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John Oliver "Ollie" Bonner
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Birth: May 7, 1857
Freestone County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1938
Limestone County
Texas, USA

John Oliver Bonner, son of Sue Bonner and Andrew Samuel Bonner, was born at Bonnerville, Freestone Co., TX 7 May 1857. He was known as Ol, Ollie, or Big Ol to distinguish him from other Oliver Bonners. He spent his lifetime engaged in farming and raising livestock. His house was located not far from his brother Willie's home. John Oliver Bonner and Fannie Hail were married on 17 December 1899 and were parents of one child, Margaret Burleson Bonner. In 1905, the family moved to Wortham, Freestone Co., TX but Ol spent most of his time in Bonnerville farming and ranching. He often went to Wortham to "see Miss Fannie." The story is told that once when he and Willie argued about his using the wagon for one such visit, Ol got mad, hitched mules to a riding cultivator, and rode it from Bonnerville to Wortham and back. He died at the home of his daughter in Mexia, Limestone Co., TX on 21 June 1928.


The Mexia Weekly Herald - June 24, 1938 edition

J. O. Bonner, 81, Dies Tuesday

John Oliver Bonner, 81, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. B. Best, 811 East Grayson Street, Mexia, Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. Mr. Bonner, who had been ill for several months, is a native of Freestone.

Mr. Bonner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Bonner of Mexia; one daughter, Mrs. C. R. Best, Mexia; two sisters, Mrs. John Thornton, and Mrs. Martha Bonner, both of Stewart Mill; one nephew, Carter Thornton, Stewart Mill; two nieces, Mrs. H. Thornton, Muskogee, Okla., and Miss Sue Thornton, Talequah, Okla.; and three grandchildren, Randolph, Jimmie and Billie Sue Best, Mexia.

Family links: 
  Andrew Samuel Bonner (1835 - 1865)
  Susanna Bonner Bonner (1835 - 1897)
  Fannie Hail Bonner (1872 - 1949)
  Margaret Burleson Bonner Best (1902 - 1982)*
  John Oliver Bonner (1857 - 1938)
  William Andrew Bonner (1858 - 1934)*
  Eliza Anna Belle Bonner (1860 - 1870)*
  Mary Irvine Bonner Thornton (1862 - 1948)*
  Martha James Bonner (1865 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Bonner Cemetery
Freestone County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Eric Wood
Originally Created by: Patricia
Record added: Dec 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16884385
John Oliver Ollie Bonner
Added by: Billie Bournias
John Oliver Ollie Bonner
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- Patricia
 Added: Dec. 23, 2009

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