By JOHN LASOLA SHINN III
L.A. Zamboanga Times
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
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.
photos by JOHN L. SHINN III / LAZT
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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