Harriet Adelaide Bonner

29 July 1850–23 October 1920 (Age 70)
Kinderhook, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harriet Adelaide

When Harriet Adelaide Bonner was born on 29 July 1850, in Kinderhook, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Ira H Bonner, was 38 and her mother, Mary Louisa Lambson, was 34. She married Malcom Wallace Vaughan on 3 September 1867, in Newaygo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Milton Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Tyrone Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 October 1920, at the age of 70, and was buried in Kent City, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Malcom Wallace Vaughan
Harriet Adelaide Bonner
Marriage: 3 September 1867
Sarah Louisa Vaughan
Ira Don Vaughn
S T Vaughan
Hattie Irena Vaughan
Seth Sylvan Vaughan
Ethel Avis Vaughan
Jennie M. Vaughan

Spouse and Children

3 September 1867
Newaygo, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Harriett Vaughn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • 1910 - Harriett Bonner Vaughan in household of Malcolm W Vaughan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1860 - Harriet A Bonner in household of Ira Bonner, "United States Census, 1860"

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