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Edward BUNKER

American Edward BUNKER

American pioneer, Mormon, and community founder of Bunkerville, Nevada

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on August 01, 1822 in Atkinson, Maine, USA
Died: on November 17, 1901 in Colonia Morales, Mexico


Biography

Bunker was born in Atkinson, Maine, the youngest of Silas and Hannah Berry Bunker's nine children. As a teenager in the fall of 1841, he struck out on his own with his brother-in-law John Berry to Wisconsin "to see the country."

Bunker did not make it to Wisconsin that winter. Because the rivers and lakes were frozen by the time they reached Ohio, he and John decided to visit a friend in Kirtland, Ohio. There, they met Martin Harris.

John and Edward both read the Book of Mormon and Parley P. Pratt's A Voice of Warning. John eventually went to see members of his family in Pittsburgh, while Edward remained in nearby Cleveland, attending meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and being baptized in April 1845.

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