Howard Amos Shields
ANY information on my Grandfather Howard Amos Shields who states on 1900 census in Benicia/Solano, CA that he was born 1845 in Illinois, Father was born Ireland and Mother born Virginia, Married wife Mary Louise Donovan(but may have used her mother's maiden name of Farnsworth?)1895 and was a hotel keeper. Abandoned wife and 2 children in Glen Cove, CA 1904 and vanished. Tall, red hair & blue eyes. The only other documents ever located are tax records when he and my grandmother lived in Shasta County, CA and ran the "Tower House Hotel" in 1898 and newspaper article stating he purchased same from Mr. John Shed. Beginning to think he lied about his name and maybe everything else. Where did he come from and where did he go?