Merle Faye Bonner

30 July 1890–11 September 1972 (Age 82)
Macks Creek, Camden, Missouri, United States

The Life of Merle Faye

When Merle Faye Bonner was born on 30 July 1890, in Macks Creek, Camden, Missouri, United States, her father, Ezra Hall Bonner, was 40 and her mother, Julia Ann Heavener, was 37. She had at least 3 daughters with William Seldon Philpott. She lived in Russell Township, Camden, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 11 September 1972, in Dallas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82.

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William Seldon Philpott
Merle Faye Bonner
Ruby Philpott
Thelma K Philpott
Geraldine Hope Philpott

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    Thelma K Philpott


    Geraldine Hope Philpott


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: nickname from Middle English boner(e), bonour ‘gentle’, ‘courteous’, ‘handsome’ (Old French bonnaire, from the phrase de bon(ne) aire ‘of good bearing or appearance’, from which also comes modern English debonair).2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a common medieval personal name derived from Latin Honorius.3 Swedish: unexplained.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Murel F Bonner in household of July C Bonner, "United States Census, 1900"

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