Hilda Bonnell

7 December 1899–February 1985 (Age 85)
Henry Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Hilda

When Hilda Bonnell was born on 7 December 1899, in Henry Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States, her father, Jesse Wolfe Bonnell, was 37 and her mother, Nannie Jane Sheward, was 35. She married Joseph Raymond Tidman in June 1921, in Cedar Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. She lived in Scott, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in February 1985, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Raymond Tidman
Hilda Bonnell
Marriage: June 1921

Spouse and Children

June 1921
Cedar Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Wolfe Bonnell


    Nannie Jane Sheward




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 14

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of French Bonnel, a variant of Bonneau .2 English: variant of Bunnell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hila B Tidman in household of Ray J Tidman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hilda Tidman in household of Ray J Tidman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hilda Bonnell in household of Frank Sheward, "United States Census, 1910"

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