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McCuster Samuel Bonnifield
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1833
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1925
Winnemucca
Humboldt County
Nevada, USA

From The History of Nevada, Sam P. Davis, 1913, p 1073

HON. M.S. BONNIFIELD, of Winnemucca, for a number of years Judge of the Supreme Bench of the State, is numbered among the early pioneers, having crossed the Plains to the territory in 1862. Judge Bonnifield is a native of West Virginia, his birth having occurred September 14, 1833. He received his education in Alleghany College, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and after his graduation, he was elected president of Richards College, serving in that capacity for one year. He removed to Kansas in 1856, where he was admitted to the Bar by the celebrated Judge La Compt, and after practicing his profession for two years, he removed to Ottumwa, Iowa, where he resumed his legal duties. In 1861 he crossed the Plains to Red Bluff, California. The journey was made with horses, taking three months. While a resident of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Judge Bonnifield was united in marriage to Miss Laura Ames, and she accompanied him on his long trip across the Plains to California. In 1862 they went to Humboldt County, Nevada, where the judge has continued to make his home, and throughout this long period, he has been engaged in the practice of law, with exception of the time he spent on the Supreme Bench of the State. He supported the Free-soilers in Kansas and served that state as a State Senator. Afterward he allied his interests with the Democracy and in 1892 became one of the active organizers of the Silver Party. He has represented Humboldt County in the two sessions of the State Senate, and in 1892 he was made presidential elector and was selected to carry the vote of this state to Washington D.C. In 1894 Mr. Bonnifield was elected Judge of the Supreme Court on the Silver Party ticket and served for six years. Mrs. Bonnifield was called to her final rest in 1887, and in 1889 Mr. Bonnifield married Mrs. Nellie Lovelock. He was made a Master Mason in Iowa in 1885 and is also a member of the I.O.O.F. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Laura Ames Bonnifield (1836 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Dell Diamond Bonnifield May (1868 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Winnemucca Cemetery
Winnemucca
Humboldt County
Nevada, USA
Plot: Section PUB1 Row 17 Space 2
 
Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
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