Mrs. Catherine Shiles died at her home at West Mill Creek Tuesday night at the advanced age of eighty-nine years. Mrs. Shiles had been in failing health for some time and her death was not unexpected. She came to her present home in 1866 and was well known throughout the county. She was well known by many of the Vandalia Railroad people, some of whom boarded with her during the time the railroad was being built. So far as known she had no living relatives. Source: Marshall (IL) Republican, November 27, 1908
Catherine married John W. Shiles, son of Elias* Shiles and Rachel Cardiff, about 1848. (John W. Shiles was born on 11 Jan 1812 in Sussex Co., DE,3 4 5 died on 11 Jun 1880 in IL and was buried about 14 Jun 1880 in Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham, Effingham Co., IL.)
1 1870 IN Census, Listed as age 47 in Hagerstown, Wayne Co.
2 1880 IL Census, Listed as age 57 in Marshall, Clark Co.
3 Shiles Bible Records - Copy from University of Virginia Library (These records are from and 1867 Bible from the James W. Shiles Family in Alexandria, VA.).
4 1870 IN Census, Listed as age 59 in Hagerstown, Wayne Co.
1880 IL Census, Listed as age 69 in Marshall, Clark Co.