Mary Fender

1843–26 February 1873 (Age 30)
Lafayette Township, Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Fender was born in 1843, in Lafayette Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, her father, David Calvin Fender, was 37 and her mother, Frances M Whitaker, was 38. She married Littleton Keller Bonewell on 27 March 1860, in Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 26 February 1873, in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Sumner, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Littleton Keller Bonewell
Mary Fender
Marriage: 27 March 1860
Aldina E. Bonnewell
Arthur R Bonewell
Harriet A. Bonewell
Arra Ellsworth Bonewell
Elihu Harding Bonewell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1860Owen, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 8
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    Age 11
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English or Scots fender, fendour ‘defender, protector’.South German: from Alemannic Venner ‘flag bearer, ensign’ or Fähndrich, which has the same meaning (see Fenrich ).South German: variant of Fendler .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Polly A Bonewell in household of Littleton Bonewell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Polly Fenders in entry for Elihu H Bonnewell and Agnes B Andrews, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
    • Polly A Fender in household of David Fender, "United States Census, 1850"

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