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Dr Frank Edward Bunting
Birth: May 24, 1864
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1947
Morton County
North Dakota, USA


The death of Dr. F.E. Bunting marks the passing of the last pioneer doctor in this community--the group of courageous young men who forsook the more comfortable life of the east to establish themselves in practice in frontier communities in the Northwest.

To cope with the exacting service that rough frontier life demanded required a spirit of adventure and the qualities and traditions of the pioneer. In extremes of weather, savage winters and summer's sweltering heat, the pioneer doctor would start on long journeys across country unmarked by road or fence, to minister to the ill.

Coming to Mandan before the turn of the century, in 1897, Dr. Bunting's medical service spanned the gap from the horse and buggy days to the modern auto age with its improved facilities for service. Even tho he had been retired for seven years, he continued to care for the needs of many of his former patients at his home and his kindly interest in their welfare will be greatly missed by a wide circle.

No record of the achievements or hardships of the early days remains, but many are the stories told by grateful patients of the long trips he made to far corners of the county. On one occasion he started in the early morning hours for the home of a stricken farmer but was forced to enlist the aid of a neighboring farmer enroute to act as a guide on the midnight drive. Arriving at the farm home in the early morning hours, he attended to the needs of his patient and after a brief rest returned to Mandan to resume his duties the next day.

Dr. Bunting found relaxation and pleasure in fishing and hunting. His pungent conversational wit brought cheer and comfort to friends and patients alike. His record of service to the community and his loyalty to his profession are a tribute to the memory of a faithful servant of mankind.

Mandan Daily Pioneer
Family links: 
  Jacob Danforth Bunting (1827 - 1898)
  Maria E. Krider Bunting (1834 - 1865)
  Margreta Parkin Bunting (1878 - 1951)
  Mabel Alene Goundry Bunting Haberkorn (1871 - 1928)*
  John Goundry Bunting (1891 - 1967)*
  Rhea Kreider Bunting Adams (1899 - 1981)*
  Charles Danforth Bunting (1862 - 1887)*
  Frank Edward Bunting (1864 - 1947)
*Calculated relationship
Mandan Union Cemetery
Morton County
North Dakota, USA
Plot: Southside, grave 8, lot 24
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Record added: Jun 30, 2008
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