Harriet Adelaide Bonner

Brief Life History of Harriet Adelaide

When Harriet Adelaide Bonner was born on 29 July 1850, in Kinderhook, Kinderhook Township, 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

Sources (30)

  • Harriett Vaughn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • 1850 - Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Adelaide Bonner - birth: 29 July 1850; Kinderhook, Branch, Michigan, United States
  • 1867 - Harriet A Bonner and Malcolm W Vaughan, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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

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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