Alice Aurilla Bunnell

1855–1938 (Age 83)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Alice Aurilla

When Alice Aurilla Bunnell was born on 5 September 1855, her father, Carey J. Bunnel, was 26 and her mother, Elsie Clarinda Blackman, was 20. She married William Wallace Denison about 1873. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 December 1938, at the age of 83, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alice Aurilla Bunnell
William Wallace Denison
Marriage: about 1873
Alan Curtis Denison
Sarah Alma Denison
Wallace Bert Denison
Harriet Belle Denison
Mortimer Ross Denison

Spouse & Children

about 1873


Parents & Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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

English: in part, a habitational name for someone from Bunwell in Norfolk. The place name is from Old English bune ‘reed’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Old forms of the surname suggest a second, non-habitational source.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alace A Bunnell in household of Carey J Bunnell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Allice A Bunnel in household of Carra J Bunnel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alice A Denison in household of William W Denison, "United States Census, 1900"

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