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Frances Ellen Bondurant Williams Pippin
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1864
Marion County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1912
Madison County
Nebraska, USA

My paternal Great Grandmother

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Husband 1: Williams Marion Williams
2: Bennett Preston Pippin

Father: John Mathew Bondurant
Mother: Matilda A. (Chambers) Bondurant

Buried: 26 Apr 1912
Funeral Home: Sessions and Bell

Frances Ellen Bondurant-Williams-Pippin is my paternal Great Grandmother. She was first married on 08 Jul 1880 in Eagleville, Marion Twp, Harrison Co., Missouri, to my Great Grandfather, William Marion Williams who died 30 Oct 1892, in Norfolk, Madison Co., Nebraska, from typhoid fever. Frances Ellen Bondurant-Williams later married Bennett Preston Pippin on 04 Nov 1894 in Norfolk, Madison Co., Nebraska. (source is family records and the Madison County Courthouse, Madison County, NE, Marriage Records)

Her cemetery records are held in a database at Ringer Partners Century 21, 1105 Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701, 1-402-371-1480. They also have the original cemetery records book available.

She died from surgical shock after an operation for uterine cancer at 9:00 PM on 23 Apr 1912. (source: Family records and Ringer Partners reference). However her Nebraska Death Certificate states that the Cause of Death: fatty heart; Contributory (Secondary): Operated cancer of uterus. Source: State of Nebraska Death certificate number 3882 filed 25 Apr 1912.

DEATH RECORD (Norfolk Daily News, April 24, 1912, page 1):
Mrs. B. P. Pippin, wife of Northwestern Conductor Pippin, died at her home 1200 South Fourth Street at 5 o'clock last night. Mrs. Pippin had been ill for several months. Yesterday she underwent an operation and death was due to a weak heart.
Mrs. Pippin was born in Tella [sic - Pella], Marion Co., Iowa., forty-eight years ago. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss three sons, Homer Williams, John Williams and Leo Williams (my grandfather), and two daughters, Mrs. Grace Parker, of this city, and Mrs. (Bessie Pink) E. F. Fisher (Edwin Forest Fisher), of Ogden, Utah, who is here. Her first husband died on Oct 5 [sic - obit error]. Death record states 30 Oct 1892], nineteen years ago. Mrs. Pippin's mother, Mrs. Bondurant, survives.

OBITUARY (Battle Creek Enterprise, Battle Creek, Madison County, Nebr, April 25, 1912, page 1):
Mrs. B. P. Pippin, mother of J. B. Williams of this place died at her home in Norfolk Wednesday evening after an operation. Mrs. Pippin is survived by a husband, three sons and two daughters.

OBITUARY (Norfolk Daily News, April 26, 1912, page 2):
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. B. P. Pippin were held at the Christian church at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. Joy J. Lucas came from Kansas to conduct the services. Interment was in Prospect Hill cemetery. The pallbearers were" G. T. Sprecher, J. W. McClary, G. Colwell, C. E. Hartford, J. L. Black, W. C. Flint.
Mrs. Pippin had lived in Norfolk for many years and her death is a loss not along to her family but to many friends and neighbors, to whom her kindness of heart had always endeared her.

William and Frances had six children:
Clara Grace (b. 30 Mar 1881 - d. 20 May 1960)
John Burnett (b. 30 Jun 1883 - d. Feb 1960)
Bessie Pink (b. 24 Aug 1885 - d. 18 May 1941)
Homer Clyde (b. 05 Sep 1887 - d. 16 Jul 1936)
Baby Girl (b. 18 Aug 1889 - d. 18 Aug 1889)
Leo Lloyd (b. 10 Oct 1890 - d. 29 Jun 1936) [My grandfather]

I have no records that Bennett Pippin and Frances had any children.

1889: She lived at the southwest corner of 12th and Phillip Ave, Norfolk, Nebraska, with her 1st husband, William Marion Williams (Source: Directory of the City of Norfolk, compield by Harrison A. Shorey, Jr., 1889)

1896-1897: She lived at 1411 S. 2nd St., Norfolk, Nebraska, with her 2nd husband, Bennett P. Pippin. (Source: Norfolk and Madison County [Nebraska] City Directory 1896-7 with Farmers List, page 78. Published by Omaha Publishing Company, Rooms 520 and 521, Paxton Block, Omaha, NE)

1911 - 1912: She lived at 1200 S. 4th, Norfolk, Nebraska with her husband B. P. Pippin. (Source: Geo. P. Keiter's Norfolk City and Madison County Nebraska Directory 1911-1912. Keiter Directory Company, 423 Capital Bank Bldg., St. Paul, Min. Copyright 1910 by Geo. P. Keiter)

The history of the Bondurant Clan and the Huguenot's immigration to America can found at
Family links: 
  John Mathew Bondurant (1844 - 1899)
  Matilda A Chambers Bondurant (1847 - 1926)
  William Marion Williams (1857 - 1892)
  Bennett Preston Pippin (1864 - 1943)
  Clara Grace Williams Parker (1881 - 1960)*
  John Burnett Williams (1883 - 1960)*
  Bessie Pink Williams Fisher (1885 - 1941)*
  Homer Clyde Williams (1887 - 1939)*
  Baby Girl Williams (1889 - 1889)*
  Leo Lloyd Williams (1890 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
There is no marker for her. They were too poor to buy one.
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Madison County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section 9; Lot 22. GPS Location: N42.04106 W97.43105
Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Nov 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16673553
Frances Ellen <i>Bondurant Williams</i> Pippin
Added by: Jack Williams
Frances Ellen <i>Bondurant Williams</i> Pippin
Added by: Jack Williams
Frances Ellen <i>Bondurant Williams</i> Pippin
Added by: Jack Williams
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 Added: Apr. 13, 2010

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