Susan Bonner

11 April 1834–7 May 1909 (Age 75)
Ovid Township, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Bonner was born on 11 April 1834, in Ovid Township, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Ira H Bonner, was 21 and her mother, Mary Louisa Lambson, was 18. She married William Patterson on 10 September 1851, in Branch, Michigan, United States. She lived in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 7 May 1909, in Tyrone Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Casnovia, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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William Patterson
Susan Bonner
Marriage: 10 September 1851

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10 September 1851
Branch, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 3

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Susan Bonner in household of Ira Bonner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan H Bonner Welliver, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Susan Bonner, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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