Adair County Iowa
GEORGE W. BUNTINGwas born in July 1855, in La Grange Township, Cass County, Michigan. In 1857 his parents moved the family to Calhoun County Iowa and in the 1860’s to Jasper County. On 1 September 1874 in Jasper County, he married FANNIE L. CUTTING of Ohio.
Their first two children were born in Jasper County, Florence (1875) and Ernest (1878).
Sometime between October 1878 and May of 1880, the family moved to Page County, Iowa. The 1880 Census recorded George as a farmer.
Before the Iowa State Census of 1885, George moved the family to Walnut Street in Greenfield Township in Adair County Iowa. By that time two more daughters Mandi (later referred to as Maud) and Pearl were in the family.
In 1900, the family continued to live in Greenfield, where George at age 44 was listed as a well digger. By that date the family was complete with daughters Georgia and Faye. Florence had married Charles Walters in 1893.
Still in Greenfield in 1910, George had returned to farming. Ernest lived with his parents and worked as a bookkeeper at a hardware store, Faye was the only daughter still at home. Maude had married Walter Edward Clayton in 1907.
In 1920 George at age 64 and Fannie lived alone on Locust Street in Greenfield, Adair, Iowa. George was then, a carpenter. Ernest married in 1912 and Faye may have married, but no record has been found.
Fannie lived with daughter Maud and her husband Edward Clayton in Orient Township of Adair County, Iowa at the 1930 Census.
George Bunting died in 1927 and Fannie Cutting Bunting in 1943. They are buried at the Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa.
The children of George W. and Fannie Bunting were:
According to the USGenWeb for Adair County, Ernest (1899), Maude (1900) and Georgia (1907) graduated from Greenfield High School.
In the middle of the front row Ernest is between his parents, Fannie and George W. Bunting
The sisters (Florence, Maude, Pearl, Georgia & Faye) still need to be identified.
The date of the photo is estimated to be between 1920 & 1927.