|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1836|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1906|
("The Journal-Herald Pictorial Magazine" dated November 29, 1906 on p. 5)
Joseph Bunnell one of the oldest if not the oldest pioneer in this section of Pottawattamie county died this morning at 10:30 o'clock in his 71 year. His sickness was of short duration and his death a surprise to his large circle of friends. Obituary next week.
("The Journal-Herald" dated December 7, 1906 on p. 8)
Joseph A. Bunnell died Thursday November 29, at his home in Avoca after a short illness aged 71 years 10 months and nineteen days. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church under the auspices of the U.S. Grant Post No. 123. Rev. Chambers officiating.
Joseph A. Bunnell was born January 10, 1836 at Streetburough, Ohio. When nine years of age he moved with parents to Illinois, settling near Rockford, eight years later, his parents moved to DeWitt, Clinton County, Ia., eight years later he in company with an Uncle came to Shelby county, engaging in farming. On the 14th day of August 1855 Mr. Bunnell was united in marriage to Miss Sarah J. Headley of Newtown. In 1856 he with his family moved to Omaha, and later the same year returned to Shelby county. In 1864 he moved onto his present farm south of Newtown, which place has since been his home. In 1863 Mr. Bunnell with fifteen other neighbors went to Harlan, and enlisted in the Ninth Iowa Calvery volunteers, with this company he served through the balance of the war, was honorably discharge, after which he returned to Newtown and resumed his duties as a farmer and stock raiser, which line he was very successful. The past few years he has devoted most of his time to the buying of land owning over 3,000 acres in Canada, a large tract in Texas and Colorado, besides his homestead near Avoca, of over 500 acres.
Mr. Bunnell was a man who attended strictly to his own business and by his strict business methods made many friends and accumulated quite a fortune. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, five sons and three daughters, George E.; Walter E.; Albert E.; Chas.; and Ola C. Bunnell of Avoca, Mrs. ?. Palmer of Corning, Mrs. A. P. Cramer of LeMars and Mrs. Emma V. Robinson of Avoca and a large circle of neighbors and friends who extends sympathy to the bereaved family.
Charles Bunnell (1806 - 1894)
Margaret M. Barlow Bunnell (1811 - 1875)
Sarah Jane Headlee Bunnell (1838 - 1928)*
Annis D Bunnell Cramer (____ - 1943)*
George E. Bunnell (1860 - 1928)*
Walter Elzie Bunnell (1866 - 1921)*
Albert E Bunnell (1868 - 1955)*
Alby M Bunnell (1834 - 1881)*
Joseph Almie Bunnell (1836 - 1906)
Byron Lord Bunnell (1840 - 1936)*
J. A. BUNNELL
Jan. 10, 1836
Nov. 29, 1906
Co. M, 9th Ia. Cav.
Plot: Section 10 Row 11
Created by: Barbara Butcher
Record added: Jan 20, 2012
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