Nathan Shaw Bunker

Male31 March 1856–15 October 1920

Brief Life History of Nathan Shaw

When Nathan Shaw Bunker was born on 31 March 1856, in East Sullivan, Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, Barney Hill Bunker, was 34 and his mother, Olive Jane Ash, was 29. He married Mary Caroline Johnson on 5 January 1878, in Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States. He lived in Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States for about 10 years and Monroe, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1910. He died on 15 October 1920, in East Sullivan, Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 64.

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Nathan Shaw Bunker
Mary Caroline Johnson
Marriage: 5 January 1878

Sources (4)

  • Nathan Bunker in household of Barney H Bunker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nathan Shaw Bunker, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Nathan Bunker in household of Barney Bunker, "United States Census, 1870"

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  • Marriage
    5 January 1878Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 7

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 19

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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