Charles Shotis (1898-1993), SSN: 366-01-6150


Charles was born October 26, 1898 in Pennsylvania, to parents Jonas Szates (c1874-aft1920) and Marijona Daukšaitė (c1881-aft1920).

Marriage to Anne Griggas[]

Charles married Anne Sylvia Griggas (1910-2004).

Children by Anne Griggas[]

A complete list of Charles' children by Anne Griggas are as follows:

Second marriage to Eva Hall[]

Charles married secondly to Eva E. Hall (?-c2000). They had no children together.

The following passage comes from the scrapbook of an Anna Koyl:


A double wedding took place on July 25, and was preformed by Reverend G. Edgar SCHADE of the West Side Gospel Tabernacle, when Nettie L. ERVANS of the Mt. Pleasant area became the bride of William A. PIATT of Shepherd and her daughter,Eva E. HALL, married Charles SHOTIS of Melvindale, Michigan. At the ceremony held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Bolton WELCH, Sr., the brides wore pink and blue dresses with corsages of pink rosebuds and white carnations. A luncheon was given by Mrs. WELCH and served by Mrs. PIATT'S granddaughters, Pat WELCH and Roxie FOX. Mr. and Mrs. SHOTIS left for a wedding trip west and to visist her son in Missouri. On their return, they will make their home at 17236 Flint Street in Melvindale. Mr. PIATT will be 83 this August and his bride is 73 yrs. old.The PIATTS will make their home at South Isabella Road.[1]


Charles died January 13, 1993 in Polk County, Florida. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.


Suggested Research[]

Charles' daughter Rosemary is still living, and she is believed to have further information.