John Edwin Schonour


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Mabel Edith Kelchner

John Edwin Schonour

  • Born: 3 Feb 1889, Sinking Spring, Berks Co., PA
  • Marriage: Mabel Edith Kelchner
  • Died: 9 Oct 1961, Reading, Berks Co., PA at age 72
  • Buried: 12 Oct 1961, Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA

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See general notes on his wife, Mabel E. Kelchner, for various family facts.

The WWI Draft Registration for John E. Schonour taken in Sinking Spring on June 5, 1917 records his date of birth as February 3, 1889 in Sinking Spring. He is a Machinist with Textile Machine Works and is married with 3 children. He is medium height and build with brown eyes and brown hair.

Reading Eagle - Oct. 9, 1961, page 19
John E. Schonour
Sinking Spring, Oct. 9 - John E. Schonour 72 died this morning in his residence at 44 Woodrow Ave., this place.
He was born in Berks County, a son of the late Joseph and Ellen (Smith) Schonour. He was a retired employe of the Textile Machine Works, and was a member of the Sinkng Spring Fire Co. and the Denver Orioles.
Surviving are his widow, Mabel (Kelcher) Schonour; two sons, Herbert and Charles, both of this place; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and two brothers, William, Reading, and Clarence, this place.
Funeral services will be held in the Lamb & Whitman Funeral Home, Wernersville, on Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John S. Sowa officiating. Burial will be made in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Reading Eagle - Oct. 11, 1961, page 54
SCHONOUR - On the 9th inst., in Sinking Spring. JOHN E. SCHONOUR, age 72 years.
Services from the Lamb & Whitman Funeral Home, Wernersville, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening 7 to 9.


John married Mabel Edith Kelchner, daughter of Jacob Kelchner Jr. and Alice Noll. (Mabel Edith Kelchner was born on 24 Jan 1892 in Lower Heidelburg, Berks Co., PA. and died in Dec 1984 in Reading, Berks Co., PA..)

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