Russell Edward Bunyard, son of Edward Durwood Bunyard and Dora Brockman, entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served overseas until the end of WWII. Upon his discharge, Russell returned to Iowa and married Shirley Ruth Miller on 18 April 1946 in Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa. They remained in Iowa all their lives where  they raised their family.

CHILDREN of Russell Edward Bunyard and Shirley Miller:

Wanda Louise Bunyard was born 22 March 1950. Ironically, Wanda settled in Missouri, less than 50 miles from her 3X great grandfather Samuel Bunyard’s homestead in Cherry Valley, Missouri.

Barbara Bunyard was born 12 June 1952.

Margaret Ann Bunyard was born 25 May 1954. Margaret died 5 July 2007. Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa.

Edward Leon Bunyard was born 19 December 1956 and died 19 Dec 1999. Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa. Edward Bunyard married Julie Lorraine Fadiga on 18 September 1974. Edward and Julie had 2 children: Gregory E and Jennifer Lynn. Edward and partner Virginia Hansen had a son, Cory. Edward Leon also has grandchildren.

Paul David Bunyard was born 7 March 1959. He married Julie Ann Graham on 10 May 1986. Paul and Julie had a daughter, Crystal Marie Bunyard born 6 March 1987. Paul remarried to Cynthia Sue Jackson with whom he had no children.


Pat · August 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Sorry it took me so long to check messages. I am continuing to do Bunyard research, especially DNA. Think you could get your dad to do a test? I have tried to contact your Uncle Paul with no response. I would like to do a comparison check on DNA. I have done my brothers and Paul and Gregory are the only two men on that side of the Bunyard family. Let me know and I will send a Kit to him.

Shianne · April 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Hello Pat, my name is Shianne,Edward Leon Bunyard is my Grandfather, Gregory is my father. Such a cool website! All you’re info here matches the information I have.

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