Earl Jacob Bunney

7 November 1919–5 October 2010 (Age 90)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Earl Jacob

When Earl Jacob Bunney was born on 7 November 1919, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Noah Theotric Bunney, was 43 and his mother, Ida May Chase, was 34. He lived in Henry Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and Eufaula, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States in 2000. He died on 5 October 2010, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 90.

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Earl Jacob Bunney
Hazel Irene Bunney (McGuire)

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Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 24

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

English (Devon): possibly a nickname, as Reaney suggests, for someone having a prominent lump or swelling, from Middle English boni, buny ‘swelling’, ‘bunion’ ( see Bunyan ). It is also possibly a topographic name from the southwestern English dialect word bunny ‘ravine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl J Bunney in household of Noah T Bunney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl J Bunney in household of Noah T Bunney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl J Bunney in household of Noah T Bunney, "United States Census, 1920"

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