Benjamin Burton Bonestell

November 1868–1953 (Age 84)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Benjamin Burton

When Benjamin Burton Bonestell was born in November 1868, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, George Nelson Bonestell, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Falk, was 35. He married Gertrude Eyer about 1896. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Royal Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died in 1953, at the age of 85, and was buried in Royal, Antelope, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Burton Bonestell
Gertrude Eyer
Marriage: about 1896
George M. Bonestell
Twinkle Elizabeth Bonestell
Gordon B Bonestell

Spouse and Children

about 1896


Parents and Siblings

    George Nelson Bonestell


    Elizabeth Falk




    Watson Alonzo Bonestell


    Isabelle Bonestell


    Hattie L Bonestell



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.
1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 2

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of North German Bohnestiel, a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a very tall person, from Low German Bohne ‘bean’ + Stiel ‘stalk’.2 Americanized spelling of French Bonôtal ‘good hotel’.

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

Sources (3)

  • B B Bonestell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bennie Bonstel in household of George Bonstel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benny Bonstel in household of George Bonstel, "United States Census, 1870"

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