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William Harris "Harry" BRUNSON

Male 1894 - 1958  (63 years)


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  • Name William Harris "Harry" BRUNSON 
    Born 15 Jul 1894  , , , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    1900 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1900  , Bald Hill Twp., Jefferson County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 5y 
    • He was recorded as being the son [grandson] of William J. Lawhorn, and was 5 years old at the time of this census. He was born July 1894, and Illinois was his reported birthplace.
    1900 U.S. census, Illinois, Jefferson County, Bald Hill [LAWHORN, William J] Pg2
    1900 U.S. census, Illinois, Jefferson County, Bald Hill [LAWHORN, William J] Pg2
    1900 U.S. census, Illinois, Jefferson County, Bald Hill [LAWHORN, William J] Pg1
    1900 U.S. census, Illinois, Jefferson County, Bald Hill [LAWHORN, William J] Pg1
    1910 U.S. Census 15 Apr 1910  , Blissville, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 15y 
    • He was recorded as the son of Allen Brunson and was 15 years old at the time of this census. Illinois was his reported birthplace.
    1910 U.S. census, Illinois, Jefferson County, Blissville [COATES, Frank] Pg1
    1910 U.S. census, Illinois, Jefferson County, Blissville [COATES, Frank] Pg1
    1920 U.S. Census 1 Jan 1920  , Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 25y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household, married, and 25 years old at the time of this census. His occupation is unreadable. Illinois was his reported birthplace, as well as that of both his father and mother.
    1920 U.S. census, Illinois, McLean County, Anchor [BRUNSON, Harry W]
    1920 U.S. census, Illinois, McLean County, Anchor [BRUNSON, Harry W]
    Occupation 1930  [7
    laborer 
    1930 U.S. Census 1 Apr 1930  , Money Creek Twp., McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 35y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household, and was 35 years old at the time of this census. "Laborer" was his noted occupation, and Illinois was his reported birthplace.
    1930 U.S. census, Illinois, McLean County, Money Creek [BRUNSON, William Harry] Pg1
    1930 U.S. census, Illinois, McLean County, Money Creek [BRUNSON, William Harry] Pg1
    FindAGrave
    Buried 1958  Anchor Township Cemetery (aka Prairie Chapel Cemetery), Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gravestone for BRUNSON, William 'Harry'
    Gravestone for BRUNSON, William "Harry"
    Transcription:
    SON | W. HARRY BRUNSON | 1894--1958
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 2 July 2005
    Died 5 Jan 1958  , Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    Person ID I3857  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Lawhorn Branch
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2013 

    Father Allan Thurman BRUNSON,   b. 5 Nov 1868, , Ashley, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1938, , Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Cliffie Christina LAWHORN,   b. 17 Jan 1878, , Richview, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1932, Brokaw Hospital, Normal, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 16 May 1893  , Birds Point, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Agency: Married by Rev. J.R. Fox 
    • Cliffie & her sister Delilah (Lila) were married on the same day.
    Marriage Certificate of BRUNSON, Allen and LAWHORN, Cliffie, Page 1
    Marriage Certificate of BRUNSON, Allen and LAWHORN, Cliffie, Page 1
    Marriage Certificate of BRUNSON, Allen and LAWHORN, Cliffie, Page 2
    Marriage Certificate of BRUNSON, Allen and LAWHORN, Cliffie, Page 2
    Family ID F1472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Mae SMITH,   b. 25 Mar 1895,   d. 1 May 1981  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1913 
    Children 
     1. Robert A. BRUNSON,   b. 1914,   d. 14 Mar 1981  (Age 67 years)
     2. Florence A. BRUNSON,   b. 24 Oct 1915, , Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1993, , Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Bevelyn BRUNSON,   b. 15 Dec 1917,   d. 15 Apr 1996, , Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +4. Harold Gale BRUNSON,   b. 8 Aug 1920,   d. 15 Jul 1987, , El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. R. Wayne BRUNSON,   b. 2 Jan 1923,   d. 8 Jun 1984  (Age 61 years)
     6. William Harry BRUNSON, Jr.,   b. 13 Apr 1925, , , McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1995, , , McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Donald E. BRUNSON,   b. 7 Oct 1928,   d. 31 Jul 1993  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1894 - , , , Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 U.S. Census - Age: 5y - 1 Jun 1900 - , Bald Hill Twp., Jefferson County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 U.S. Census - Age: 15y - 15 Apr 1910 - , Blissville, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 U.S. Census - Age: 25y - 1 Jan 1920 - , Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 U.S. Census - Age: 35y - 1 Apr 1930 - , Money Creek Twp., McLean County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1958 - Anchor Township Cemetery (aka Prairie Chapel Cemetery), Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1958 - , Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1125] "California, Death Index, 1940-1997", database, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Nov 2013) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S109] 1900 U.S. census, Jefferson County, Illinois, population schedule, Bald Hill township, enumeration district (ED) 65, sheet 6-B, dwelling 118, family 119, William J. Lawhorn household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 Mar 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 308 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S755] Find A Grave, database and digital images,, (http://findagrave.com: accessed 13 January 2013), memorial page for Allen T. Brunson (1868-1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21425019, citing Anchor Township Cemetery, Anchor, McLean County, Illinois (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S109] 1900 U.S. census, Jefferson County, Illinois, population schedule, Bald Hill township, enumeration district (ED) 65, sheet 6-B, dwelling 118, family 119, William J. Lawhorn household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 Mar 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 308 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S720] 1910 U.S. census, Jefferson County, Illinois, population schedule, Blissville Township, p. 22 (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 94, sheet 8-A, dwelling 146, family 148, Allen Bronson [sic] household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication T624, roll 294 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S728] 1920 U.S. census, McLean County, Illinois, population schedule, Anchor Township, enumeration district (ED) 84, sheets 7-B and 8-A, dwelling 152, family 152, Harry W. Brunson household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T625, roll 386 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S208] 1930 U.S. census, McLean County, Illinois, population schedule, Money Creek Township, enumeration district (ED) 57-5, sheet 2-B, dwelling 50, family 50, Harry Brunson household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 October 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 536 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S506] Anchor Township Cemetery (a.k.a. Prairie Chapel Cemetery) (Anchor, McLean County, Illlinois; LAT/LON N40.559°, W-88.5247°; located southeast of Anchor, Illinois, take East Street (CR 7) south out of town to the first paved road on the left (east) on CR 1900. Go approximately .6 miles, graveyard is on the left (north) side of the road), W. Harry Brunson marker; personally read and photographed, 2 July 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S131] Betty (Lawhorn) Bunger, compiler, "Lawhorn/Coates Family Genealogy," supplied 2005 by Bunger, Kirkland, Illinois (Reliability: 1).

    10. [S564] Jefferson County, Illinois, Marriage Certificate, Vol. 12, No. 0327769 (16 May 1893), Brunson-Lawhorn; Jefferson County Clerk's Office, Mount Vernon, Illinois. [Cliffie and her sister Lila were married on the same day at their father's house].

    11. [S62] "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900," database, Illinois State Archives, (http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp : accessed 2009-present), entry for Allen T. Bronson and Cliffie Lawhorn, 16 May 1893; citing Jefferson County Marriages, vol. 12, no license number (Reliability: 2).