By JOHN LASOLA SHINN III
Founder-Editor
L.A. Zamboanga Times


    Zeller Hazen Shinn (inset, bottom left), the father of my grand-father
John Ignacio Shinn Sr. (inset, top left), was buried at
Grave 845-A at the
Presidio Military Cemetery in San Francisco.

    In 1898, at age 17, Zeller---who listed his occupation in his enlistment
papers as a photographer---went to the Philippines as 
a "volunteer" (he
was one of the 7,000 young Americans who heeded the call of President
William McKinley "to spread the White Man's burden) at the start of the
Spanish-American War.

    Zeller, who was born and raised in Russellville, Arkansas, eventually
married Joaquina Bondoy Ignacio of Zamboanga City. The 
marriage pro-
duced four children: John Sr., Fanny, Dionisio and Rosie.

  The late John Atilano Shinn Jr. --- the son of John Sr. who passed away
July 9, 2009 --- is the father
of L.A. Zamboanga Times founder-editor
John Lasola Shinn III whose only son is
John Ruiz Shinn IV.

Right inset photos by JOHN L. SHINN III / LAZT
Left inset photos courtesy of LOURDES A. SHINN


Remembering my great grandfather Zeller Hazen Shinn on Memorial
Day at Grave 845-A, Presidio Military Cemetery in San Francisco, Calif.

    Zeller Hazen
Shinn, the father of my grandfather, John Sr., was buried
at 
Grave 845-A at the Presidio Military Cemetery in San Francisco upon his
death in 1915.

     Zeller, at age 17 in 1898, went to the Philippines at the start of the Spanish-American War. He died on May 16, 1915 at the Presidio's Letter-
man Hospital at the age of 32. His cause of death was listed as: "raptured appendix." 

Photo by VINCENT ALVAREZ / LAZT

*** The Shinn Family History 
click here
*** 14 Generations of Shinn Family Tree  click here


Copyright 2009 | By John L. Shinn III
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