Electa A Bonner

27 March 1812–8 November 1888 (Age 76)
Royalton Center, Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States

The Life of Electa A

When Electa A Bonner was born on 27 March 1812, in Royalton Center, Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States, her father, John C Bonner, was 30 and her mother, Catharine Potter, was 30. She married Lucas Withington in 1833. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 8 November 1888, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kinderhook, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Lucas Withington
Electa A Bonner
Marriage: 1833
Helen E Withington
William Henry Withington
Hiram A Withington
Horace M. Withington
Huldah Esther Withington

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 15

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Electa A Withington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Electa Withington in household of Hellen E Cudner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Electa A Withington, "United States Census, 1860"

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