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Shonnio, George A.


Age: 20, credited to Duxbury, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 10/9/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. G, 6th VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/3/62, tr to Co. G, 2nd VRC, 9/1/63, m/o 10/17/63, reen 5/19/64, m/o 7/8/65

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Birth: abt 1840, Duxbury, VT
Death: 07/16/1914


Alias?: Shonio, George A.
Pension?: Yes, 5/14/1866
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Frederick, SD. All five Shonnio veterans in the database are brothers.


2nd Great Granduncle of Charles J. Anair, Hesperia, CA

2nd Great Granduncle of Nancy Duffy, Berlin, VT

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George A. Shonnio

Aberdeen (SD) American, July 17, 1914

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 calvary 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.

Contributed by Nancy Duffy.


Phillip Shonio has received news of the 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.

Source: Barre Times, Aug. 5, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.