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Louise Lenore Douglas Bonnell

  • Birth 15 Feb 1912 Golconda, Pope County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 23 Nov 1998 Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Golconda, Pope County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 71472625

Louise was born to Eula and Jesse Douglas. Her siblings were Frances and James Robert. At the age of 15, she became the first female to swim the width of the Ohio River at Golconda. Louise graduated from Golconda H.S.; attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. She married Cecil Bonnell on July 20, 1947. They had two children, Michael and Cindy; granddaughter, Melinda Bonnell Bernal; three great grandchildren, Lucas, Isaiah, and Alexis. She retired from the State of Illinois where she had been a social worker.


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  • Created by: Janice Bonnell
  • Added: 16 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71472625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Lenore Douglas Bonnell (15 Feb 1912–23 Nov 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71472625, citing IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Janice Bonnell (contributor 47535102) .