Edward Bunker

1 August 1822–17 November 1901 (Age 79)
Atkinson, Penobscot, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Bunker was born on 1 August 1822, in Atkinson, Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, Silas Bunker Jr., was 43 and his mother, Hannah Berry, was 43. He married Emily Abbott on 9 February 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 17 November 1901, in Colonia Morelos, Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico, at the age of 79, and was buried in Colonia Morelos, Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Edward Bunker
Emily Abbott
Marriage: 9 February 1846
Edward Bunker Jr.
Emily Bunker
Abigail Lucina Bunker
Hannah Adelia Bunker
Stephen Albert Bunker
Elethra Calista Bunker
Cynthia Celestia Bunker
Silas Benjamin Bunker
Charilla Loella Bunker
Horace Kendall Bunker
George Smith Bunker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Guadelupe Victoria becomes first Mexican president.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 21
    Santa Anna chosen as president of Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (from Latin cor).German (Bünker): variant of Bönker (see Boenker ).History: Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, was named as land assigned in 1634 to George Bunker of Charlestown, who had emigrated from Odell in Bedfordshire, England.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Stories of Edward Bunker & Mary Mathieson McQuarrie Bunker by Kate B. Carter's "Our Pioneer Heritage" volume 11

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    Sources (93)

    • Edward Bunker in entry for David Alfred Bunker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Edward Bunker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Edmond Bunker in entry for Clifton Thomas Bunker and Mary Elebith Barker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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