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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.

Edgar Wilson Bunn 1875-1971

Edgar Wilson Bunn

Family line:
John Bunn ca1680James Bunn 1703James Bunn 1737William Bunn 1765George Bunn 1789Henry Alfred Bunn 1827-1905 → Edgar Wilson Bunn 1875-1971.

Edgar Wilson Bunn, born on 10 April 1875 at St Kilda, Victoria, was the 11th of the 12 children of Henry Alfred and Margaret (Wilson) Bunn. He worked as an accountancy clerk in a distillery.

In 1901 at Owensville, he married at age 26 Sarah (Sally) Jane Andrews who was born about 1872. The couple had two children.

Their granddaughter Joan Gardner (nee Allan) has written that Edgar was a quiet man who did not drink or smoke. He worked in a whisky distillery as a clerk. He bought a car but never drove as she remembers. He preferred having others chauffeur him.

Edgar was a leading figure in St Kilda sport teams. He was sponsored to attend Wesley College in Melbourne due to his athletic ability, and graduated from there with triple colours for cricket, football and rowing.

Sally Bunn died in May 1936, Edgar Bunn died on 12 February 1971 at Boronia, Melbourne. The picture at right shows Edgar Bunn in 1951.


Further information

Siblings of Edgar Wilson Bunn.



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