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John E Bonner (1866-1948)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 2/27/2018 at 12:28:00

John E. Bonner, son of William and Ellen White Bonner, was born July 2, 1866 at New Diggings, Wisconsin and died July 10, 1948 at his home in Sanborn at the age of 82 years and 8 days. His early boyhood was spent in Wisconsin. When a boy of 17 years, he came with his parents to Sanborn, Iowa, where he lived on a farm for several years.

He was married to Arclista Snider on April 18, 1894. They lived in or near Sanborn until 1904, when they went to South Dakota and lived at Frederick and Valley Spring. They returned to Sanborn in 1910 and lived here for three years, then moved to Belmont, Montana, which was their home for thirty years. They then returned in December 1944 to live in Sanborn.

John attended the Methodist church and Church School and with his wife united with St. Andrews Methodist Church of Sanborn, March 8, 1946.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; three brothers: William L., Robert A., and Charles W.; and two sisters: Jane A., and Elizabeth J.

He leaves to mourn his death: his widow; one brother, Thomas G., of Chokio, Minn.; and three sisters: Mrs. Nora M. Dodson, of Waterloo, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Miller and Mrs. Anna Heinsen, both of Sanborn; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home with Rev. H. Milo Hall in charge. A mixed quartet, Miss Gladys Barber, Miss Ardis Riser, A. Ericson and Henry Grooters sang "Rock of Ages" and "Sweet Bye and Bye" without accompaniment. Casketbearors were A. L. Thomas, Guy Melvin, Robert Inman, Louis Smith, John Delan and Kenneth Tifft. Burial was in Roseland Cemetery.

In Appreciation

We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness, flowers and sincer words of sympathy in our late bereavement.

Mrs. Arclista Bonner
Bonner Sisters and Brother
Snider Sister and Brothers
Hakeman Family

Sanborn (Iowa) Pioneer, 15 Jul 1948, pp1, 10


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