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Bunker, John Mathieson, 1870-1946


John Mathieson Bunker (1870-1946) was born September 12, 1870 to Edward Bunker and Mary M. McQuarrie in Santa Clara, Utah. In 1877, the Bunker family moved to the Virgin Valley of Nevada and settled in what became known as Bunkerville. John Mathieson Bunker lived and worked in the mines of El Dorado Canyon, Nevada. He attended the Agricultural College of Utah in Logan, Utah for one year. He married Mary Etta Syphus in the St. George, Utah Temple on September 12, 1895. After her passing on November 30, 1895, John Mathieson Bunker served a mission to the Southern United States from 1896-1899. He married Eloise Turnbaugh in 1906 and fathered six children. He passed away on July 31, 1946.