Charles Penrose Brunker

11 February 1868–22 May 1916 (Age 48)
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles Penrose

When Charles Penrose Brunker was born on 11 February 1868, in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Brunker, was 23 and his mother, Isabella Marshall, was 27. He married Helen Penman on 14 January 1890, in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Vernal Utah Temple, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 22 May 1916, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Penrose Brunker
Helen Penman
Marriage: 14 January 1890
Naomi Isabelle Brunker
Helen Edith Brunker
Blair Murn Brunker
Florence Brunker

Spouse and Children

14 January 1890
Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1873 · Settlers arrived in Vernal

Age 5

On Feb 14, 1873, Pardon Dodds, among others, came to the valley to raise livestock.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 13

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Brünken near Stettin or from either of two places called Brunken, in the Rhineland and Brandenburg.

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles P. Brunker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Brunker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles T Brunker in household of Jane E Cabble, "United States Census, 1880"

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