Susan Bonner

Female11 April 1834–7 May 1909

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

William Patterson
1834–about 1894
Susan Bonner
Marriage: 10 September 1851

Sources (7)

  • Susan Bonner in household of Ira Bonner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Susan Bonner - birth: 1834; Ovid Twp, Branch, Michigan, United States
  • Susan Bonner, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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  • Marriage
    10 September 1851Branch, Michigan, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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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

    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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