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GENERATION NO. 9

GENERATION NO.9

Bunk Elmer was born in Randolph, Metcalfe County, Kentucky and Died in Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois. He married Mary Ida McIntire on December 20, 1896 in Randolph. She was born June 13, 1883 in Edmonton, Kentucky and died April 29, 1967 in Meadows, Illinois. She was the d/o Joseph Alexander McIntire and Nancy Gibson.

The children of Bunk Elmer and Mary Ida McIntire are:

1.Eva b.July 19,1898

2.Velma b.September 26,1899

3.Clayton b.November 8,1901

4.Hazel b.February 16,1904

5.Erney Clifford b.August 18,1906, Randolph, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, d.January 27,1987

6.Robert b.January 18,1911

7.Margaret b.February 27,1914

8.Harvey Eldon b.November 19,1918

9.Billie Ray b.June 11, 1921

10.Mattie Ruth b.June 22,1924.

Note:Bunk Elmer, born in Kentucky, came to Illinois to work in the corn fields, and returned to Kentucky at least once that I know of. Finally returning to Illinois, he worked at the Beet factory in Chatsworth, must have resided there then. Moving to Pontiac, he worked at the _____Shoe Factory.  He was a gentle man and I can remember sitting on his lap and playing with his glasses, and his endearing smile.

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Bunk Elmer Runyon  1875-1948

 

Billie Runyon is the youngest son of Bunk Elmer Runyon

FROM THE "PONTIAC DAILY LEADER"-1941

CPL.BILLIE RUNYON MISSING IN ACTION

CPL. BILLIE RUNYON,20, HAS BEEN MISSING IN ACTION IN THE NORTH AFRICAN AREA SINCE APRIL 7, ACCORDING TO WORD RECEIVED BY HIS PARENTS, MR. AND MRS. ELMER RUNYON, 218 EAST AERL STREET, YESTERDAY FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT.
 
CPL. RUNYON, MEMBER OF THE INFANTRY, ENLISTED IN THE ARMY IN JULY________________________APPROXIMATELY SIX MONTHS. THE LAST LETTER FROM HIM WAS RECEIVED BY HIS PARENTS A MONTH AGO. HE ATTENDED SCHOOL HERE.
 
HE HAS FOUR SISTER AND TWO BROTHERS; MISS MATTIE; MRS. CONWAY JOHNSON; MRS. BERLEY DODSON ALL OF PONTIAC; MRS. BERT RICHARDSON, SANTA ANA,CALIF.;PVT.ROBERT RUNYON, U.S. ARMY; AND CLIFFORD RUNYON,CHATSWORTH.
 
NOTE: THE ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER ARTICAL WAS TORN , LEAVING SOME WORDS MISSING.

Grandma Runyon's favorite poem
 
  
  
 
I would rather have a little rose from the garden   of a friend,
Than flowers strewn around my casket when my days on earth must end.
I would rather have a living smile from one I know is true,
Than tears shed 'round my casket when this world I bid adieu.
Bring me all the flowers today whether pink or white or red,
I would rather have one blossom now than a truckload when I'm dead.
 
AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Mary Ida (McIntire) Runyon
d/o Joseph Alexander and Nancy (Gibson) Runyon
w/o Bunk Elmer Runyon
 

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