Burdell M Bunnell

17 February 1930–26 August 1996 (Age 66)
Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Burdell M

When Burdell M Bunnell was born on 17 February 1930, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Burdell David Bunnell, was 31 and his mother, Mabel Mildenhall, was 32. He married Gloria Olsen on 24 December 1949, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He lived in Orem Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 26 August 1996, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Orem Cemetery, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Burdell M Bunnell
Donna Jean Gibson
Marriage: 23 January 1959

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    Donna Jean Gibson


23 January 1959
Ruth, White Pine, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 18

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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.

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

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Story Highlight


Randall was adopted and raised by his grandparents Burdell and Mabel Bunnell as requested by Thursa.

Sources (3)

  • Burdell M Bunnell in household of David Burdell Bunnell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Burdell M Bunnell in household of Burdell D Bunnell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Burdell Bunnell in household of Burdell Bunnell, "United States Census, 1940"

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