Lewis DeMott Bunce

Male29 September 1827–6 August 1900

Brief Life History of Lewis DeMott

When Lewis DeMott Bunce was born on 29 September 1827, in Wolcott, Wolcott, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, James Avery Ludlow Bunce, was 30 and his mother, Esther Hester Lewis, was 21. He married Esther Almira Voorhees on 28 October 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1870 and Sterling Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1870, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as brewer in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States. He died on 6 August 1900, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis DeMott Bunce
Esther Almira Voorhees
Marriage: 28 October 1852
Esther Ann Bunce
Lewis Avery Bunce
Mary Elizabeth Bunce
Warren Alonzo Bunce
Austin Moroni Bunce
Almira Matilda Bunce
Joseph Delaney Bunce
William Franklin Bunce
Diantha Adeline Bunce
Jane Bunce
Arabelle Bunce
Rosa Belle Bunce
Laura Luella Bunce
Urban Ross Bunce
John Homer Bunce

Sources (36)

  • Louis D Bunce, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Louis D Bun*, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis D. Bunce in entry for Joseph D. Bunce, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 24

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bunt , Bunn or Bone , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Americanized form of South German Bunz: from Alemannic bunz ‘little barrel’, hence a nickname for a short fat man; or from a pet form of an Old High German personal name Bun(n)o.

    Americanized form of German Banz . Compare Bunts .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Married Three Sisters

    The three (3) eldest children, all daughters married Louis Demott Bunce, on the same day in the Endowment house in Salt Lake City. The date was October) 0, 1865. They made the trip from St. George by …

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