Leonard Edgar Bonner

MaleMay 1899–12 November 1974

Brief Life History 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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Leonard Edgar Bonner
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  • Lenard E Bonner in household of J D Bonner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leonard Edgar Bonner, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Leonard E Bonner, "United States Census, 1940"

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

English: from Middle English boner(e), bonour ‘gentle, courteous’ (Old French bonnaire, shortened from debonnaire). This surname is also common in Ireland where it was adopted for Ó Cnáimhsighe, see Bonar 2.

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a common medieval personal name derived from Latin Honorius with fused patronymic marker (a)p, normally voiced before a vowel.

German (also Bönner): from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Bonhard, formed with the element bon ‘request, petition’ (compare Latin bonus). This surname is also found in Sweden.

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

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