Warren Rogers Bunker

b. 1824
d. 8 Feb 1870

Background

Warren R. Bunker was the husband of Sidney C. Bunker.
They married 21 Apr 1847.
Buried in the Bunker Cemetery.

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Sidney Chadwick (Hamor) Bunker

b. 1824
d. 2 Aug 1918
age 94y 3m 1d

Background

Sidney was the daughter of David and Experience (Leland) Hamor, of Eden (Bar Harbor.)
She was the wife of Warren R. Bunker.
They married 21 Apr 1847.
See photo of Sidney and her daughter, Julia Bunker Spurling.
She was active in the Cranberry Isles Benevolent Sewing Circle.
Buried in the Bunker Cemetery.

Obituary

Mrs. Sidney C. Bunker

The death of Mrs. Sidney Chadwick Bunker, occurred Aug. 2, after an illness of eight months, aged 94 years, three months and one day.  She was the daughter of David and Experience (Leland) Hamor, a noted family of the town of Eden, now Bar Harbor, and was the last of ten children, a brother, Robert, dying last winter at Bangor, a veteran of the Civil War.

She married April 21, 1847, Captain Warren Rogers Bunker at this place, the ceremony being performed by Capt. Thomas Bunker, the father of the groom, and they went at once to live in the home where she died over 71 years later.  Her husband died 48 years ago on the 8th of last February.  Mrs. Bunker was greatly respected and was a great worker all her life until the past year.  She always enjoyed the best of health and was a model housekeeper and homemaker.  She was an active member of the Ladies' Union Sewing Circle from the years 1860 to 1866 and it was largely through the efforts of the Bunker family that the old Union meeting house was built on Big Cranberry island in 1866.  She belonged to the Methodist of Bar Harbor, but was more than willing that the meeting house -- the first house of worship to be built in this town -- should be dedicated as a Union church and during many long years was a constant and faithful member of the church.

The funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Mr. Tower of Southwest Harbor, and words of consolation were spoken by Rev. A. P. McDonald of the Coast Missionary society.  She was buried in the Bunker cemetery beside her husband and only a short space from the home where she had lived before for more than three score and one-half years.  She leaves two children, Mrs. Alfretta Brewer, and Mrs. Julia Spurling, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cranberry Isles, Aug. 7. [handwritten in: 1918]

courtesy of Judy Whitney


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