Shonnio, George A.
Age: 20, credited to Duxbury, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1840, Duxbury, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Frederick, SD
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Brown County Pioneer Dead
George Shonio Dies at Home in Frederick Yesterday;
Settled in 1881
George Shonio of Frederick, one of Brown County's oldest pioneers, died at the home of his sister in law, Mrs. E. T. Scott about 8:30 yesterday morning, from a complication of diseases from which he had been suffering for a long time. Mr. Shonio was born in Vermont and was 74 years of age. He served with four brothers in the Civil War in a well known Vermont regiment and was captured by the rebel cavalry and forced to a long term in Libby prison until he was exchanged for Confederate prisoners. After the war, he returned to Vermont, and finally came to South Dakota, settling in Federick in 1881. His wife died about a year ago. Two adopted sons, Grant Grandpre of Aberdeen and Ed Grandpre of Salt Lake City, survive and a sister residing in Vermont. Funeral services will be held from his home Sunday morning.
Aberdeen (SD) American, July 17, 1914
Contributed by Nancy Duffy.
Webmaster's Note: The following is included to show how long it took to get news from South Dakota to Vermont in the early 1900s.
Phillip Shonio has received news of ther death of his uncle, George Shonio, in Frederick, S.D. Shonio was a veteran of the Civil war and lived for a time in Duxbury.
Barre Daily Times, Aug. 5, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.