Leonard Edgar Bonner

May 1899–12 November 1974 (Age 75)
Jones, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Leonard Edgar

When Leonard Edgar Bonner was born in May 1899, in Jones, Mississippi, United States, his father, Jeffferson Davis Bonner, was 31 and his mother, Mary Louella Gatlin, was 32. He lived in Greenwood, Leflore, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 3, Washington, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 12 November 1974, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Washington, Mississippi, United States.

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 8

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: nickname from Middle English boner(e), bonour ‘gentle’, ‘courteous’, ‘handsome’ (Old French bonnaire, from the phrase de bon(ne) aire ‘of good bearing or appearance’, from which also comes modern English debonair).2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a common medieval personal name derived from Latin Honorius.3 Swedish: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lenard E Bonner in household of J D Bonner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leonard E Bonner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard Bonner in household of J D Bonner, "United States Census, 1910"

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