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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Jackson Bonter ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Jackson "Jack" Bonter
LAST NAME: Bonter FIRST NAME: Jackson MIDDLE NAME:  NICKNAME: Jack
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE:  GENDER: M MILITARY: 
BORN: Aug 1833 DIED: 8 Nov 1915 BURIED: 10 Nov 1915
ETHNICITY:  African American OCCUPATION:  Painter
BIRTH PLACE:  Kentucky
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
MARRIAGE - "Mr. Jackson Bonter & Mary Parks, m 29 Dec 1865; O. Dickenson, M. G. Wit: Wm. Johnson & Jones, the barber #831 pg 284".
1870 OR CENSUS -  Jack Bonter, black, age 25, occupation painter, b. Kentucky, is enumerated with Mary, age 21, b. Missouri, along with Wm., age 4, b. Oregon. They are enumerated in the home of J. Williams, age 70, occupation gardner, b.Virginia and Nancy Williams, age 65, b. Kentucky. [NOTE - Mary Bonter, enumerated here in this census which was taken in June 1870, actually died in Feb. 1870.  Her daughter, Rosetta, is aged 5 months and is enumerated with William and Elizabeth Johnson, who later adopted her].
1900 OR CENSUS - Jackson Bonter,  widowed, age 66, occupation painter, b. Aug 1833 in Kentucky.
ADOPTION - Bonter, Jackson: Marion County Commissioners Court Journal, January term of 1872, pg. 599: "In the matter of adopting a child: Now on this day W. P. Johnson and Elizabeth his wife present their Petition to this Court Showing that they are residents in said Marion County and also show to the Court that Rosetta Bonter is a child of the age of one year & Eleven months that her mother is dead and ask that they may adopt said child and have her name changed to Rosetta Johnson. -- And. Jackson Bonter also files his affidavit herein Showing that he is the father of Said Rosetta Bonter, And also asks the Court that said W. P. & Elizabeth Johnson may adopt Said Child and have her name changed to Rosetta Johnson. It is therefore ordered by the Courts that the Prayer of the Petitions herein be granted and that Said Child adopted by said W. P. Johnson & wife and that she hereafter bear the name of Rosetta Johnson -- All of which is now here done."
1910 OR CENSUS - Jackson Bonter, age 76, black, widowed, occupation odd jobs, b.  Kentucky.


NOTE - Salem Pioneer Cemetery Black Pioneer Omnibus dedicated by the Oregon Northwest Pioneers on 1 Feb 2007.
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OSBH DC (Marion County 1915) #5817 - Jackson Bonter, male, widower, occupation Laborer, b. 1833 in Kentucky, d. 8 Nov 1915 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 82 years, resident of Oregon for 60 years, interment in IOOF cemetery 10 Nov, undertaker Lehman & Clough, informant State Hospital records.
OBITUARY: 
MANY ATTEND FUNERAL
Many friends attended the funeral of Jackson Bonter, a pioneer Salem resident, which was held yesterday afternoon from the parlors of Webb & Clough. Rev. Richard Avison officiated at the services. Burial was in Odd Fellows cemetery. Acting as pallbearers were George Randles, Mansfield Brooks, John Jones, Samuel Brooks, Charles Maxwell and O.L. Lynthecom. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 11 Nov 1915 5:2.


NOTE - Salem Pioneer Cemetery Black Pioneer Omnibus dedicated by the Oregon Northwest Pioneers on 1 Feb 2007.
INSCRIPTION: 
No individual marker - is included in the Memorial Black Pioneer Omnibus
SOURCES: 
LR 
J. Plant Register
OSBH DC (Marion 1915) #5817
Marion County Oregon Marriage Records, 1849-1871, Vol. I, pg 52 
Marion Co., Commissioners Court Journal, Jan term of 1872, pg 599
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., E. Salem, FA #394)
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Englewood, ED 143, sheet 6B)
1910 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., E. Salem, ED 225, sheet 14B)
DOS 11 Nov 1915 5:2.
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