The Barre Times
August 12, 1930
Death of Louis Shontell, Civil War Veteran
Louis Shontell passed away at 11:30 on Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Clement,
where he had been since last January. He was then taken to the home of William Shontell on Randall Street,
where his body remained until the hour of the funeral. The deceased was the son of Mr and Mrs Augustus
Shontell and he was born October 10, 1845 in Middlesex. He attended the public schools and when he was
20 years of age he enlisted in the army when he and six brothers, he being the youngest, became members
of the Union Army. Mr. Shontell was a member of Co. G, 6th regiment of Vermont and was honorably discharged
after three years of service. He was by trade a blacksmith, and was one of the employees that did work for
the Hoosic tunnel many years ago. Mr. Shontell was a much respected citizen and he was known by all the
children in his vicinity. He was especially fond of little children and when he called on any of his grandchildren
and also great grandchildren for the first time he always brought to them a bank book with a deposit. He has made
his home with his daughter, Mrs. John Jackman of Stowe, since the death of Mrs. Shontell about forty-two years
ago, and as his health failed and he was unable to be about, he came here to be with Mrs. Clement. Besides
these two daughters, he is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Lillian Smith of Barre, Mrs. Lydia Machia of Orange
and Mrs. Peter Berno of Montpelier, and two sons, Willliam Shontell of Waterbury and Fred Shontell of Moretown.
The late Mrs. Fred Jewett was another daughter. There are seventeen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Catholic Church in Northfield, Rev. Fr. Lynch officiating.
There was a large gathering of friends and relatives. The flowers were many and beautiful, coming from neighbors
and close associates. Employees of the O'Clair granite works were represented as well as the American Legion.
Bearers were the four sons-in-laws, George Clement, F.A. Jewett, Frank Machia and John Jackman. The silk flag,
which covered the casket at the home, was presented by the Relief Corps of Stowe. The United States Veterans
bureau also presented a large flag, it being used during the service on the casket. Following the prayer of
Father Lynch at the grave, the Grand Army ritual was read by Harold Harvey. Burial was made in the family
lot in Northfield. The funeral mass will be said Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Andrews Church
here in Waterbury. The Knights of Columbus went to the home of Mr and Mrs Shontell to offer prayer for the deceased.
Clara Farnham Shontell
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