Members from BPOE #249’s 127 Years of History — M. J. Shields

M. J. Shields

  • Born in Lockport NY –1852
  • completed school in Rochester NY — 1868
  • businessman — San Francisco CA — 1870-1878
  • implement dealer, mill machinery dealer & saw mill owner/operator — Moscow — 1870-1899
  • University of Idaho Board of Regents — 1891-1893
  • built current Moscow Hotel building — 1892
  • grass seed grower and marketer — 1899-
  • formed/owned/operated Moscow Electric Light and Power Company 1904
  • owner & operator of electrical furnishings store
  • charter member of Moscow Elks Lodge #249
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249 – on lodge wall of remembrance
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