This collection consists of correspondence and papers
regarding Edward Bunker, Jr. (1847-1914) and his duties as a Mormon bishop of Bunkerville, Nevada.
Edward Bunker, Jr. was born in Garden Grove, Iowa. The
oldest of thirteen children, his parents were Edward
Bunker, Sr. and Emily Abbott. His father became a Mormon
in April of 1845 and Edward Bunker, Jr. followed his
father into the Mormon lifestyle. He married Arminta
Araminta Zerasa McClellan on November 28, 1870 and had 13
children. In 1877, Edward Bunker, Sr. and his family,
along with several other Mormon families, established
Bunkerville in the southern part of Nevada. Located along
the Virgin River in Long Valley, Bunkerville was
established upon the principles of the United Order.
Edward Bunker, Jr. was ordained as a bishop and oversaw
many of the financial, church-related, and day-to-day
business in Bunkerville.
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