|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1865|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1947|
m: Nancy Brodie Shaw in 1931 in Chelan Co, WA (she d: 18 Mar 1956 in Wenatchee daughter of Peter Shaw and Rachel Dunn)
JESSE D. BONAR, who resides at Entiat, Washington, is manager of the Entiat Improvement Company, which owns about seven hundred acres of land under irrigation ditch. He is cropping the entire estate to alfalfa and the enterprise is one of the large movements in Chelan county.
Jesse D. Bonar was born in Winnebago county, Iowa, on November 8, 1865, the son of Jesse and Jemima (Ragan) Bonar, natives of Ohio and Indiana, respectively. The mother died some time since and the father is still living in Iowa, aged eighty-four. Our subject has the following brothers and sisters: David, James, Daniel and Welsey, all in Iowa; Mrs. Nellie Howe, Mrs. Hester Luke, Mrs. Mary M. Mathena, Mrs. Eliza Rosser, Mrs. Myrtie Tipperary.
Jesse D. Bonar was educated in the common schools in Iowa and remained there until 1888, in which year he journeyed to Puget Sound. He spent six years in farming and lumbering there, then came to Entiat and engaged in logging until 1895, when be took charge of the Entiat Improvement Company, being now manager of the same. Mr. Bonar has shown rare executive ability and skill in managing this concern and is making it a paying enterprise.
On January 21, 1895, in the Entiat valley, Mr. Bonar married Miss Minnie M. Gray, and to them one child has been born, Ellen Gertrude. Mr. Bonar is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and a stanch and active Democrat. Mrs. Bonar is a member of the Christian church.
Information provided by: Dora E Niceschwander Smith
Washington Death Certificate
Name:Jess D Bonar
Death Date:24 Feb 1947
Death Place:Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington
Age at Death:81 years 3 months 16 days
Estimated Birth Year:1866
Spouse's Name:Nancy Bonar
Father's Name:Jess Bonar
Mother's Name:M Ragan
Digital GS Number:4223263
Minnie M Gray Bonar (1874 - 1920)*
Ellen Gertrude Bonar (1900 - 1994)*
Wenatchee City Cemetery
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Dec 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82416155
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