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Elizabeth Holly Komisar Shones
Birth: Sep. 14, 1906
Chernihivs'ka, Ukraine
Death: Apr. 5, 1998
Independence
Polk County
Oregon, USA

Elizabeth was born in Nesterovka, Ukraine, Russia and immigrated to America when about seven years old. She is listed on the 1920 census as Sonna, age 13. She married Arthur Shones in Minnesota, where they resided and had six children - Donald, George, Arnold, Virginia, James and Rosella. They came to Oregon, settling in Independence. Grandma Shones was more than wonderful to her grandchildren and her step-grandchildren. She always raised chickens and had them running free throughout her yard. She would let the grandkids gather eggs and put up with them chasing the chickens, even though it meant there would be no eggs for awhile after the grandchildren left! She always had a thick accent as if she had only recently learned English. She was a free spirit and laughed that her neighbor thought that she had something going on with the woman's husband because they frequently met at the side fence. He was her bookie and was taking bets on the (greyhound) dog races held in Salem! She decided to die at home and passed away with her family around her at the age of 91 in Independence. She is buried next to Art at Fircrest Cemetery and is greatly missed. 
 
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 Parents:
  John K. Komisar (1872 - 1947)
  Martha Byer Komisar (1873 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  Arthur George Shones (1898 - 1972)
 
 Children:
  Arnold J Shones (1928 - 1996)*
  James Peter Shones (1932 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry J. Komisar (1894 - 1965)*
  Mary Louise Komisar Greer (1902 - 1984)*
  Vosie Komisar (1904 - 1988)*
  Elizabeth Holly Komisar Shones (1906 - 1998)
  Elda Martha Komisar Rahman (1912 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fircrest Cemetery
Monmouth
Polk County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 1 South, Lot 12 B
 
Created by: Margie & Bob von M
Record added: May 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52881827
Elizabeth Holly <i>Komisar</i> Shones
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Elizabeth Holly <i>Komisar</i> Shones
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Elizabeth - a wonderful grandmother to all!
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