Vary Family

Joseph M. BONNERAge: 62 years18771939

Name
Joseph M. BONNER
Birth April 7, 1877 34
Education
Potsdam Normal School
yes

Birth of a brotherAlbert BONNER
October 4, 1878 (Age 17 months)

Birth of a brotherHarry Vary BONNER Sr.
August 28, 1881 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMercy CARR
December 22, 1886 (Age 9 years) Age: 88
Death of a motherMary Eliza VARY
April 24, 1923 (Age 46 years)
Occupation
Mayor of the Village of Pulaski
between 1930 and 1934 (Age 52 years)

Residence between 1916 and 1939 (Age 38 years)
Death May 27, 1939 (Age 62 years)
Title
Prof.
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mother
Marriage: September 25, 1867
14 years
younger brother
-4 years
himself
Joseph M. BONNER
Birth: April 7, 1877 34Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA
Death: May 27, 1939Ramona Beach, Oswego, New York, USA
18 months
younger brother
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Joseph M. BONNER
Birth: April 7, 1877 34Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA
Death: May 27, 1939Ramona Beach, Oswego, New York, USA
wife

Shared note

He was elected superintendent of the second supervisory district of Oswego county schools from 1911 until his death in 1939. He became a Mason and joined Richville Lodge No. 633 F. & A.M., then transferred his membership in 1916 to Pulaski Lodge No. 415 where he served as master in 1924-25. Later he served as Deputy Grand Master of the Oswego district. He was also a member of Pulaski chapter No. 279 R.A.M. and served that body as an officer. He was affiliated with the odd Fellows and was a life member of Orwell Grange. He was a former president of the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. During his administration as Mayor of Pulaski for two terms, he actively promoted the extension of the village water system to include the purchase of the Richland springs, bringing the water to the village in mains direct from the springs preventing contamination and greatly increasing the water supply. He was president of the Pulaski Parks Commission from 1934 until his death, strongly promoting beautification, landscaping and reforestation. He was past president of Central New York Local Historians and was an active member of the Oswego County Historical Society and New York State Historical Association. As an educator he gained wide recognition throughout the state and took an active interest in the establishment of the central school systems both in Mexico NY and Pulaski. (Adapted from his obituary in The Pulaski Democrat of 31 May 1939)