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John Jenks Shonk
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1815
Hope
Warren County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 1, 1904
Plymouth
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, May-3-1904

Funeral of John J, Shonk.
The funeral of the late Hon. John J. Shonk occurred this afternoon from the family residence on East Main Street, and it was simple, characteristic of the life of the deceased. The remains reposed in a casket in the parlor at the residence and presented a natural appearance, resembling a deep peaceful sleep. A host of friends and acquaintances many of them coming a distance was present and viewed the remains taking their last farewell look at the remains. The service was conducted by Rev. J. Bradshaw, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which the deceased was a member. The pastor, Rev. Mr. Bradshaw, after reading scriptural passages, spoke a consolatory sermon, touching on the life of the deceased and his many good traits, and charitable disposition. His passing away removes a loving father and a good citizen. At the conclusion of the services the cortege wended its way to the Shawnee cemetery where the remains were reverently consigned to earth in the family plot. A large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered at the cemetery and showed by their presence their regard for the memory of the one that was esteemed by all. The pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased; they were Edward, John, William, and Herbert Shonk, Jay Stevens and George Rennard. 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Shonk (1791 - 1844)
  Beulah Jenks Shonk (1793 - 1862)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Chamberlin Shonk (1819 - 1843)*
  Frances Rinas Shonk (1827 - 1846)*
  Amanda Davenport Shonk (1819 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Shonk (1841 - 1841)*
  Henry Shonk (1845 - 1846)*
  Albert Davenport Shonk (1847 - 1936)*
  George Washington Shonk (1850 - 1900)*
  John J. Shonk (1853 - 1854)*
  James H. Shonk (1858 - 1859)*
  Charles Shonk (1861 - 1862)*
  John R. Shonk (1862 - 1863)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Jenks Shonk (1815 - 1904)
  Elizabeth Shonk Ransom (1817 - 1895)*
  Henry B. Shonk (1822 - 1835)*
  Michael Shonk (1826 - 1900)*
  Andrew Jackson Shonk (1839 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shawnee Cemetery
Plymouth
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: 489 & 494
 
Created by: Miles L. Davenport
Record added: Nov 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31817841
John Jenks Shonk
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John Jenks Shonk
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John Jenks Shonk
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This is a biographical obituary that appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Times on May 2, 1904 that tells of the character of John Jenks Shonk:HON. JOHN J. SHONK OF PLYMOUTH DEAD Hon. John J Shonk, of Plymouth, passed to his final reward Sunday morning at 1 o'c...(Read more)
- Sylvia
 Added: Aug. 14, 2012
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 Added: Mar. 9, 2009
 
 
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