Edna Victoria Bongard

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

The Life 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
Edna Victoria Bongard
Marriage: 2 June 1903
George Robert Willison Bongard
Marshall Joseph Willison
Nellie Louise Victoria Willison
Roy Stewart Bongard
Norman Mitchell Willison Bongard

Spouse and Children

2 June 1903
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Parents and Siblings



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

1 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 .2 Dutch: variant of Boomgaard ( see Boomgarden ).3 French: nickname for a trusted servant, from bon ‘good’ + gars ‘servant’, ‘lad’.

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

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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 (3)

  • Edna V Eller in household of Thos J Eller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elna T Willison in household of George Willison, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Edna Bondguard in household of Julia A Bondguard, "Canada Census, 1901"

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