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Charles Henry Tonsing

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  • Name Charles Henry Tonsing  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 30 September 1889  Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Occupation Chief Clerk Of The Grand Rapids Indiana Railroad; Examiner Penna RR Co. 
    Cemetery Rosedale Memorial Park 
    Death Notice Grand Rapids Press, October 19, 1974, p. 5B and October 20, 1974, p. 2F
    TONSING-Charles H. Tonsing, aged 85, of Villa Elizabeth, passed away Friday at Ferguson Droste Hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary H. Blair and Mrs. Bernard E. (Helen) Boman, both of Grand Rapids; four grandchildren, nine great-greatchildren; a sister; Mrs. Rose Rolape; several nieces and nephews, all of Fort Wayne, Ind. The deceased was with the Pennsylvania Railroad as Chief Clerk to Trainmaster at Grand Rapids for 58 years, retiring in 1963. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 12 o’clock noon in St. Fracis Xavier Church. Interment Rosedale Memorial Park. Mr. Tonsing reposes at the Ronan-Mortuary, 1701 Madison Ave. where a Scripture Service will be held Sunday evening at 8 o’clock. The family will meet friends at the mortuary Saturday from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 t 9.  [3
    Residence(s) 1900: 10 Oak, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    1909-10: 1123 Summit St., Fort Wayne, Indiana
    1911: 2409 Winter, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    1917-20: 321 E. William, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    1930-36: 312 Cass Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI
    1939-41: 1027 Underwood av SE, Grand Rapids, MI  [1, 4, 5
    Died 18 October 1974  Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Person ID I5935  Lisa's Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 November 2015 

    Father Henry Tonsing,   b. 23 June 1865, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 April 1948  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Anna A Schnorberger,   b. May 1866, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1952  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 24 November 1886  Allen Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Residence(s) 1900: 10 Oak, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    1910: 1123 Summit St., Fort Wayne, Indiana  [1, 4
    Family ID F4049  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Grace B Reynolds,   b. about 1885, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 January 1968, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 7 February 1911  Allen Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Helen Elisabeth Tonsing,   b. 22 January 1916, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 February 2007, Kent Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Mary Hortense Tonsing,   b. 3 April 1913, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 February 1998  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F4051  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Railroad pension claim A959746, record 637323, claim location X010 [10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S831] .

    2. [S1376] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 30 Sep 1889.

    3. [S2078] .

    4. [S832] .

    5. [S1376] WWI Draft Registration Cards.

    6. [S831] ca 1887.

    7. [S255] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, 24 Nov 1886.

    8. [S1496] .

    9. [S255] Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920.

    10. [S3134] U.S. Railroad Retirement Board Pension Claims.


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