George H. Bonnell

George H. Bonnell

Birth
Barry County, Michigan, USA
Death 10 Sep 1931 (aged 76)
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Leslie, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Plot sec 3, row 7, lot D7
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George Bonnell, born April 15, 1855 in Barry County (Michigan), was the son of Jacob Bonnell and his wife Sarah née Wilson. His parents had moved to Michigan (before 1855) from New York and New Jersey.

Circa 1883, George married Mary, who was from New York. He had a career as a photographer for 46 years. Intermittently during the period 1887 to 1895, he is known to have had a photo tent and possibly also a studio in Grayling (Crawford County), where his family lived for part of this period. From his base in Grayling, he photographed the Henry Stephens & Co logging operations around St Helen. [His descendants understand that many of his photos of lumbering are part of a collection held by Hartwick Pines State Park, near Grayling.] During part of this period, in 1890, he ran a studio in Leslie. In 1906 he and his family moved from Grayling to Lansing, where he had studios intermittently until 1931. With his son Leslie Bonnell, he ran a second studio in Owosso (in Shiawassee County, Michigan), from In 1930 to 1931.

George last worked in March 1931, and died on September 10, 1931 at age 76 from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was survived by his widow, Mary, who remained at their home on 225 Clifford, Lansing, and three of their four children and their four grandchildren.
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Source: Tinder, David V, "Directory of Early Michigan Photographers," University of Michigan, 2013 (http://clements.umich.edu/eadadd/tinder_directory.pdf).


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 89544291
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George H. Bonnell (15 Apr 1855–10 Sep 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 89544291, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Leslie, Ingham County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by WendyRose (contributor 48829749) .