Major BONNER

Major BONNER

Male 1889 - 1925  (36 years)

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  • Name Major BONNER  [1, 2
    Nickname Jack or Merle or Murrell 
    Born 17 Jun 1889  near Scurry, Kaufman County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1920  Willis, Marshall, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 31Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    More Info 8 Dec 1922  Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bonner v State
    238 P. 229
    31 Okl.Cr. 245
    Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
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    Cite as: 1925 OK CR, 31 Okl.Cr. 245, 238 P. 229
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    (Syllabus.)
    Intoxicating Liquors ˇ Evidence Sustaining Conviction for Unlawful Possession. In a prosecution for unlawful possession of intoxicating liquor, evidence held to sustain a conviction.
    Appeal from County Court, Marshall County; Isaac O. Lewis, Judge.
    Judgson Bonner was convicted of the unlawful possession of intoxicating liquor, and he appeals. Affirmed.
    Page 246
    Don Welch, J.O. Minter, and J.R. McClendon, for plaintiff in error.
    George F. Short, Atty. Gen., and G.B. Fulton, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.
    DOYLE, J. The information in this case charges that in Marshall county, December 8, 1922, the defendants, Major Bonner and Judgson Bonner, did have in their possession 10 1/2 gallons of whisky with the unlawful intent to sell the same. On this separate trial, the jury returned a verdict finding the defendant Judgson Bonner guilty as charged in the information, and fixed his punishment at a fine of $50 and confinement in the county jail for 30 days. From the judgment rendered on the verdict, he appeals.
    The errors assigned are that the court erred in admitting incompetent evidence, and that the verdict is not sustained by sufficient evidence.
    E.W. Jones, deputy sheriff, testified with W.B. Dickerson and A.M. Corder he went to Judgson Bonner's farm to search the premises for liquor, under authority of a search warrant; that they saw him walking down a path that leads from his house to a spring; that he walked on past the spring into a canyon, and seeing the officers, stopped; that they walked up to him and within a few feet from the place he stopped found a 10-gallon can containing whisky; that they left Mr. Corder there with the defendant and went to the house; Major Bonner and a man by the name of Robinson were in sitting at a table on which was a half-gallon can of whisky; that the 10-gallon can was covered with a sugar sack, and was about 20 steps from the spring; that further on down the canyon, three quarters of a mile from the house, they found a still and some whisky. W.B. Dickerson and A.M. Corder testified, in substance,
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    to the same facts as did witness Jones. The defendant did not testify.
    Upon an examination of the record, we find no prejudicial error in the rulings of the court in the admission of testimony.
    As to the sufficiency of the evidence, we think there can be but little doubt. The trial was in all respects fair, and we are unable to find anything in the record sufficient to warrant us in interfering with the verdict.
    The judgment appealed from is therefore affirmed.
    BESSEY, P.J., and EDWARDS, J., concur.
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    Died 29 Aug 1925  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kingston Cemetery, Marshall County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P249  Wisser and Bryant 2013 | Barbara Ann (Bryant) Wisser family
    Last Modified 27 May 2019 

    Father Jonathan BONNER,   b. 23 Jan 1863, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1952, Marshall Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Kate Antonia HYER 
    Family ID F259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eunice Tennessee TEAGUE,   b. 8 Jul 1889, Dekalb, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1969, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jackson B. BONNER,   b. 30 Mar 1907, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1994, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Eva Lee BONNER,   b. 1908, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 2004  (Age 96 years)
     3. Hubert A. BONNER,   b. 1910, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Addie BONNER,   b. 26 Mar 1911, Kingston, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1999  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Opal Florence BONNER,   b. 12 Jun 1912, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 2011, Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     6. Homer Mearl (Red) BONNER,   b. 20 Dec 1913, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 2001, Stockton, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +7. Hoza Major BONNER,   b. 11 Mar 1916, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 2001, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Bill Overton BONNER,   b. 12 May 1918, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 2007, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +9. John Isaac BONNER,   b. 29 Mar 1921, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1985, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Bettie DOBSON,   b. 31 Oct 1902, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1973, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married around 1922 
    Divorced Major Died 1925 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sterling Maxwell BONNER,   b. 18 Aug 1922, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 2004, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Otis Don BONNER,   b. 13 Nov 1924, Kingston, Marshall County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sept 2003, Rescue, El Dorado Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1910 Census Texas - Bonner Families in Cooke County Texas
    1910 Census Texas - Bonner Families in Cooke County Texas
    Jackson B Bonner - 70
    Martha L Bonner - 67
    Johnathan Bonner - 47
    Kate W Bonner - 16
    Mary Bonner - 42

    Murrell Bonner - 20 (40 ?)
    Eunice T. Bonner - 21 (41?)
    Jackson B. Bonner - 3
    Eva L. Bonner - 1
    Hubert A. Bonner - 0

    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Cooke, Texas; Roll: T624_1542; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0058; FHL microfilm: 1375555.
    bonner_teague_marriage_1905_madill.jpg
    bonner_teague_marriage_1905_madill.jpg
    1905 Marriage License for Major Bonner and Eunice Teage
    1920 United States Federal Census For M Bonner
    1920 United States Federal Census For M Bonner
    major_bonner_unice_marriage_license_1905_cu_crop.jpg
    major_bonner_unice_marriage_license_1905_cu_crop.jpg
    1905 Marriage License for M. Bonner and Eunice Teague.
    Issued in Madill, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
    Note: Not Executed
    1957_Polks_Directories_Bonner_Hoza_p67.jpg
    1957_Polks_Directories_Bonner_Hoza_p67.jpg
    1957 Polks Stockton Directory
    Addie Bonner
    Eunice T. Bonner (widow of Major Bonner)
    Hoza Bonner (Myrel L)
    Listed as a Ranch Worker

    Headstones
    Merle 'Major' Bonner stone
    Merle "Major" Bonner stone
    Merle "Major" Bonner

    Thanks to Patti Veneziale for taking this picture
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64330475

    Kingston Cemetery
    Kingston
    Marshall County
    Oklahoma, USA
    Merle 'Major' Bonner stone with date cleared
    Merle "Major" Bonner stone with date cleared
    Merle "Major" Bonner - with final date cleared
    Thanks to Ron McCollum for taking this picture http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64330475
    Kingston Cemetery Kingston Marshall County Oklahoma, USA

    Histories
    bonner_major_news_killed.jpg
    bonner_major_news_killed.jpg
    Major Bonner Shot and Killed

    NOTE: Mrs. Ethel Bonner mentioned seems to be the wife of Oliver H "Judge" Bonner (an uncle).

    Military Records
    Major_-Bonner_WWI_1917registration_web.jpg
    Major_-Bonner_WWI_1917registration_web.jpg
    Major Bonner WWI 1917 Registration

    BIRTH: Near Scurry, Texas, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S-1718017955] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    2. [S-1718017626] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1920; Census Place: Willis, Marshall, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1472; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 858.