Fifth Generation


89. Dorris Lynn BERTRAM was born on 5 June 1923 in Snyder, Scurry County, Texas.23 She died on 12 February 1996 at the age of 72 in Grayson, Denton County, Texas.

Texas Birth Certificate, 5 Jun 1923.
Dorris Lynn Bertram, born Snyder, Scurry Co, TX to William Eston Bertram and Velma Bell White,both age 26. William born Boonville, AR; Velma in Ladonia, TX. He was doing clerical work at T. B. Ware Grocery. Velma gave the information - she was living at 110 Amarillo, Abilene, TX. The certificate was the correction for "Baby Bertram" and was made by affidavit, 15 Feb 1943.

1951 Abilene, TX City Directory
Robt W. Shield (Dorris) deputy sheriff; home, 4006 Redbud Circle


Dorris L. Shield, age 34, b. 5 Jun 1923 arrived in New York on 23 Oct 1957 from Le Harve, via Southampton, England. Robert W. Shield, b. 23 Feb 1921, was marked through. Sandra L. Shield, born 18 Sep 1942. Robert W. Shield, Jr., b. 18 Oct 1946. John N. Shield, b. 26 Apr 1948. All marked as living in Scotland. Robert Shield, the elder, was in the U.S. AirForce. They had U.S. passports and that was their permanent residence - they planned to be in Scotland for three years.

Dorris L. Shield, age 37, b. 5 Jun 1923, Arrived 24 July 1960 at the port of Newark, NJ. Her residence was Little Rock AFB, Arkansas; permanent address was 1117 Buccaneer Dr., Abilene, TX. She boarded in Scotland.


Texas Death Index gives her place of death as Grayson Co, TX. Social Security lists her last residence as Bonham, Fannin Co, TX.

Buried Dallas-Ft Worth National Cemetery as wife of Robert W. Shield. He served in U.S. Air Force. Dorris was born 5 Jun 1923; died 12 Feb 1996.

Robert William SHIELD (private).

Dorris Lynn BERTRAM and Robert William SHIELD had the following children:

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Sandra Lynn SHIELD.

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ii.

Robert William SHIELD.

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iii.

John Michael SHIELD.