Charles Bunker

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Bunker was born on 4 March 1833, in Rusagonis, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Samuel Bunker, was 45 and his mother, Rebecca Thomas, was 30. He married Elisabeth Caroline Smith on 6 June 1861, in Rusagonis, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada in 1881 and Queens, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901. He died on 23 March 1903, in Rusagonis, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Rusagonis Station, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Charles Bunker
Elisabeth Caroline Smith
Marriage: 6 June 1861
Ella Christina Bunker
Manzer Whitfield Bunker
George Elbridge Bunker
Hartley Thomas Bunker
Merton Wisdom Bunker
Ida Maria Bunker
Alice May Bunker
Stella Elizabeth Bunker

Sources (16)

  • Charles Bunker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Charles Bunker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Chas Bunker in entry for Herbert Noble and Ida Bunker, "Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

World Events (4)

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

Name Meaning

English: nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (from Latin cor).

German (Bünker): variant of Bönker (see Boenker ).

History: Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, was named as land assigned in 1634 to George Bunker of Charlestown, who had emigrated from Odell in Bedfordshire, England.

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

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