Nathan Shaw Bunker

31 March 1856–15 October 1920 (Age 64)
East Sullivan, Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life 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 in 1870 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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Family Time Line

Nathan Shaw Bunker
Mary Caroline Johnson
Marriage: 5 January 1878

Spouse and Children


    Mary Caroline Johnson


5 January 1878
Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Ada Ash Bunker


    Fannie Bunker


    Isabelle Bunker


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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

1 English: nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (Latin cor).2 German: variant of Boenker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathan Bunker in household of Barney Bunker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan S Bunker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nathan Shaw Bunker, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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