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Chelle Shonk (#47309738)
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Bio Photo IF I have personally transcribed a grave for HIGHLAND Cemetery, I have physically seen the GRAVE. I photo transcribed the first round, not all pics are clear so I go back and take a better picture.....

Currently in process of retaking better pictures, and replacing the current ones I have posted for Highland Cemetery.

As of 18 Sep 2014, I spoke to a couple of grave diggers who were at the cemetery, they did not know who owns Highland, nor does anyone else, and sadly they don't believe anyone actually knows who all is even buried there; ie old burials.

I am a Shonkwiler researcher, I scour the net for all the information I can find. I am also m_shonkwiler on Ancestry.
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William Shonkwiler
Thank you for the correction. It has been changes. Joe
Added by DHB on Nov 18, 2014 6:30 AM
Anna Shonkwiler Lawrence
I received your message regarding unlinking her. However, the person who linked her is the one who created her profile. That is the person you will need to contact.
Added by dlmiller1955 on Nov 12, 2014 9:08 AM
Jhere McKenzie
RE: Wiles photo's
You are so welcome! Happy Day, Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Oct 29, 2014 9:23 AM
C. Shane Stoneham
RE: mrgaret shonkwiler
going over some interesting doc i found something

margarets daughter martha was married to a guy in 1921 named joeseph p hoffman. an army vet which was born in 1848 and died 7 feb 1930

the interesting thing is the name of her beneficiary

is it possible that martha and margaret were one and the same person after all the inconsistent records could it really be that simple?

Name: Joseph Hoffman
Beneficiary's Name: Margaret A Hoffman
Event Type: Pension
Event Date: 1907-1933
Event Place: United States
Form Type: Army Widow
Death Date: 07 Feb 1930
Affiliate Publication Title: Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 , Affiliate Publication Number: M850 , GS Film number: 1635097 , Digital Folder Number: 004693227 , Image Number: 00178

Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 28, 2014 5:25 AM
C. Shane Stoneham
RE: mrgaret shonkwiler
Township 3, Fresno, California united states census 1870 page 24 margt gurth line 1=line4(common mispelling for gist
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 27, 2014 1:30 PM
C. Shane Stoneham
mrgaret shonkwiler
margaret shonkwiler had at least 2 husbands first husband was John G Butler died in 1844(he was only 32)

then she married arron burr gist in scot arkansas in 1847
in 1869(margeret was 57) she spent 6 months on a wagon train and landed in fresno california in 1870 she is listed on the census there in fresno 1870 census

says she is a widow and the name is "gurth" but it lists martha john and arron as well

memoirs say she her mom and four brothers two married so assume their wives came too came on wagon train as well

now comes a twist in `1870 you have John Wesley Gist 20 Aron Burr Gist 15 listed with martha being 22 and margeret being 57 so we know for sure in 1870 Margaret was in fresno ca andlisted as widowed i think the next stop ws in scott county z so might be good idea to search there i know that is where martha ended up a few years later
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 25, 2014 4:17 AM
C. Shane Stoneham
my posting of Margaret Shonkwiler

any info youd like to add just fyi she is my third great grandmother
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 24, 2014 4:28 PM
C. Shane Stoneham
RE: Martha Angeline Gist
no only thing she mentioned is in 1869 she came to California with her and the family(charlton) says she t that time was thought to be dead by the head of the gist family and then found out she was alive in a letter (which was destroyed by marthas daughters years later) the letter was eloquently put about not wanting to disrupt their new lives as Margret remarried(while still married to Arron Gist)thinking he was dead it was the civil war at that time and the family was split up in fact marthas first husband was killed my "bushwhsckers" which were basically thieves whom plundered wethly houses back then during the war
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Oct 24, 2014 3:23 PM
Ellen Sneed
Thanks so much. When I read your description of the cemetery, and the fact that no one knows who owns it, I felt that she and her family should be acknowledged.

Added by MSL on Oct 20, 2014 12:05 PM
Barb Skaggs Norton
Susie Belle Shonkwiler Grover
Thank you for the text to add to Susie's Bio. I had your contribution but this was a very nice transcription that I know takes time, so I honored that time and Susie. Maybe we could share notes sometime.
Added by Barb Skaggs Norton on Oct 20, 2014 11:16 AM
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