Biography of William D. Shields
Forest County, PA Biographies





WILLIAM D. SHIELDS, lumber manufacturer and merchant, Clarington, a son of William and Nancy (Winlack) Shields, was born at Clarington, Forest Co., Penn., May 18, 1858. He was educated at the township schools. and Iron City Commercial College, at Pittsburgh, and has since been engaged in lumbering, boat building, etc., in connection with his brother, S. H. Shields, under the firm name of W. D. & S. H. Shields. They also conduct a general mercantile business, which was established in 1881. Our subject was married, in 1884, to Miss Edith, daughter of Henry L. Van Horn, of Indiana county, Penn., and they have one child, Van S. Mr. Shields is identified with the Democratic party; was elected county commissioner in 1884, and is now serving his second term; has also filled various township offices. He is a member of Mingo Lodge, No. 502. I. O. O. F., of Clarion county, and of the K. of P., No. 477, of Brookville, Jefferson county.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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