Lyons was born on July 29, 1904, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, his father, Francis, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 42. He never married and died in 1968 in Illinois, USA, at the age of 64.

G5: Robert L. Shiels 1868-1931 & Sylvia Beech

Robert L. Shiels was born on January 14, 1868, in Greenup, Illinois and was the fourth child of Robert & Elizabeth (Prentice) Shiels. He married Sylvia G Beech in 1893 when he was 25 years old. They had one child, Merle William Shiels, born Apr 7, 1900 in Rhode Island.

Robert was listed as a Farm laborer in the 1900 census and as a Commercial Traveler in the Grocery Line industry on the 1930 census.

Robert L. Shiels died on October 7, 1931, in Champaign, Illinois, USA, when he was 63 years old. Sylvia died in 1959 at the age of 85, and was buried in Champaign, Illinois, USA.

G6: Merle William Shiels 1900-1978 & Angie Spooner

Merle W Shiels was born on April 7, 1900, in Rhode Island, USA, to Sylvia G Beech, age 25, and Robert L. Shiels, age 32.

He joined the US Army on May 7, 1919. After the war, he married Helen Rachel Hart from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Helen was married to Albert Henry Booker and he died in 1926 leaving her with 8 young children.

On Feb 16, 1942, at the age of 41, he joined the US Army to fight in WW2. That marriage ended in divorce and Merle married Angeline Louise “Angie” Spooner in 1962 in his hometown. 

Merle died on July 17, 1978, at the age of 78.

G5: Melissa Della Shiels 1871-1918 & Nelson Cutright

Melissa (Della) Shiels was born on February 20, 1871, in Greenup, Illinois, USA. She was the fifth child of Robert & Elizabeth (Prentice) Shiels.

She married Nelson Peter Cutright on Nov 18, 1888 and they had four children together, Howard Cutright 1891-1967; George Cutright 1893; Lula Myrtle Cutright 1895-1967 and Maude Cutright 1902-1970.

Della died on August 28, 1918, in Farrington, Illinois, USA, at the age of 47. Nelson died on August 11, 1934, in Canton, Michigan, USA, at the age of 73.

G6: Howard Cutright 1891-1967 & Sadie Mayer

Howard W. Cutright was born on October 10, 1891, in Cumberland, Illinois, USA, to Melissa (Della) Shiels, age 20, and Nelson Peter Cutright, age 30.

He married Sarah Belle “Sadie” Mayer and they had two children together, Rogene Winifred 1915-1990 and Woodrow Eugene 1921-2000. After Sadie died in 1932, Howard married Freda Helen Shimer in 1934.

Howard died on June 10, 1967, in Orestes, Indiana, USA, at the age of 75.

G6: George Cutright 1893

George Cutright was born on June 6, 1893, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, to Melissa (Della) Shiels, age 22, and Nelson Peter Cutright, age 32. No other info is available at this time.

G6: Lula Myrtle Cutright 1895-1967 & Eddie Wiggins

Lula Myrtle Cutright was born on September 8, 1895, in Illinois, USA, to Melissa (Della) Shiels, age 24, and Nelson Peter Cutright, age 34.

Lula married William Edward “Eddie” Wiggins on January 5, 1914, in Jefferson, Illinois, USA. They had three children during their marriage, Leland Wiggins 1913-1972; Gerald Edward Wiggins 1915-1974 and Charles Howard “Charlie” Wiggins 1917-1982.

Lula died on October 7, 1967, in Wayne, Michigan, USA, at the age of 72.

G6: Maude Cutright 1902-1970 & Loman Fry

Maude Cutright was born on February 24, 1902, in Illinois, USA, to Melissa (Della) Shiels, age 31, and Nelson Peter Cutright, age 40.

Maude had two sons with Loman Floyd Fry between 1919 and 1922, Boyd Benton Fry 1919-2000 and David Nelson Fry 1922-1981.

Maude died on January 14, 1970, in San Diego, California, USA, at the age of 67.

G5: Ada Shiels 1873-1875

Ada Shiels was born in 1873 in Greenup, Illinois and was the sixth child of Robert & Elizabeth (Prentice) Shiels. Ada died on November 12, 1875 in Greenup, Illinois.

G5: Lottie L. Shiels 1875-1890

Lottie L. Shiels was born in 1876 and was the seventh child of Robert & Elizabeth (Prentice) Shiels. Lottie died quite young on Sept 26, 1890 and is buried in the Prentice cemetery.

G5: John Shiels 1878

John Shiels was born in 1878 in Greenup, Illinois and was the eighth child of Robert & Elizabeth (Prentice) Shiels. He lost his mother when he was only 8 years old. Unfortunately we have no further info at this time.

G5: Carrie Shiels 1888-1964 & John Weeks

Carrie Shiels was born on November 22, 1888, in Illinois, USA, to Harriett “Hattie” Elizabeth Ozier, age 24, and Robert Hunter Shiels, age 49. She was the first child of Robert Shiels & Hattie Ozier.

Carrie married John Weeks however they did not have children.

John passed away on November 2, 1951, at the age of 77. Carrie died on June 21, 1964, in Kankakee, Illinois, USA, when she was 75 years old.

G5: Oliver Howard Shiels 1890-1958 & Emily Irno Cornwell

Oliver Howard Shiels was born on October 16, 1890, in Greenup, Illinois and was the second child of Robert Shiels & Hattie Ozier. He married Emily Irno Cornwell on March 6, 1943. They had one child during their marriage, Dorothy Shiels 1922-2007.

Oliver died on September 1, 1958, in his hometown at the age of 67.

 

 

G6: Dorothy Shiels 1922-2007 & Robert Schull

Dorothy Shiels was born on August 21, 1922, in Loami, Illinois, USA, to Emily Irno Cornwell, age 26, and Oliver Shiels, age 31.

She married Robert Shull on June 13, 1942, when she was 19 years old. They had three children, Lawrence Douglas Schull, James Schull and Jeanne Schull.

Robert passed away on February 10, 2005, in Eugene, Oregon, USA, at the age of 83. They had been married 62 years. Dorothy died on December 11, 2007, in Ridgecrest, California, USA, when she was 85 years old.

 

G5: Benjamin Harrison Shiels 1892-1969 & Bertha Gressel

Bennie Shiels was the third child of Robert Shiels & Hattie Ozier. He was born on August 24, 1892, in Greenup, Illinois.

He married Bertha Gressel and they had four sons and four daughters, Fred Harrison Shiels 1913-1986; Ivan Shiels 1921-1995; Mildred Shiels 1925-2006; Donald Gene Shiels 1929-2004; Helen E Shiels 1931-2017; Marion R Shiels 1933; Shirley A Shiels 1936 and Robert L Shiels 1939-2016.

Bennie died on August 14, 1969, in Casey, Illinois, USA, at the age of 76. Bertha died on October 27, 1977, in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, at the age of 82.

G6: Fred Harrison Shiels 1913-1986 & Louise Evelyn Howard

When Fred Harrison Shiels was born on May 28, 1913, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, his father, Benjamin, was 20 and his mother, Bertha, was 17. He married Louise Evelyn Howard on May 19, 1935, in Marion, Indiana, USA. They had one child during their marriage, Arnie Shiels 1935-2009.

Fred was an Engineer with L & N Railroad and he died on November 5, 1986, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, at the age of 73.

Fred was an Engineer with L & N Railroad.

G6: Ivan Shiels 1921-1995

Ivan L. Shiels was born on February 6, 1921, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, to Bertha Gressel, age 25, and Benjamin Shiels, age 28.

Ivan was married twice with no children, first to Janice Kaye Rogers and then to Mary Frances Orrell.

Ivan died on October 13, 1995, in Irving, Texas, USA, when he was 74 years old.

G6: Mildred Shiels 1925-2006 & Ray Archer

Mildred D Shiels was born on June 5, 1925, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, to Bertha Gressel, age 29, and Benjamin Shiels, age 32. 

She married Ray Archer on October 18, 1947. They had no children.

Mildred died on December 17, 2006, in Jackson, Missouri, USA, at the age of 81.

G6: Donald Gene Shiels 1929-2004 & Barbara Eileen Comer

When Donald G Shiels was born on June 7, 1929, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, his father, Benjamin, was 36 and his mother, Bertha, was 33.

He married Barbara Eileen Comer on December 17, 1949. They had two children during their marriage, Janet Lynn Shiels 1952 and Vicki Jean Shiels 1955.

Donald died on December 3, 2004, in Carmel, Indiana, USA, at the age of 75.

G6: Helen E Shiels 1931-2017 & Charles Orrell

When Helen E Shiels was born on January 30, 1931, in Greenup, Illinois, USA, her father, Benjamin, was 38, and her mother, Bertha, was 35. She married Charles Orrell on September 17, 1949, in Indiana, USA. They had two children during their marriage, Jolene Orrell and Lynn Orrell.

Charles died on January 16, 2011, in Highland, Illinois, USA, at the age of 82. Helen died on November 22, 2017, in Highland, Illinois, USA, at the age of 86.

G6: Marion R Shiels 1933-2015 & George Thomas Wright

When Marion R Shiels was born on February 9, 1933, in Illinois, USA, her father, Benjamin, was 40, and her mother, Bertha, was 37. She married George Thomas Wright and they had two children, Gary Wright and Jeff Wright.

George died on July 8, 2011, in Houston, Texas, USA, at the age of 80. Marion died on July 19, 2015, in Humble, Texas, USA, at the age of 82.

G6: Shirley Athey Shiels 1936

Shirley Athey Shiels was born on July 7, 1936, in Illinois, USA, to Bertha Gressel, age 40, and Benjamin Shiels, age 43. Unfortunately we have no other info at this time.

G6: Robert L Shiels 1939-2016 & Mertie Aileen Huddlestun

Robert L Shiels was born on January 14, 1939, in Clark, Illinois, USA, to Bertha Gressel, age 43, and Benjamin Shiels, age 46.

He married Mertie Aileen Huddlestun on September 29, 1957. They had four children during their marriage, Penny Sue Shiels 1958; Pamela Lou Shiels 1959-1998; Misty Shiels 1966 and Robin Michelle Shiels 1967.

Robert died on February 20, 2016, in Robinson, Illinois, USA, at the age of 77.