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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Mary A. Bonter ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Mary A. Bonter
LAST NAME: Bonter FIRST NAME: Mary MIDDLE NAME: A. NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME: Parks AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE: Mrs. GENDER: F MILITARY: 
BORN: 13 Sep 1850 DIED: 28 Feb 1870 BURIED: 1 Mar 1870
ETHNICITY:  African American OCCUPATION:  Housewife
BIRTH PLACE:  Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
IOOF - Mrs. Mary A. Bonter, age 23 y's, 3 m's 22 d's, died in Salem of consumption.
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 - Mary Bonter, age 21, black, b. Missouri, is enumerated in the home of J. Williams, black, age 70, Gardner, b. Va., and Nancy Williams, black, age 65, b. Kentucky, along with husband Jack, black, age 25, occupation painter, b. Kentucky and Wm., black, age 4, b. Oregon, and George, black, age 2, b. Oregon.

BIOGRAPHICAL:
Twin sister to Marion Parks who is also buried in Pioneer.


NOTE - Salem Pioneer Cemetery Black Pioneer Omnibus dedicated by the Oregon Northwest Pioneers on 1 Feb 2007.
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OBITUARY: 
DIED At Salem, Sunday, Feb. 26th, Mary Bonter (colored) 20 years of age. She leaves three children. The funeral was numerously attended by friends and relatives, on Tuesday March 1st. 
Oregon Statesman 4 March 1870 3:2
INSCRIPTION: 
Mary 
Wife of 
J. Bontor 
Born 
Sept 13, 1850 
Died 
Feb. 28, 1870
SOURCES: 
LD 
IOOF Register of Burials 
Marion County Oregon Marriage Records, 1849-1871, Vol. I, pg 52 
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem Pct., pg 24) 
DAR pg 10 
DOS 4 March 1870 3:2
CONTACTS: 
LOT: 191 SPACE: 2 SE LONGITUDE:  LATITUDE: 
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