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Clayton Mason Bonham
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1824
Ohio, USA
Death: May 1, 1872
Marshall County
Illinois, USA

Clayton married Esther Amelia Bodley 21 Oct 1852. They were the parents of Ella Louise Bonham born 11 Oct 1856 and Eugene Stanton Bonham born 14 Feb 1862.


May 9, 1872
AT Lacon, May 1, of congestion of the bowels, Clayton M. Bonham, aged 48 years.
Death of C. M. Bonham
Suddenly, yea we can hardly realize that the cold clods of the valley today cover the earthy form of Mr. Clayton M. Bonham. Ten days ago he was in the prime of life, attending to his business at Varna. Inflammation of the bowels brought him suddenly low, and cut him off in the prime of an exalted manhood. The funeral took place on Thursday under the auspices of Odd Fellowship, to which fraternity he had belonged many years, members being present from Lacon, Henry, Sparland, and elsewhere, the attendance being very large of mourning friends, neighbors and citizens. The Baptist minister preached the sermon and the body was conveyed to the family cemetery in Whitefield township, where a father, mother, and other members of this large family lie.
Mr. Bonham had been postmaster of Lacon, member of the county republican committee, a sincere, earnest member of the Baptist church, and a gentleman widely known and respected. He had been a lumber dealer for many years. He was a contestant two years ago against W. E. Cook, Esq., for the office of supervisor of Lacon, and his popularity as a citizen is shown in the fact that he lacked but a few votes of being elected, and was far ahead of all who had previously ran for the same office against "a life lease candidate." The Sparland lodge was named after him - Clayton lodge I. O. O. F. - for valuable service he had rendered it. Mr. Bonham was upright in word and deed, active in public affairs, and was a very excellent citizen. He is a great loss to the family and the county, and to friends far and near. All the brothers, five living, were present at the funeral - Jeriah, George, Warford, Henson and William. 
Family links: 
  Warford Bonham (1781 - 1869)
  Rebecca Mason Bonham (1789 - 1858)
  Mahala Bonham Tanquary (1809 - 1883)*
  Jeriah Bonham (1818 - 1895)*
  William M. Bonham (1820 - 1895)*
  Warford Bonham (1822 - 1894)*
  Clayton Mason Bonham (1824 - 1872)
  Henson Davis Bonham (1831 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Bonham Cemetery
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Ann Gilmore
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 102995219

- Stachia Chadwick & Tombstone Jack
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013

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