Edna Victoria Bongard

28 March 1889–8 September 1931 (Age 42)
Averill, Midland, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Edna Victoria

When Edna Victoria Bongard was born on 28 March 1889, in Averill, Midland, Michigan, United States, her father, Robert McLaughlin Bongard, was 39 and her mother, Julia Ann Hawley, was 23. She married George Henry Willison on 2 June 1903, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada in 1916. She died on 8 September 1931, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Willison
1880–1953
Edna Victoria Bongard
1889–1931
Marriage: 2 June 1903
George Robert Willison Bongard
1904–1991
Marshall Joseph Willison
1905–1905
Nellie Louise Victoria Willison
1906–1907
Roy Stewart Bongard
1909–1972
Norman Mitchell Willison Bongard
1911–1987

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1903Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1898 · Oregon Historical Society
    Age 9
    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 12
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    German: from Middle Low German bōm ‘tree’ + gard ‘garden’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard or a nickname for someone who owned or worked in one. Compare Baumgarten .Dutch: variant of Bogard or Bogaard , cognates of 1.French: habitational name from a minor locality named with bon ‘good’ + gard, the objective case of Old French gardin ‘garden’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Baumgarten
    Bungard

    Story Highlight

    Life History of George Robert Willison Bongard

    I was born on June 17, 1904, in the Elmwood District of the city of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, country of Canada. My fathers name was George Henry Willison (born 1883). My mothers name was Edna …

    Sources (17)

    • Edna V Eller in household of Thos J Eller, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Edna Bongard in entry for Norman M Bongard and Eveyl D Wheeler, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Elna T Willison in household of George Willison, "Canada Census, 1916"

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