Mary Fender

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

The Life 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
1839–1912
Mary Fender
1843–1873
Marriage: 27 March 1860
Aldina E. Bonnewell
1860–1951
Arthur R Bonewell
1863–
Harriet A. Bonewell
1865–1913
Ora Ellsworth Bonewell
1868–1927
Elihu Harding Bonewell
1870–1961

Spouse and Children

    Littleton Keller Bonewell

    Male1839–1912Male

    Female1843–1873Female

MARRIAGE
27 March 1860
Owen, Indiana, United States
children

(5)

    Female1860–1951Female

    Arthur R Bonewell

    Male1863–Male

    Harriet A. Bonewell

    Female1865–1913Female

    Ora Ellsworth Bonewell

    Male1868–1927Male

    Male1870–1961Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

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.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 13

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from fend, a shortened form of defend, thus ‘defender’.2 South German: from Alemannic Venner ‘flag bearer’, ‘ensign’ or Fähndrich, which has the same meaning ( see Fenrich ).3 South German: variant of Fendler .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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