Bunker Cemetery
Cranberry Isles, Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com


(updated 23 July 2011)





Location. Along main road, Great Cranberry.

Directions. From the town dock, walk straight ahead on the paved road. Soon the road curves to the left and then generally runs straight. The cemetery is along the right side of the road.

History.

Notes. Laying in the woods behind the cemetery is a stone for Willis E. BUNKER and Rena that gives full birth and death dates. These have been incorporated into the information below. Found with this stone are footstones: "S. S. B." [Samuel S. BUNKER?], "H. A. B." [Hannah A. BUNKER?], and "A. B.", in addition to two broken pieces of footstones and a base with a slot for a stone. The cemetery is enclosed by a gated chain-link fence, and the grass is mowed and trimmed.

Date of most recent visit. 4 September 1999

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers.
ALLEY
   Lewis H. [husb. of Lulu M.] - b. 1909
   Lulu M. [wife of Lewis H.] - b. 1895; d. [no date]
BRACY
   Anda C. (son of F. J. and Bertha E. [no stones]) - d. 13 February 1896 Æ 2 y., 4 m.
   Annie S. [wife of Wesley P.] - b. 1902; d. 1992
   Barbara A. [wife of Lester C.] - b. 3 December 1943
   Charles W. [husb. of Emma P.] - b. 1865; d. 1946
   Cynthia W. - b. 1846; d. 1911
   Emma P. [wife of Charles W.] - b. 1872; d. 1960
   James F. [husb. of Martha I.] - b. 1871; d. 1958
   Lester C. [husb. of Barbara A.] - b. 7 May 1936; d. 19 June 1990
   Martha I. [wife of James F.] - b. 1888; d. 1940
   Wesley P. [husb. of Annie S.] - b. 1906
BUNKER
   Abigail (wife of Capt. Joseph) - d. 21 September 1852 Æ 54 y., 7 m., 18 d.
   Adah A. (dau. of Capt. William P. and Hannah G.) - d. 8 April 1869 Æ 1 y., 10 m., 8 d.
   Adah H. (adopted dau. of Capt. Joseph and Mary E.) - d. 7 August 1863 Æ 8 y., 11 m., 10 d.
   Alta I. (wife of Henry A.) - b. 1877; d. 1969
   Alton H. (son of Henry A. and Alta I.) - b. 1897; d. 1943
   Amanda M. (wife of John G.) - b. 1844; d. 1910
   Annie L. (wife of Elisha G.) - b. 1890; d. 1943
   Arthur C. (Capt.; son of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1846; d. 1872; bur. Portland, Maine
   Atlee P. (Capt.; son of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1844; d. 1890, Staten Island, New York
   Benaiah (husb. of Dorcas B.) - d. 3 August 1866 Æ 81 y., 2[0 or 9?]1 d.
   Benaiah B. (husb. of Josie S.) - b. 1863; d. 1951
   Charles E. (Capt.; son of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1841; d. 1879, "at sea"; bur. Portland, Maine
   Clara B.3 - b. 1874; d. 1955
   [Dorcas - see SPURLING]
   Dorcas B. (wife of Benaiah) - d. 19 June 1873 Æ 73 y., 8 m., 6 d.
   Edgar A. (son of Elisha G. and Annie L.) - b. 1925; d. 8 October 1951, Yonchon, Korea; ("died in action")
   Edgar F. (son of Benaiah B. and Josie S.) - d. 2 October 18[...][0 or 9?]1 Æ [...]1
   Edgar R. (son of Henry A. and Alta I.) - b. 1899; d. 1907
   Elisha G. (husb. of Annie L.) - b. 1870; d. 1952
   [Gaile - see COLBY]
   George W. (Capt.; son of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1839; d. [no date]
   George W. - b. 20 February 1857; d. 7 October 1914
   Gertrude M. (wife of Percy E.) - b. 1884; d. 1955
   Hannah A. (wife of Capt. Samuel S.) - d. 1 May 1902 Æ 80 y., 7 m., 15 d.
   Hannah G. (wife of Capt. William P.) - b. 1836; d. 1925
   Harriet P. (dau. of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1836; d. 1885
   Henry A. (husb. of Alta I.) - b. 1872; d. 1941
   J. H. - b. 1860; d. 1934
   Joanna (wife of Capt. Thomas) - d. 24 August 1871 Æ 79 y., 9 m., 4 d.
   John G. (husb. of Amanda M.) - b. 1819; d. 1902
   John Melvin - b. 13 September 1868; d. 24 April 1935
   John W. (son of Capt. Samuel S. and Hannah A.) - d. 25 July 1876 Æ 26 y., 3 m., 19 d.
   Joseph (Capt.; husb. of Abigail) - d. 25 November 1871 Æ 74 y., 2 m., 25 d.
   Joseph (Capt.; husb. of Mary E.) - d. 16 December 1896 Æ 74 y., 8 m.
   Josie S. (wife of Benaiah B.) - b. 1870; d. 1958
   Lily (dau. of Willis E. and Rena A.) - [b. and?] d. 22 November 1884
   Lydia M. (PREBLE; wife of Capt. Thomas, Jr.) - b. 1807; d. 1887
   M. Rosalee (wife of Winslow E.) - b. 1919; d. 1967
   Martha (dau. of Capt. Thomas and Sarah E.) - d. 9 August 1835 Æ 18 y., 1 m., 13 d.
   Mary E. (wife of Capt. Joseph) - b. 15 February 1824; d. 2 December 1906
   Moses S. (son of Capt. Thomas and Sarah E.) - d. 7 May 1842 Æ 15 y., 10 m., 10 d.
   Moses S. (Capt.; son of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1842; d. 1896; bur. Portland, Maine
   Norma S. - b. 1917; d. 1978
   Percy E. (husb. of Gertrude M.) - b. 1887; d. 1980
   Rena A. (wife of Willis E.) - b. 9 April 1856; d. 8 May 1940
   Samuel (son of Capt. Samuel S. and Hannah A.) - d. 24 December 1862 Æ 7 y., 4 m., 8 d.
   Samuel S. (Capt.; husb. of Hannah A.) - d. 19 July 1899 Æ 75 y., 7 m., 14 d.
   Sarah E. (wife of Capt. Thomas) - d. 10 August 1852 Æ 40 y., 5 m., 20 d.
   Sarah M. (dau. of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1852; d. [no date]
   Sidney C. (wife of Warren R.) - b. 1824; d. 1918
   Thomas (Capt.; husb. of Joanna and Sarah E.) - d. 7 April 1867 Æ 76 y., 6 m., 22.
   Thomas, Jr. (Capt.; husb. of Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1813; d. 1888
   Thomas J. (Capt.; son of Capt. Thomas, Jr., and Lydia M. (PREBLE)) - b. 1837; d. 1868; bur. "at sea"
   Warren R. (husb. of Sidney C.) - b. 1824; d. 1870
   William P. (Capt.; husb. of Hannah G.) - d. 9 November 1894 Æ 65 y., 6 m.
   Willis E. (husb. of Rena A.) - b. 6 April 1855; d. 13 July 1915
   Winslow E. (husb. of M. Rosalee) - b. 20 June 1912; d. 18 August 1992
COLBY
   Gaile (BUNKER; dau. of Ruth (SYLVESTER) (STANLEY); [wife of Royal E.]) - b. 18 April 1935
   Royal E. [husb. of Gaile (BUNKER)] - b. 3 October 1932; d. 25 May 1977
ERICKSON
   John F. [husb. of Lucy H.] - b. 1866; d. 1937
   Lucy H. [wife of John F.] - b. 1867; d. 1938
GILBERT
   Aileen M. (wife of Clarke M.) - b. 18 November 1913
   Clarke M. (husb. of Aileen M.) - b. 15 April 1910; d. 12 October 1995
   Sherri K. (dau. of Clarke M. and Aileen M.) - b. 10 November 1948; d. 16 August 1996
HIGGINS
   Westley [sic] K. - d. 10 June 1888 Æ 23 y., 8 m.
HOWARD
   Julia E. (wife of Charles E. [no stone]) - d. 26 February 1883 Æ 19 y., 10 m., 15 d.
KINGSBURY
   Comfort (wife of Ellis) - d. 10 June 1829 Æ 31 y.
   Ellis (husb. of Comfort) - d. 25 January 1825 Æ 35 y.
MACALLISTER
   Eugene R. - b. 1913; d. 1996
   Janice M. - b. 1951
   Leona A. - b. 1922
NORRIS
   Martha B. (dau. of Charles and Joanna [no stones]) - d. 30 July 1849 Æ 30 y., 6 m.
PREBLE
   [Lydia M. - see BUNKER]
PRESSEY
   Susan P. (wife of Henry P. [no stone]) - b. 1809; d. 1875
RICE
   Ada B. [wife of Charles E.] - b. 1910
   Charles E. [husb. of Ada B.] - b. 1904
   Elton T. - b. 1907; d. 1969
   Ida C. (wife of Seth Hamilton) - b. 1874; d. 1952
   Seth Hamilton (husb. of Ida C.) - b. 15 January 1872; d. 18 July 1951
RYAN
   Frank J. - b. 21 April 1906; d. 25 May 1987
SALISBURY
   Eva N. - b. 1878; d. 1943
SPURLING
   [Clara B. - see BUNKER]
   Dorcas (BUNKER; dau. of Capt. Samuel S. BUNKER and Hannah A.; wife of William S.) - d. 1 January 1876 Æ 27 y., 6 m.
   Eber L. (husb. of Lena E.) - b. 24 February 1872; d. 9 October 1952
   Ernest W. - b. 1880; d. 1935
   Forest - b. 1907; d. 1987
   Francis M. - b. 1896; d. 1958
   George W. - b. 1869; d. 1933
   J. M. - [no dates]
   Joseph W. - d. 23 January 1887 Æ 38 y., 8 m., 24 d.
   Lawrence (son of "Mr. & Mrs." Ernest W. [no stone for "Mrs."]) - [b. and?] d. 18 Aug 1909
   Lena E. (wife of Eber L.) - b. 25 June 1878; d. 30 March 1942
   Nellie A. - b. 1885; d. 1958
   Orrington H. - d. 23 December 1899 Æ 44 y., 7 m.
   Rose Marie - b. 1924; d. 1943
   William S. (husb. of Dorcas (BUNKER)) - b. 23 September 1846; d. 5 June 1906
STANLEY
   Eva Maria (wife of Stillman G.) - d. 12 May 1896 Æ 34 y., 1 m.
   Maurice Elton (son of Stillman G. and Eva Maria) - b. 18 May 1895; d. 14 March 1911
   Ruth (SYLVESTER; mother of Allison BUNKER [no stone], Gaile [sic] (COLBY) BUNKER, and Arthur BUNKER [no stone]) - b. 4 November 1906
   Stillman G. (husb. of Eva Maria) - d. 16 July 1929 Æ 74 y., 2 m., 22 d.
STEELE
   Willie (son of "Mr. and Mrs. Fred" [no stones]) - b. 1901; d. 1908
SWENSEN
   Christopher [husb. of Elzada C.] - b. 1870; d. 1957
   Elzada C. [wife of Christopher] - b. 1877; d. 1951
SYLVESTER
   [Ruth - see STANLEY]
WEDGE
   Lillian A. - b. 23 May 1893; d. 12 February 1936
WELLMAN
   Frances L. - b. 15 February 1921; d. 4 August 1987
WHITE
   George Victor - b. 1904; d. 1983
WHITNEY
   Dean Spurling - b. 1937; d. 1994
[...]
   [...]2 - [no dates]

Notes:
   1Stone broken.
   2Wooden cross, no name(s).
   3It is unclear from the gravestone whether the surname is BUNKER or SPURLING.



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