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 they 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
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