Bunn Family History
Bunn/Smiley family link
On 26 August 1894, Marion Harley Bunn, daughter of Henry Alfred and Margaret (Wilson) Bunn of St Kilda, married Thomas Alexander Ward Smiley, son of Shepherd Parkman and Margaret Phoebe (Ward) Smiley. This part of the Smiley family website explores a little of the Bunn family story from ancestors in England in the late 1600s down to the Australian generation of Marion Harley Bunn.
Arthur Bernard Bunn 1873-1952
John Bunn ca1680 → James Bunn 1703 → James Bunn 1737 → William Bunn 1765 → George Bunn 1789 → Henry Alfred Bunn 1827-1905 → Arthur Bernard Bunn 1873-1952.
Arthur Bernard Bunn, born on 10 March 1873 at St Kilda, Victoria, was the 10th of the 12 children of Henry Alfred and Margaret (Wilson) Bunn. He worked as a drilling contractor in country Victoria.
On 14 June 1899 at Elsternwick, he married Jessie Maria Harris who was born on 17 April 1868 at Morses Creek (now known as Bright). Jessie was one of four children (her siblings were Elizabeth, Jane and Valentine). She was remembered by her children as a gifted pianist.
Jessie (Harris) Bunn died in 1948, Arthur Bunn died on 20 March 1952. The picture at right shows Arthur Bunn in 1951, about a year before he died.
- Bernard Valentine Bunn (1901-1988) married 1928 Florence May Lewis (1904-1982)
- Gwenda Jessica Bunn (1903-1992) married 1930 Leslie James Gales (1901-1971)
- Leonard Arthur Bunn (1906-1992) married 1947 Kathleen Anderson Gapes
- Mollie Leonie Lisbeth Bunn (1908-1996)
Arthur and Jessie Bunn and family photograph
Siblings of Arthur Bernard Bunn.