|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1892|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1956|
Full name was Emily Elizabeth Curls Bonner Lane. Emily was married twice:
1. Jordan Thomas Bonner; and,
2. Walter O. Lane.
Emily was the second of the seven children of John Calvin "Bunk" Curls (1862-1910) and Sarah Tucker Curls (1872-1951.) Her paternal grandparents were William Roan Curls, Sr. (1833-1880) and Emily West Curls (1835-1900.) Her maternal grandparents were Matthew Tucker (1827-1910) (son of Henry Crawford Tucker, Jr.) and Elizabeth Gay (1833-1896.)
Emily dropped out of school after 7th grade to help her mother with the younger children. In 1911, at age 19, she obtained a loan from the Moultrie National Banking Company and used the proceeds to complete high school (1914) and college (1917) at Bessie Tift Institute in Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia.
After obtaining degrees in education, mathematics, and French, Emily taught in several south-Georgia school systems before becoming a professor at Norman Park Junior College in Colquitt County. She resigned that position in 1924, after her marriage to Jordan Thomas "Bud" Bonner. After the birth of her only child, Rena Elizabeth, Emily returned to teaching, first in Tampa, Florida, and then in Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia. She worked as visiting teacher for the Colquitt County School System until a year prior to her 1956 death.
John Calvin Curls (1862 - 1910)
Sarah Jordan Lowe Tucker Curls (1872 - 1951)
Jordan Thomas Bonner (1873 - 1943)
Rena Elizabeth Bonner Hamby (1924 - 2014)*
Matthew Willis Curls (1889 - 1954)*
Emily Elizabeth Curls Lane (1892 - 1956)
John McKinley Curls (1896 - 1935)*
Lee Fitzhugh Curls (1899 - 1970)*
Wealthy Maye Curls Conner (1904 - ____)*
Jay Franklin Curles (1907 - 2001)*
Hazel Juanita Curls (1909 - 1910)*
Plot: Lane 7 West; Section 5, Block I, Lot 7 (5 I 7 7th West)
Created by: Ellen Hamby
Record added: Jul 26, 2011
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