John Alexander Gillespie Shields

"Bishop Shields"
24 September 1857–27 September 1941

John Alexander Gillespie Shields was born on 24 September 1857 to Archibald C. Shields and Helen Gillespie in Tooele, Utah Territory. He married Louise Hansen on 22 April 1881. Shields served as the president of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association in his ward and then became bishop of the Lakeview Ward on 23 December 1888. He died on 27 September 1941 in Tooele.[1]

  1. [1] “Shields, John Gillespie,” in Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 3 (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1920), 236; John Alexander Gillespie Shields, death certificate, 27 Sept. 1941, “Utah Death Certificates, 1904–1964,” database with images, FamilySearch,