Ortive A Bunnell

1854–1882 (Age 28)
Hanna, LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ortive A

When Ortive A Bunnell was born in March 1854, in Hanna, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, his father, Carey J. Bunnel, was 25 and his mother, Elsie Clarinda Blackman, was 18. He married Agnes Line on 24 December 1882, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. He died on 25 December 1882, at the age of 28, and was buried in Hanna, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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Ortive A Bunnell
Agnes Line
Marriage: 24 December 1882

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24 December 1882
LaPorte, Indiana, United States

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World Events (7)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 2

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 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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.

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  • Orta A Bunnell, "Find A Grave Index"

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