Wixons in the United States and Canada

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  • ID: I3194
  • Name: Joel Cross BUNKER
  • Given Name: Joel Cross
  • Surname: Bunker
  • Name: Joseph
  • Given Name: Joseph
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 242182BAD2A5D5118736AB9CD9405A40956F
  • Change Date: 26 Apr 2003
  • Note:
    Information received 27 Mar 2002 from Peggy Price
  • Birth: 27 OCT 1856 in Applegate, Sanilac Co., MI
  • Death: 30 MAY 1920 in Flushing, Genesee Co., MI
  • Note:

    Joel Bunker, one of our well known townsmen, died very unexpectedly early Monday mornign at his home on Lynn street ... Mr. Bunker was born at Sparta, Kent county, on Oct. 27, 1856. When a child he moved with his mother to Sanilac county, where he grew to manhood. At the age of 22 he entered the employ of the Port Huron and North Western RR as a day laborer in the construction department. He was promoted rapidly and in eight years was running one of the fastest trains on the road as a conductor, a position he held for ten years; when he entered the employ of the Grand Trunck in its engineering department where he remained until 1892, when he came here to reside.
    In 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Rosella Wixan, who died in 1890. In 1895 he was again married to Miss Maggie Weislogal of this place and later they came to this village to reside which had since been his home. In the spring of 1917 he was elected to the office of highway commissioner which he held for two years.
    Besides his widow he is survived by five children, Mrs. Austin Wood, Mrs. Chas. Sanborn and Benjamin Bunker of this township, Leslie Bunker of Clarkston and Elsie Bunker at home. He also leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Thomas Cook and the following brothers and sisters: Oscar of Richmond, Orso of Flint, Mrs. J. L. Wood and Mrs. C. H. Wood of this place. ... Interment was made in the Flushing cemetery.
  • Burial: Flushing Cemetery
  • Census: 1870 Sanilac Twp., Sanilac Co., MI
  • Note:

    l/w Thomas & Sarah Cook
    Joel Bunker 14 m MI at home
  • Census: 1880 Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., MI
  • Note:

    Joel Bunker 23 m MI NY PA laborer
    Rosella 21 f MI NY IRE
    Nora 2 f MI MI MI
    Effie 1 f MI MI MI
  • Census: 1900 Hazelton Twp., Shiawassee Co., MI
  • Note:

    Joel Bunker Oct 1857 42 m md 5 MI MI MI farmer
    Maggie Feb 1866 34 f 0/0 OH GER GER dress maker
    Mary Apr 1889 11 f MI MI MI
  • Census: 1910 Genesee Co., MI
  • Note:

    Joel Bunker 54 MI MI MI laborer md 15
    Maggie 44 OH GER GER 1/2
    Elsie 3 MI MI OH
  • Census: 1920 Flushing Twp., Genesee Co., MI
  • Note:

    Joseph Bunker 53 m MI MI MI mason
    Maggie 52 f OH GER GER
    Elsie 13 f MI MI OH
  • Occupation: railroad man 1895 Genesee Co., MI
  • Occupation: farmer 1876 Sanilac Co., MI
  • Occupation: rail layer 1888 Flushing, Genesee Co., MI

    Father: Richard BUNKER
    Mother: Sarah SHERMAN

    Marriage 1 Rachel Rosellia WIXON b: 1859 in Michigan
    • Married: 12 NOV 1876 in Sanilac Co., MI 2
    1. Has Children Nora May BUNKER b: 17 SEP 1877 in Michigan
    2. Has Children Ethel BUNKER b: 15 MAR 1879 in Michigan
    3. Has No Children Archibald BUNKER b: 13 DEC 1880 in Michigan
    4. Has No Children Benjamin Franklin BUNKER b: 22 NOV 1882 in Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI
    5. Has No Children Dorothy BUNKER b: 15 MAY 1883 in Michigan
    6. Has No Children Sarah BUNKER b: 22 OCT 1885 in Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI
    7. Has No Children George Leslie BUNKER b: 4 MAY 1887 in Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI
    8. Has No Children Mary E. BUNKER b: 29 APR 1889 in Michigan
    9. Has No Children Byron BUNKER

    Marriage 2 Margaret WEISELOGLE b: 8 FEB 1864 in Fulton, OH
    • Married: 14 MAR 1895 in Genesee Co., MI
    1. Has No Children Leota BUNKER b: 3 OCT 1902 in Michigan
    2. Has No Children Elsie BUNKER b: 26 JUL 1906 in Michigan

    1. Abbrev: obit unknown paper
      Title: obit unknown paper
      Quality: 2
      Text: The Flushing Observer Thursday, 3 June 1920, page 4
    2. Abbrev: Dibean Index
      Title: (www.mifamilyhistory.org)
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