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Biographical Sketch for
Bonner Family

This is a large family. Many family members stayed in Scotland. We concentrate on those that came to the Millburn area and ignore a great number of other family members.

+--James Bonner-------+  +--John
|                     |  |
|                     +--+--Margaret Ironsides--+  +--William
|                     |  |                      +--+--Anna L.
|  Margaret Anderson--+  |  James McCredie------+  +--Ella Gifford
|                        |                         +--Alice Maud
|                        |
|                        +--James Hugh----------+  +--Vivien L.
|                        |                      |  |
|                        |                      +--+--Leslie Stewart------+
|                        |                      |  |                      |
|                        |                      |  |  Faye Dawson---------+
|                        |  Elizabeth Stewart---+  |
|                        |                         +--Mabel Elizabeth-----+
|                        |                                                |
|                        |                            John Gordon Bonner--+
|                        |
|                        +--Elizabeth-----------+
|                        |                      +--+--Gladys
|                        |  Peter W. Stewart----+
|                        |
|                        +--Ann Spence----------+  +--Ray
|                        |                      +--+
|                        |  Harry Eusden--------+  +--Ralph
|                        |
|                        +--Mary C.-------------+
|                        |                      +--+--Arthur
|                        |  Delazon T. Knox-----+
|                        |
|                        +--Agnes Gordon
|                        |
|                        +--Willamina Jane------+  +--Lura----------------+
|                        |                      |  |                      |
|                        |                      |  |  Horace Culver-------+
|                        |                      +--+
|                        |                      |  +--Margaret
|                        |                      |  |
|                        |  Tyler A. Gilbert----+  +--Ruth
|                        |
|                        +--William A.----------+  +--Ralph
|                                               +--+
|                           Minetta McGuire-----+  +--Ethel McGuire
|
|
|
+--Andrew Bonner------+  +--Elsie---------------+  +--Margaret
|                     |  |                      +--+
|                     +--+  George Lawrence-----+  +--Georgina------------+
|                     |  |                                                |
|  Espet Adams--------+  |                            Harry Bascom--------+
|                        |
|                        +--Jessie--------------+
|                        |                      +--+--Beatrice
|                        |  George A. Low-------+
|                        |
|                        +--((eleven siblings))
|
|
|
+--William Bonner-----+  +--William
|                     |  |
|                     +--+--Margaret Smith-------+  +--Lucy Palfrey
|                     |  |                       |  +--May Gordon
|  Margaret Gordon----+  |                       +--+--Lily True
|                        |                       |  +--Royal Sherman
|                        |  Samuel Webster Dodge-+  +--Josephine True
|                        |
|                        |
|                        |  Nancy Murrie---------+
|                        |                       |
|                        +--John-----------------+  +--Clarence E.---------+
|                        |                       |  |                      |
|                        |                       +--+  Lucy Dimis Trotter--+
|                        |                       |  |
|                        |  Catherine Murrie-----+  +--William Murrie------+
|                        |                          |                      |
|                        |                          |  Ethel McGuire-------+
|                        |                          |
|                        |                          +--Burton
|                        |                          |
|                        |                          +--John Gordon---------+
|                        |                          |                      |
|                        |                          |  Mabel Bonner--------+
|                        |                          |
|                        |                          +--Robert J.-----------+
|                        |                          |                      |
|                        |                          |  Grace Beaumont------+
|                        |                          |
|                        |                          +--(three siblings)
|                        |
|                        +--James----------------+
|                                                |
|                           Elizabeth Murrie-----+
|
|
+--((four siblings))


The first generation we have listed are children of Alexander and Margaret Ironsides Bonner, married August 15, 1805, in Scotland.

James Bonner

Born September 02 (12?), 1806, in Scotland. Married Margaret Anderson. See tree above for children. Came to US in 1850. Died August 28, 1891, in Lake Villa, Ill.

Margaret Anderson

Born July 13, 1817. Married James Bonner. Died December 18, 1898. (photo available: 1897).

Andrew Bonner

Brother of James. Born January 12, 1812. Married Elspet Adams on January 20, 1839. Children. Village blacksmith in Stuartfield, Scotland. Did not come to US. Died November 11, 1898.

Elspet Adams

Born November 15, 1822. Married Andrew Bonner on January 20, 1839. Did not come to US. Died October 20, 1903.

William Bonner

Born May 05, 1815, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Came to US in 1840. Settled in Somers, Wisc. Bought land from federal government. Married Margaret Gordon. Children. Carpenter. Died of consumption on August 29, 1881, at age 65 years 3 months.

Margaret Gordon

Born September 22, 1810. Married William Bonner. Died October 16, 1895.

((four siblings))

John, born April 08, 1808. Alexander, born January 10, 1810. George, born June 02, 1818. Elizabeth, born November 02, 1820.

Children of James and Margaret Anderson Bonner


John

Born 1847. Died 1850.

Margaret Ironsides

Born August 20, 1848 (46?), in Scotland. Married James McCredie about January 20, 1868. Children. Died 1893. (photo available: 1885)

James Hugh

Read biographical sketch written in 1902.

Born January 28, 1850, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Married Elizabeth E.Stewart on October 10, 1879. Children. Moved and built house at Bonnie Brae Farm. Stockholder Millburn Creamery. Died September 6, 1938. (photos available: 1880, 1895, 1925, 1929, 1935).

Elizabeth

Known as Lizzie. Born December 25, 1851, in Lake County. Married Peter W. Stewart July 04, 1877. Children: Gladys (adopted), born April 26, 1890, married Simeon Ames, died July 14, 1985. Died ?. (photos available: 1885. 1938,)

Ann Spence

Born 1853. Married Harry Eusden about March 6, 1880 (photos available: 1881, 1884). He died in 1911. Children: Ray (photos available: 1884, 1886); Ralph 1884, 1886). Lived in Grinnell, Iowa. Died March 4, 1911. (photos available: 1881, 1884)

Mary C.

Born February 01, 1856. Married Delazon T. Knox on May 24, 1877, in Millburn. He was born about 1855, the son of James M. (born about 1832) and Mary E. (born about 1834) Knox. Children: Arthur, born about 1879. Moved to Alpena, South Dakota.

Agnes Gordon

Born May 08, 1858. Did not marry. Died November 4, 1913, of creeping paralysis. (photos available: 1884, 1885).

Willamina Jane

Known as Mina. Born September 04, 1860, twin of William A. Married Tyler A. Gilbert about September 14, 1885. He was born on December 13, 1853, and died in December, 1908 (notice). (photo available: 1881). Children: Lura G., born October 26, 1890, married Horace Culver (May 17, 1888 - September 16, 1979) on January 8, 1914 (wedding photo), died January 5 (8?), 1989 (obituary); Margaret, born June 10, 1892, died May 7, 1984 (obituary); Ruth Edith, born 1894 (93?), died 1905. Died 1949. (photos available: 1884, 1938, 1943).

William A.

Born September 04, 1860, twin of Willamina Jane. Married Minetta Denman McGuire in 1922. Died ?. (photo available: 1932, 1938)

Children of Andrew and Elspet Adams Bonner


Elsie

Born July 19, 1840. Married George Lawrence in 1867. He died in 1871. Came to Millburn in 1871. Children: Margaret, born September 19, 1868, died November 27, 1916, at Newton, Massachusetts. (photo available:
1884); Georgina, known as Ina, born December 7, 1871, married Harry W. Bascom (March 31, 1875 - September 10, 1958) on August 17, 1904, died May 26, 1964. Died November 29, 1924.

Jessie

Born 1858. Married George A. Low about December 24, 1887, in Millburn. He was born in 1851 and died in 1926. Children: Beatrice, born July 12, 1897, married Clifford Pearce, married Carl Anderson, died February 26, 1984. More about Beatrice Anderson. Died July 3, 1943.

Children of William and Margaret Gordon Bonner


William

Born about 1841.
Civil war soldier. Died September 20, 1863, at age 22 years 7 months, while soldier during civil war.

Margaret Smith

Born about 1845. Married Samuel Webster Dodge about October 14, 1865. Children

John

Read biographical sketches written in 1877 and 1902.

Born August 12, 1847, in Kenosha, Wisc. Married Nancy Murrie on January 25, 1871. Married her sister Catherine Murrie April 19, 1876. Children. Treasurer of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company. Died September 2, 1917.

James

Born about 1850. Married Elizabeth Murrie about October 22, 1877. Carpenter. Moved to Freemont, Nebraska.

Children of James Hugh and Elizabeth Stewart Bonner


Vivien L.

Born September 14, 1881. Did not marry. School Teacher. Worked for Ed Martin for a while at Martin's Gen'L Store. Died September 12, 1978 (
obituary). (photo available: 1914, 1925, 1929, 1950).

Leslie Stewart

Born September 30, 1887, on the farm his parents purchased in 1847. Married Faye Dawson on October 28 (29?), 1914, in the Joseph Dawson home at Millburn. Children: Beryl, married Vernon Stahnke (photo available: 1925, 1929); Geraldine, married Howard B. Petty (photo available: 1925, 1929); Lyman J., born on April 21, 1919, at Waukegan married Arlene N. Gott, died on November 18(?), 1953 (obituary) (photo available: 1925, 1929). President of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company for thirty years. School board member, Warren High School and Warren Elementary School. Died May 07, 1968, at age 80 (obituary). (photo available: 1897, 1915, 1925, 1929).

Mabel Elizabeth

Born July 28, 1889. Married John Gordon Bonner (her second cousin). Died October, 1955. (photos available: 1897, 1915, 1929,).

Children of John and Catherine Murrie Bonner


Clarence E.

Born August 22, 1878. Married
Lucy Dimis Trotter June 15, 1909. Children: Jean Olive, born 1914 and died in 1938.

William Murrie

Born October 30, 1880. Married Ethel McGuire on November 16, 1911. Children: William Roy (7/22/1916 - 12/1/1999) (obituary); John Harold. Moved to Gurnee in 1948. Died March 13, 1965 (obituary).

Burton

Born January 22, 1883. Died April 02, 1884.

John Gordon

Born April 03, 1885. Married (second cousin) Mabel Bonner February 27, 1915. Children: Howard John (photo available: 1925, 1929, 1943); Lois Margaret, married Russell E. Doolittle (March 8, 1921 - March 22, 2001) on October 12, 1946 at Millburn (photos available: 1925, 1929); Died April 01, 1969. (photos available: 1915, 1915, 1925, 1929).

Robert J.

Born April 16, 1891. Married Grace Beaumont on October 09, 1920. Moved to Kansasville, Wis. Died March 23, 1967.
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