Thomas Edwin Bonner


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born in JAN 1857 in Arkansas, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 18 JUN 1934 in Woodruff County, Arkansas.

His wife was Minnie C. Conner, who he married in 1891 in Woodruff County, Arkansas. They had no known children.


BirthJAN 1857
Place: Arkansas
Death18 JUN 1934
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Census4 JUN 1900
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Age: 43
Address: Augusta dwelling 60, family 63 Bonner, Thos, head wm Jan 1857, age 43 marrie 9 yrs, born Ark f&m Tennessee __ Minnie C , wife wf May 1866 age 34 married 9 yrs 0 children born Ark, f&m Tenn Stacy, Cora B, niece wf, June 1883 age 17 single, born Ark, f&m Ark and a cook and one servant.
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: Augusta Memorial Park , Plot E shared stone Thomas and Minnie Find A Grave Memorial# 34634483




Note 1

Thomas Edward Bonner (1857-1934)
As a young man, Bonner kept books for Alexander Miller's saw mill and farming operations at Deview, Arkansas. He used to say that he learned business principles from Mr. Miller. Where Miller said "yes" to people, Bonner learned to say "no." In 1890, Bonner had a store in McCrory, Arkansas, and was the postmaster. He moved to Augusta sometime before 1904. He was an early stockholder in the E. H. Conner Mercantile Company, and became president of the company in 1916. Bonner was also a very successful banker in Augusta. He was one of the founders of the Woodruff County Bank, which opened on December 31, 1914. He was held in high esteem by all that knew him. He was a wealthy man and acquired considerable land during his lifetime.

National Register of Historic Places, Augusta Memorial Park Historic Section, application dated 4/4/2003, listed 6/6/2003