Elisha G. Bunker

b. 26 November 1870
d. 1952

Background

Elisha G. Bunker was the son of William P. & Hannah (Gilley) Bunker.
He was the brother of Henry A. Bunker.
He was the husband of Annie L. Bunker.
They had children:
1. Ada W.
2. Leona A.
3. Pauline "Polly" L.
4. Charlene
5. Edgar A.

Elisha owned and ran a general store on Great Cranberry.
Buried in Bunker Cemetery.

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photo courtesy of Dot Towns

his house

photo courtesy of Dot Towns

Elisha Bunker's Store

Elisha's store was at the end of Dog Point Road, by The Pool.  It is seen in this 1942 photo of Ada Rice (on horseback) talking to Elisha next to his store.

photo courtesy of Ada Rice

the store

photo courtesy of Dot Towns

at his store

photo courtesy of Dot Towns

In May or June 1967 the store was moved to a different lot, a short ways west on Dog Point Road, and now forms part of the house currently occupied by Charlene Allen, one of Elisha's daughters. Moving the store

photo courtesy of Charlene Allen

Obituary

Elisha C. Bunker
Cpl. Edgar A. Bunker

A double funeral service for a son who died last October in Korea and his father who died suddenly Saturday night was held on Great Cranberry Island, Tuesday afternoon.  The father was Elisha C. Bunker, 81 and the son was Cpl. Edgar A. Bunker, 26.

Corporal Bunker was serving with the Fifth Cavalry Division on the eastern front at Youchon, Korea, when he was wounded in action on Oct. 7, 1951.  He died the following day.

Born on Great Cranberry Island March 26, 1925, the son of the late Elisha G. and Annie Spurling Bunker.  Bunker attended the Cranberry Island school and Pemetic High school of Southwest Harbor.  He was a member of the Rockbound grange of Cranberry Island.  He was drafted into the U. S. Army on Sept. 16, 1950 and was graduated from the Chemical Warfare school in Japan in August, 1951.  After his graduation he was sent to active duty in Korea.

He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Ada W. Rice, Mrs. Leona A. MacAllister, Miss Pauline L. Bunker, and Miss Charlene Bunker, two aunts and two nieces, all of Great Cranberry Island.

Elisha G. Bunker died suddenly at his home here Saturday evening.

He was born here on November 26, 1870, the son of William P. and Hannah Gilley Bunker.  He had always made his home here, where he was captain of pleasure yachts, and had conducted a general store for 20 years.

Mr. Bunker is survived by four daughters, two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Spurling and Miss Clara Bunker; and two nieces, all of Great Cranberry Island.

Funeral services for Corporal Bunker and his father were conducted at the Cranberry Island Congregational church on Tuesday by Dr. Charles Cummings of the Bangor Theological seminary.  Interment for both was in the Bunker cemetery on Great Cranberry Island, with military services at the grave for Corporal Bunker by the Eugene M. Norwood Post, No. 169 of the American Legion of Southwest Harbor.

[In the above, in 2 places Elisha is referred to as "Elisha C." and in several other places "Elisha G."  I believe the "G" is correct.  It is "G" on the stone in the Bunker Cemetery. -- BK]

 


Annie L. (Spurling) Bunker

b. 1890
d. 1943

Background

Wife of Elisha G. Bunker.
Buried in Bunker Cemetery.

photo courtesy of Ada Rice

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