Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Charles V. Bonnell

Chas. V. Bonnell
Co. A
65 Ind. Inf.

Buried Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson County, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 2 July 2011.

According to the death certificate of Charles V. Bonnell, he was born in New Jersey and died 9 March 1917. His parents were Charles Bonnell, born New Jersey, and Sarah Quick, born Illinois.

Charles V. Bonnell's obituary appeared in the Henderson Daily Journal on Saturday, 10 March 1917. It stated the following:
"Death at 11:45 o'clock Friday morning claimed C.V. Bonnell, aged 69, Union soldier, who served in the Sixty-fifth Indiana Infantry during the civil war, at the home of his son on Ingram street. For many years Mr. Bonnell served as postmaster at Geneva and lived in Henderson county since the war. He is survived by three sons, William, C.L., and Ralph Bonnell, and two daughters, Mrs. W.C. Boivine and Miss Ada Bonnell, all of the city. The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon from the residence by Rev. W.P. Baird, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Montgomery. Interment will be in Fernwood cemetery."

In addition to the government-supplied tombstone above, there is a tombstone for Bonnell and his wife.

Tombstone of Chas. V. and Ella Bonnell
Fernwood Cemetery
Henderson, Kentucky

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by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

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