Marie Eugenie Bonnard

F, #10007, b. 22 June 1864, d. 6 December 1936
Father*Francis Alexander Bonnard b. 12 Aug 1816, d. 6 Mar 1879
Mother*Margaret Williamson b. 25 Sep 1825, d. 31 Oct 1875
ChartsPedigree - John's mother Alice Roberta Marie Snook
ReferenceGrm, W7
Birth*22 June 1864 Marie Eugenie Bonnard was born on 22 June 1864 at Colma, San Mateo Co., California; Granddaughter Marie said that her mother Alice said that Marie Eugenie was born in Colma. On a FGS, it said she was born in Grass Valley. On checking, Colma is in San Mateo county, and Grass Valley is in Nevada county. Colma is just south of San Francisco, so it is a more likely place.
Bible says Green Valley, Contra Costa, CA. 
(InHomeOf) Census18701870 She appeared on the 1870 census in the household of Francis Alexander Bonnard, pg 87 #634-1018 , San Francisco Ward 4, San Francisco Co., California. Her info on the census included - Bonnard, Maria 6 b.CA. 
Event-Misc* Marie Eugenie Bonnard had the following event: at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, When her father died, she was a minor. The Index of all Estates in Probate in the City and County of San Francisco, Calif. from 1850 (SLC 100133 #3) shows her listed as Bonnard, Marie Eugenie, Minor with the record being #8351 in register 11 pg 650, but that is no use since the records themselves were destroyed in the earthquake/fire. 
Event-Misc*26 April 1887 She and Walter Snook had the following event: on 26 April 1887 at Weimar, Placer Co., California, Walter wrote a letter to Marie on her engagement to his brother. "... Now I hear that you are shortly to be a new sister to me; and that through the agency of my favourite old brother John. Please accept my hearty congratulations and a brothers welcome. ..." 
Marriage*25 July 1887 Marie Eugenie Bonnard married John Snook MD, son of Henry Snook Jr and Elizabeth Curtis, on 25 July 1887 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California; Marie Eugenie Bonnard to John Snook MD of Southampton England, July 25, 1887
Place of San Francisco is assumed from letters.1 
(InHomeOf) Census19001900 Marie Eugenie Bonnard appeared on the 1900 census in the household of John Snook MD, ED 27 sht 7b 1905 Railroad Ave #144-144, Bakersfield, Kern Co., California. Her info on the census included -
Snook, Marie B 35 b.CA Jun 1864, 5 children 3 living, father b.Scotland mother b.Ireland. 
Event-Misc*2 December 1904 Marie Eugenie Bonnard and John Snook MD had the following event: on 2 December 1904 at The Grange - Broadstone, Welborne, England, John and Marie got a letter from H Snook, but it's not totally clear from the letter whether from his father or brother Henry. I suspect that it is the father as he says "we are living in a pretty retired situation standing on high ground ... within easy distance of sea, 3 miles from Poole 3 from Wimborne 10 from Blandford, 20 from Millbrook." 
(InHomeOf) Census19101910 Marie Eugenie Bonnard appeared on the 1910 census in the household of John Snook MD, ED64 sht 3a #26-28, Oakland, Alameda Co., California. Her info on the census included -
Snook, Marie 45 b.CA age 22 at marriage, 5 children 3 living, father b.Scotland mother b.Ireland. 
Event-Misc Marie Eugenie Bonnard had the following event: at Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, The League for the Protection of American Prisoners of Wars was organized in Berkeley CA in 1917. About 18 months after the signing of the Armistice, in one of the issues of the American Legion Weekly, there appeared a short notice asking ex-prisoners of war to communicate with Mrs John Snook of Berkeley CA, charman of the Executive Board of the League. 
Event-Misc*7 December 1919 She and John Cedric Joseph Snook had the following event: on 7 December 1919 at Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming, Letter from "J.C. Snook" to "Dearest Mother"
Your letter came yesterday, I am not sure but what your honors thrill me as much if not more than they do you, you can not imagine how proud of you I am, even my heroic brother must take second place. It is wonderful to be honored for your deeds, as it does not always come to those who most deserve it. Mother dear if you were a man, we would have a leader to step into Roosevelts place, as a leader of American thought and action, and Oh how we do need a real leader now. But I am mighty glad you are not for what would we kids do with out you for a Mother. I wonder if Edith or I will be able to guide the steps of our children with such clearness of vision and understanding as you did mine and if we can instill in them that honor that would rather died than be tainted ever so little. They are wonderful kids and it would be a crime against God not to bring them up right, but I know we will, only some times I get worried for fear I might misunderstand them.
[The rest of the letter is missing, so even though there is no direct indication of what the "honor" is, we know that is was her service during and after the war.] 
(InHomeOf) Census19201920 Marie Eugenie Bonnard appeared on the 1920 census in the household of John Snook MD, ED 174 sht 11b #141-155 2403 Dwight Way, Berkeley , Alameda Co., California. Her info on the census included -
Snook, Marie E B 55 b.CA (father b.Scotland, mother b.Ireland.) 
(InHomeOf) Census19301930 Marie Eugenie Bonnard appeared on the 1930 census in the household of John Snook MD, ED 10 sht 21b #486-500 745 Martin, Monterey, Monterey Co., California. Her info on the census included -
Snook, Marie 65 b.California , age 28 when married, father b.Scotland mother b.N.Ireland. 
Death*6 December 1936 Marie Eugenie Bonnard died on 6 December 1936 at Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, at age 72; Marie Bonnard Snook d. Dec 6, 1936 aged 72.1 
Biography*1985  There is an extensive biographay of her at:
https://documents.alexanderstreet.com/d/1009638376

Family

John Snook MD b. 20 Apr 1861, d. 16 Jun 1931
Marriage*25 July 1887 She married John Snook MD, son of Henry Snook Jr and Elizabeth Curtis, on 25 July 1887 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California; Marie Eugenie Bonnard to John Snook MD of Southampton England, July 25, 1887
Place of San Francisco is assumed from letters.1 
Children
Last Edited4 Jul 2022

Citations

  1. [S165] Bonnard Family Bible - "The Illuminated Bible" with cover picture of Trinity Church New York City - also some loose pages found therein Harper & Brothers: 82 Cliff St, New York, 1846, My Evd # 165.