Viola Jane Bond

7 November 1860–26 March 1922 (Age 61)
Caldwell, Noble, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Viola Jane

When Viola Jane Bond was born on 7 November 1860, in Caldwell, Noble, Ohio, United States, her father, John Fredrick Bond, was 27 and her mother, Johanna Wood, was 27. She married James Monroe Stafford on 27 May 1883, in Colusa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Judicial Township 5, Shasta, California, United States in 1880 and Stonyford, Colusa, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 March 1922, in Colusa, California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Lodoga, Colusa, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Stafford
Viola Jane Bond
Marriage: 27 May 1883
Harlie Alvin Stafford
Marion Edward Stafford
Albert Stafford
Ollie Agnes Stafford
Adeline Mae Stafford
Curl Stafford
Walter Francis Stafford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1883Colusa, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 7
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name for a peasant farmer or husbandman, Middle English bond(e), bounde, occasionally bande ‘bondman, customary tenant, serf’ (Old English bonda, bunda, reinforced by Old Norse bóndi). The Old Norse word was also in use as a personal name (Old Norse Bóndi, Bondi, Bundi, Bonde, borrowed as late Old English Bonda), and this has given rise to other English and Scandinavian surnames alongside those originating as status names, such as the Middle English personal name Bonde. The status of the peasant farmer fluctuated considerably during the Middle Ages; moreover, the underlying ancient Germanic word is of disputed origin and meaning. Among ancient Germanic peoples who settled to an agricultural life, the term came to signify a farmer holding lands from, and bound by loyalty to, a lord; from this developed the sense of a free landholder as opposed to a serf. In England after the Norman Conquest the word sank in status and became associated with the notion of bound servitude. The name can also be a variant of Band .Swedish: variant of Bonde .In some cases also an American shortened form of Ukrainian Bondarenko and possibly also of some other surname beginning with Bond-.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Viola J Bond in household of Joana Bond, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Viola June Bend in entry for Charles King Taylor and Ollie Agnes Britt, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Viola J Stafford, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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