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bonnyman in edmonton?
Posted by: bill sutherland Date: August 31, 2000 at 20:35:20
In Reply to: How to start my own Genealogy search by Brad Bonnyman of 37

brad: pleased to meet you: my mother was ellen bonnyman daughter to william bonnyman of alberta via nova scotia via boston mass. u.s.a originally from highland rebel stock [up the stewart] and damn proud iam . bill was quite a guy so the stories go as passed on to me from my mother. bill had a twin brother john bonnyman who was a law man in sasatchewan this was before the n.w m.p had any jurisdiction in saskatchewan [bad people,bad turf last law this side of orion] these two men as tough as they were had good reputations as being honest and fair .bill bonnyman [my granddad] was a stonemason in edmonton.i did not know him personally but my mother used to talk about him to me when i was young . john bonnyman my granddads brother was shot in a bootlegging raid in fort mc leod alberta .later research has shown me this probably occured in saskatchewan as the n.w.m.p. were probably still lost in the prairies at this time .the last time i saw any thing to do with john bonnyman was on a history channel were he was teaching the n.w.m.p. marksmanship .you come from one butt kicker family.proud name proud to make your acquaintance. i do not have a computer yet as i am still trying to move in to to the nuclear age . please contact me through honetstlink@aol.com bill sutherland north vanc. b.c.




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