Thomas B. Bonebright[1]

Male 1836 - 1921  (84 years)


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  • Name Thomas B. Bonebright 
    Born 29 Sep 1836  Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Town of Silver Creek, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military Service 1857  Spirit Lake Massacre; Member of volunteer Company C, Frontier Guards, Iowa Volunteers probably from Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Between 1858 and 1864  Wright County, Iowa, near Woolstock Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860  Vernon Township, Wright County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Petition 6 Oct 1866  This petition brought charges of waste and mal administration against Benjamin R. Brewer, administrator of the Wilson Brewer estate Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1870  Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1880  Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Employment Aft 1882  Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company - construction and water supply department Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1885  Iowa State Census, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1895  Second Ward, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 1900  Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census 1920  Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Died 3 Mar 1921  Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Death Notice 4 Mar 1921  The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Buried 5 Mar 1921  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Funeral Talk 7 Mar 1921  The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Reburial Bonebright Burial Mound, Wilson Brewer Park, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    The Plaque on the Brewer Burial Mound, Brewer Park, Webster City, Iowa
    The Plaque on the Brewer Burial Mound, Brewer Park, Webster City, Iowa
    Here are buried: Wilson Brewer (1804-1856); his wife, Margaret Moore Brewer (1818-1896); His Son-in-Law, Thomas Bonebright (1836-1921); His daughter, Sarah Brewer Bonebright (1836-1930); His Grandson, Frank Bonebright (1868-1934); Frank's wife, Kathryn Poe Bonebright (1873-1939); Granddaughter, Harriet Bonebright Carmichael (1861-1940)
    Find A Grave Memorial ID 104653286.
    Brewer Burial Mound, Brewer Park, Webster City, IA.
    Brewer Burial Mound, Brewer Park, Webster City, IA.
    Burial Site for Wilson Brewer (1904-1856); his wife, Margaret Moore Brewer (1818-1896); Son-in-Law, Thomas Bonebright (1836-1921); Sarah B. Bonebright, daughter (1837-1930); Frank A. Bonebright, grandson (1968-1934); Kathryn Poe Bonebright, Frank's wife (1874-1939); Harriet B. Carmichael, granddaughter (1861-1940)
    Person ID I976  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2016 

    Father Frederick Bonebright,   b. Abt 1812, Pennsylvania, probably Lycoming County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, Probably Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Maria Blackwell,   b. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1833  Probably Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Family ID F410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane Brewer,   b. 27 Aug 1837, Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1930, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Marriage License 1 May 1858  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Married 3 May 1858  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Notes 
    • Other sources indicate that the marriage took place on May 02, 1858. The marriage record in Hamilton County Records state that the marriage took place on May 03, 1858. That date is used in this compilation. [DLL; TBB 08, SJB 08.]

    Children 
    +1. George W. Bonebright,   b. 8 Aug 1859, Probably Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1936, Possibly Arkansas, TBD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Harriet M. Bonebright,   b. 26 Feb 1861, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1940, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Wallace W. Bonebright,   b. 24 Jan 1863, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Freeport, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Frank A. Bonebright,   b. 16 Apr 1868, Probably Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1934, Webster City, Hamilton County, Boone Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Adella M. Bonebright,   b. 10 Sep 1870, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1881, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +6. Ella Bell Bonebright,   b. Abt 1876, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1949, Jackson County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2006 
    Family ID F409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Brewer, Sarah Jane
    Brewer, Sarah Jane
    Narrator of Reminiscences of Newcastle, Iowa, 1848: A History of the Founding of Webster City, Iowa. Des Moines, IA: Historical Department of Iowa, 1921 with her daughter, Harriet Bonebright Closz Carmichael.
    Wife of Thomas B. Bonebright

  • Notes 
    • †††††††In the Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Hamilton and Wright Counties, Iowa, Chicago: Lewis Biographical Publishing Co., 1889, pp. 281-82, the following is said of Thomas B. Bonebright: "...one of the prominent pioneers of Hamilton County, is a native of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, born September 29, 1836, a son of Frederick and Maria (Blackwell) Bonebright. In 1846 his parents moved to Stephenson County, Illinois, being among the first settlers of Freeport. Thomas was reared on a farm and received but limited educational advantages. In 1856 he started for Hamilton County, Iowa, driving a team for Washington Saulsbury, and the first year in the State worked for him. The next year he worked for George McClure in a saw-mill, and in the spring of 1857 joined the Spirit Lake expedition company and assisted in burying the dead killed by the Indians at that place. In 1859 he went to Wright County, and lived for four years, when he returned to Webster City and for several years worked at the carpenter's trade. In 1882 he was employed as mechanic on the Northwestern Railroad, and later superintended the water department on the western branch of the road, having charge of all the pumps and engines. He has a pleasant home in the southern part of Webster City. Mr. Bonebright was married May 2, 1859 to Sarah Jane Brewer, a daughter of Willson [sic] Brewer, a pioneer of Hamilton County. Mr. and Mrs. Bonebright have had six children, five of whom are living--Geroge W., Harriet M., wife of Theodore Close [sic]; William Wallace, Frank A. and Ella Belle. A daughter Adella, died, aged eleven years. In politics Mr. Bonebright is a Republican. He is a member of the Iowa Legion of Honor, and the Knights of Labor." [TBB 01.]
             Certainly one of the reasons why Thomas Bonebright was a member of the Iowa Legion of Honor is that he was a member of the volunteer Company C from Webster City in 1857 that served as a relief expedition after the Massacre at Spirit Lake by Ink-pa-du-tah, a son of Si-dom-i-na-do-tah, a Sioux chief that was murdered in 1854 by Henry Lot. There is an extensive description of the massacre and the duty that Company C did in relief in Lee, J. W. History of Hamilton County, Iowa. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, pp. 69-92; and in Brewer-Bonebright, Sarah, and Harriet M. Bonebright-Closz. Reminiscences of Newcastle, Iowa, 1848: A History of the Founding of Webster City, Iowa. Des Moines, IA: Historical Department of Iowa, 1921; 264-283. Both of these descriptions are too detailed to reproduce here.
             In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Thomas, a probably twin to a sister, Priscilla, is a 14 year old male, living with his parents, Frederick and Marie, in the Town of Silver Creek, Stephenson County, Illinois. He was born in Pennsylvania. He also lives with seven siblings - five sisters (Elizabeth, Priscilla, Sarah, Rebecca, and Harriet) and two brothers (George and John).
             In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Thomas Bonebright is a white, male, head of household at 23 years of age. He is a farmer with $100 of personal property. He was born in Pennsylvania. He was recently married - within the past year. He lives in Vernon Township, Wright County, Iowa with his wife, Sarah, and a son who is not yet a year old. [TBB 13.]
             In the 1870 U.S. Federal Census [TBB 02], Thomas Bonebright is a white, male, head of household at 34 years of age. He is a laborer with a personal estate of $500, born in Pennsylvania. Because certain columns are not checked the following is assumed: He can read, write, and is not deaf, dumb, blind, idiotic, a pauper, or a convict. He lives with his wife Sarah, who is a 29 year-old, white female, keeping house and who was born in Indiana. With them are four children: George W who is 10 and at school; Hattie M., a white, female eight year-old, who is attending school; Wallace, a white, male, seven year-old, who is also at school; and, Frank A, a two year-old white male, who is obviously at home.
             In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Thomas is a 42 year old white, married male, head of household. He is married to Sarah. His occupation is that of carpenter. He was born in Pennsylvania; his father was born in Virginia, but the birthplace of his mother is not given. At this point, there are four children in the household: George, Frank, Adella, and Ella. [TBB05.]
             In the 1885 Iowa State Census, Thomas is a 48 year old, white, male carpenter. He is married to Sarah. Living with him are one son, Frank and Ella B. They are living in Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [TBB 12.]
             In the 1895 Iowa State Census, Thomas is a 58 year old, white male, born in Pennsylvania. Living with him are his wife, Sarah J., and two children, Frank E. and Ella B. Bonebright. They live in the 2nd Ward, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa.[TBB 14.]
             In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Thomas is a 63 year old, white, married male whose birth month was November in 1836. He has been married to Sarah for 40 years. His parents were born in England; he was born in Pennsylvania. His occupation is water foreman for a railroad. He has not been unemployed. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He owns his home free and clear. He lives with his wife, Sarah, his son, Frank, and a granddaughter, Bernice. Bernice is a 16 year old, white single, female. She was born in June of 1883. She was born in Iowa as were both of her parents. She reads, writes, and speaks English. [TBB 06.]
             In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Thomas Bonebright is an 83 year old, white male who is married to Sarah Brewer Bonebright. He owns his home and is probably free of any mortgage. He speaks, reads, and writes English. He was born in Pennsylvania of parents who were born in Maryland (Father) and English (mother) respectively. It appears that he is retired since the response is "none" for trade or occupation. In this household, there is another family, namely that of Frank A. Bonebright and his wife, Cathryn L. [TBB07.]
             Thomas B. Bonebright died in 1921. A notice of death was published in The Daily Freeman Journal, 04 March 1921:
             PROMINENT PIONEER IS TAKEN, Thomas B. Bonebright Dies From Valvular Heart Disease at Home on Ohio Street. 84 YEARS OF AGE, Member of Company who Went on the Spirit Lake Expedition.
             "Thomas B. Bonebright, one of the oldest and best known pioneers of Hamilton county, passed away last evening at 9:30 o'clock at his home, 222 East Ohio street, from valvular heart disease and complications incident to old age. He was 84 years, five months and three days old.
             The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home. A special request has been made by the surviving relatives that no flowers be sent. Interment will be made in Graceland cemetery." [TBB 11.]
             Another version of this article has been found, dated, by someone, March 07, 1921. It extends the above information by a couple of paragraphs:
             "The deceased was a native of Lycoming county, Pa., where he was born, Sept. 29, 1836. In 1846 he moved with his parents to Stephenson county, Ill., being among the first settlers of Freeport. Here he was reared on a farm. In 1856 he started for Hamilton county, Iowa, driving a team for Washington Saulsbury for whom he worked the first year of his residence in the county. The next year he was employed by Geo. McClure in a saw mill, and in the spring of 1857 joined the company of hardy pioneers who went on the Spirit Lake expedition and assisted in burying the dead killed by the Indians at that place. In 1859 he went to Wright county and lived four years, when he returned to Webster City, where he worked for several years at the carpenter's trade. In 1882 he was employed as mechanic on the Northwestern railroad, and later superintended the water department on the western branch of the road, having charge of all the pumps and engines.
             Mr. Bonebright was married May 2, 1859 to Miss Sarah Jane Brewer, a daughter of Willson Brewer, also a pioneer of Hamilton county, one of the first settlers in this city. Six children were born to this union, one of whom is dead. The five living children are Mrs. Harriet M. Closz and F. A. Bonebright of this city; Mrs. Myron Sheets of Medford, Ore., Wallace Bonebright of Bolton, Ill., and Geo. W. Bonebright. The widow, Mrs. Sarah Bonebright, also survives."
             The following is the funeral address that Harriet M. Bonebright (Closz) gave at her father's funeral:
             DAUGHTER GIVES FUNERAL TALK: Harriet M. Closz Delivers Funeral Address of Father, Thomas B. Bonebright. WAS PIONEER HERE. Came to Hamilton county in 1856 with Early Pioneers [The Daily Freeman Journal, 7 March 1921, p. 5.]
             The funeral of Thomas B. Bonebright was held Saturday afternoon at the family home in the southeastern part of the city. Harriet M. Closz, daughter, delivered the funeral oration. She spoke as follows:
             "Friends: We are assembled today to look for the last time upon the remains of a fellow citizen who had made his home in this community for more than three score years.
             Thomas Blackwell Bonebright was born in Lycommon [sic] county, Pennsylvania, in 1836. Had he lived until September 29, next, he would have been 85 years of age. When but a small child his parents moved westward and pioneered near the town of Freeport, Illinois. He was the eldest of eleven children.
             A young man of twenty, Thomas Bonebright, with the courage and physical prowess possessed by all early settlers, came to Hamilton county in 1856, where he has lived and labored and at last has left us. Here he was married in 1858 to Sarah Brewer, and where children were born and grew in maturity. Posterity must list to him six children, sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
             Thomas Bonebright, during the early days of this community, was a physical personage to be reckoned with. He was unafraid of bodily harm and his agility, strength, and endurance were the warrant for his safety among men. the meaning of the word danger could not be understood by him. Midnight held no greater menace to his mind than midday, hence he could not realize the timidity of the cautious or the terror of the fear-stricken individual. He was among the leaders in all sports of our town's early days, and was prodigal of his strength. Running, jumping, lifting, climbing, wrestling, swimming--no fear for such tests was too difficult for him to undertake. Wood chopping and rail splitting developed the pioneer athlete and such work, in abundance, insured the physical efficiency which carried forward the heavy labor of the frontier.
             Pioneer Teamster.
             The wild beasts of the woods were stalked boldly by him, and the domestic brute was cowed by his attentions. Winter weather or high waters did not daunt or delay the performance of duties undertaken by him and he never shirked the work assigned to him by an employer. For several winter seasons after is arrival in Webster City, he teamed to and from Iowa City, Dubuque, and Des Moines, and during the time of blizzards and floods a teamster imperiled his life with every trip through the trackless swamps or across the white wastes of Iowa's snow fields, but our father's tenacity of purpose, his physical stamina and courageous persistence brought to the early settlers their provisions and other necessities of life. These hardships, however, did not impair, but rather augmented his courageous endurance, and I trust that at least a measure of this physical quality has been transmitted to his children.
             In Spirit Lake Expedition.
             Thomas Bonebright scouted for a short time on the northern frontier, and was a member of the relief expedition for the settlers at the time of the Spirit Lake massacre of white settlers by the redmen. The perils and hardships of this expedition are generally well known, but it was the work of Private Bonebright to carry upon his shoulders Major Williams during the company's progress through frozen swamps and swollen streams. His services were recognized by the state and a pension granted. His name is inscribed on the memorial tablet in our Hamilton county court house.
             Thomas Bonebright was not a partisan in politics and lists of names meant little to him. He belonged to neither lodge nor church, hence we could not consistently procure a minister for the services of these last rites. He was not given to speculation on a future life, or the continuity of existence after death. He neither affirmed or denied the possibility or the fact of immortality. He did not know the origin and destiny of man, but he has fulfilled his destiny in life. He came into being, he grew to maturity, he reached the zenith of his development, he gave life to his children, he contributed his force and activity, he served according to his understanding, and now has relinquished his earthly responsibility. It remains now, for us, as his friends and his family, to assume the burden and seek to solve the simple, as well as the intricate, problems of life. The dead are placed beyond the reach of help or harm, but the living with their trials and troubles are all about us, and their needs are innumerable.
             We cannot decide the destiny of the dead, but we can lend a hand to burdened living beings. We cannot overcome the working of nature in a lifeless body, but we can renew the courage of our stricken, suffering neighbor. We cannot increase the case or comfort of a form of clay, but we can help to assuage the grief of sick and submerged multitudes. We cannot change the natural processes of life and growth, or death and decay, but we can prevent the invasive acts and unjust treatment for many of our fellow men.
             Work for Living.
             The dead shall rest in peace, but for the living there is work increasing--the work of enlightenment and service which shall secure for us in life, the measure of liberty and justice which the bleeding but patient people must gain. If men are just to their fellow men, and should there be continuity of conscious personal existence after death, then natural justice would indicate the future to be secure.
             When we think of a person who has excelled in physical strength, it seems a pathetic thing that he must grow aged and helpless, but the law of nature cannot be changed for the individual. Birth, growth and decay is inevitable and goes forward in the minutest particle of inanimate matter as it does in the highly organized and intelligent individual. Change is the immutable law. Man is but a unit in the great cosmos and he responds to the change as natural necessity indicates. The missions of life are manifold. They extend to infinity, and one of life's manifestations has been accomplished in the genesis, progress and exodus of Thomas Bonebright. The measure of life has been filled. The pendulum of time, for him, has reached its equilibrium. Rest thou in peace." [TBB 10.]
             In 1927, Sara J. Brewer-Bonebright applied for a pension from Thomas' service as a volunteer in Company C, Iowa Volunteers in 1857. She was given somewhat of a difficult time, but had help in preparing and receiving the pension. The documents show that " Thomas Bonebright, at the age of 22 was mustered as a private, November 22, 1858 in Iowa Frontier Guard in Capt. H. B. Martin's Company. For his services, 11/22/58 to 5/1/59 date of discharge he received $256.50." [TBB 05 - affidavit from Adjutant-General's Office, State of Iowa.] "In reply to above reference, wherein you request a report in the case of Thomas Bonebright, late of Captain Martin's Company, Frontier Guards,. Iowa Volunteers, from March 23, 1857, to November 22, 1858, you are advised that the soldier served as a private in Captain Martin's Iowa Frontier guards against the hostile Sioux Indians at Spring Lake and on Little Sioux River from November 22, 1858, to May 13, 1859, date of discharge." [TBB 05 - General Accounting Office letter to Commission of Pensions.] Another letter from the State of Iowa Adjutant-General explains the authorization of Companies A, B, and C and states that Thomas B. Bonebright was within this authorization. [TBB 05.] Thomas Bonebright's service was authenticated and the pension was granted to his wife.

             It is not possible for me [DLL] to complete more than a sketch of the Thomas and Sara Bonebright family. I refer the reader to the following compilation on CD ROM for a more complete treatment of the Bonebright family and its descendants
      :
      Steele, M.R. (1998). The Romedahl Family History. Pella, IA: Mildred Romedahl Steele.
      Five CDs.
      CD 1, Volume 1:Joe Romedahl and His Ancestors to 1920
      Volume 2:Joe Romedahlís Sisters and Brother
      Volume 3:Brewer/Bonebright Ancestors of Gladys Romedahl (BF:mine)
      CD 2, Volume 4:Gladys M. Bonebright to 1900
      Volume 5:Gladys M. Cree to 1920
      Volume 6:Cree (A)
      CD 3, Volume 7:Cree (B)
      Volume 8:Throckmorton
      Volume 9:Moss
      CD 4,Volume 10:Joe & Gladys Romedahl, Josephine & Mildred, 1920-1939
      Volume 11:Joe & Gladys Romedahl, Josephine & Steeles, 1940-1949
      Volume 12:Joe & Gladys Romedahl, the Saids & the Steeles, 1950-1959
      CD 5, Volume 13:Joe & Gladys Romedahl, the Saids & the Steeles, 1960-69
      Volume 14:Joe & Gladys Romedahl, the Kneppers, Saids, & Steeles, 1970-
      ` 1983
      CD 6, Volume 15:After the Romedahls: The Cockerham, Knepper, Menne, Said
      & Steele Families, 1983-1998.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3128] Sara J. Brewer (Bonebright), undocumented obituary, probably the Webster City Freeman-Journal, week of Mary 27, 1930. [SJB 02.].

    2. [S3129] Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Hamilton and Wright Counties, Iowa. Chicago, IL: Lewis Biographical Publishing Co., 1889, pp. 281-82. [TBB 01.].

    3. [S3131] Frederick Bonebright household, 1850 U.S. census, Stephenson County, Illinois, Town of Silver Creek, page 376, dwelling 1839, family 1948; National Archives micropublication M432, Roll 129. [FBon 02.].

    4. [S7654] Thomas B. Bonebright. An affidavit from the Adjutant-General's Office of the State of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, 10 December 1927; a letter from the General Accounting Office, Records Division, Washington, D.C. to the Commissioner of Pensions of the Department of the Interior, January 14, 1928; and a letter from the Office of the Adjutant General, State of Iowa, Des Moines, January 18, 1928 - all attest to the military service of Thomas B. Bonebright. [TBB 05.].

    5. [S3143] "Wilson Brewer, " The Biographical Record of Hamilton County, Iowa. New York: S.J. Clarke, 1902, pp. 619-23. [WB 27.].

    6. [S3132] Thomas B. Bonebright household, 1860 U.S. census, Wright County, Iowa, Vernon Township, Otisville post office, page 42, dwelling 304, family 294; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 345. [TBB 13.].

    7. [S3140] Thomas B. Bonebright, petition against Benjamin R. Brewer for "waste and mal administration" in the administration of the estate of Wilson Brewer, October 06, 1866, Court of Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa. [TBB 09.].

    8. [S3133] Thomas B. Bonebright household, 1870 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, town of Webster City, sheet 262, dwelling104, family 106,; National archives micropublication M593, roll 394. [TBB 02.].

    9. [S3134] Thomas B. Bonebright household, 1880 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Boone Township, Webster City, page 213A, dwelling 115, family 117; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 342. [TBB 05.].

    10. [S3144] "Wilson Brewer, " The Biographical Record of Hamilton County, Iowa. New York: S.J. Clarke, 1902, pp. 619-23. [WB 27.].

    11. [S3135] Thomas Bonebright household, 1885 Iowa State Census, Hamilton County, Webster City, 2nd Ward, Boone township, page 128, line 11, dwelling 113, family 128; Family History film 1021473, volume 193. [TBB 12.].

    12. [S3136] Thomas B. Bonebright household, 1895 Iowa State Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Webster City, Boone Township, dwelling 309, family 332, p. 100. [TBB 14.].

    13. [S3137] Thomas B. Bonebright household, 1900 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Webster City, ED100, SD 10, 40A, dwelling 115, family 18; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 435. [TBB 06.].

    14. [S3138] Thomas B. Bonebright household, 1920 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Webster City, 2nd Ward, Boone township, ED 123, SD 10, sheet 8B, dwelling 196, family 212; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 491, page 111. [TBB 07.].

    15. [S3130] Thomas Blackwell Bonebright, death certificate, Department of Vital Statistics, Des Moines, Iowa, no number. See attached certification by Clerk of Court, W. H. Cunningham, dated 09 February 1928. [TBB 03.].

    16. [S3142] Thomas B. Bonebright, "Prominent Pioneer is Taken," The Daily Freeman Journal, 04 March 1921, p. 3. [TBB 11.].

    17. [S3139] Thomas Blackwell Bonebright, death certificate, Department of Vital Statistics, Des Moines, Iowa, no number. See attached certification by Clerk of Court, W. H. Cunningham, dated 09 February 1928. [TBB 03.].

    18. [S3141] Harriet Bonebright Closz. "Daughter Gives Funeral Talk: Harriet M. Closz Delivers Funeral Address of Father, Thomas B. Bonebright. Was Pioneer Here. Came to Hamilton county in 1856 with Early Pioneers." The Daily Freeman Journal, 7 March 1921, p. 5. [TBB 10.].

    19. [S3145] Harriet M. Bonebright (Closz, Carmichael). Bonebright Burial Mound, December 19, 1932, Wilson Brewer Park, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [HB 05.].

    20. [S8654] Ancestry.com U. S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

    21. [S7447] Frederick Bonebright household, 1850 U.S. census, Stephenson County, Illinois, Town of Silver Creek, page 376, dwelling 1839, family 1948; National Archives micropublication M432, Roll 129. [FBon 02.].

    22. [S7446] Thomas B. Bonebright & Sara J. Brewer, Hamilton County Marriage Book, Page 5, Webster City, Iowa, 1858. [SJB 08 & TBB 08.].

    23. [S7445] Sara J. Brewer (Bonebright), undocumented obituary, probably the Webster City Freeman-Journal, week of Mary 27, 1930. [SJB 02.] See also W. H. Cummingham, clerk's certificate as to marriage record, Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa, 08 February 1928. [SJB 04.] See also, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (2000). Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com. [SJB 06.] However, Hamilton County Records indicate May 03, 1858 as the date of marriage. [TBB 08 & SJB 08.].


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