Jane Bonnycastle1

#143, (1907 - 1999)
FatherHenry Churchill Bonnycastle1,2 (1872 - 1933)
MotherMarie Kennedy1,2 (1879 - 1966)
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Charles Bonnycastle (1796-1840)


Arthur Hodgkins Bender (1904 - 1964)
  • Beverley Bonnycastle Bender9
  • Richard Churchill Bender15

Life Events

OccupationJane Bonnycastle was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army.3 
BirthShe was born on 21 Jul 1907 in Norton Infirmary, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Details from certificate: female, white, father Capt H.C. born in the U.S., mother Marie maiden name Kennedy born in the U.S.4 
(with Parents) 1910 CensusJane appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Mindanao, Philippine Islands with her parents. She was 2 years old and born in Kentucky.1 
(with Parents) 1920 CensusJane appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Washington, District of Columbia with her parents. She was 12, attended school, and was born in Kentucky.5 
MarriageShe married Arthur Hodgkins Bender on 7 Jan 1928 in District of Columbia.6,2,7
Newspaper Published 8 Jan 1928. "JANE BONNYCASTLE WEDS LIEUT. BANDER; Colonel's Daughter Is Married to U.S. Army Officer in Washington."8 
1930 CensusArthur H and Jane B Bender appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii Territory, at Military Reservation, enumerated 5 Apr 1930. Arthur was 25, born in New Jersey, father born in New York, mother in Texas. He was a U.S. Army Officer and not a veteran. Jane was 22, born in Kentucky, as were her parents. Their daughter Beverley Bonnycastle was with them, as well as a 14 year old Hawaiian maid whose parents were born in Japan.9 
1940 CensusArthur H and Jane B Bender appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, at Ingalls Road. They were on a military reservation and had lived in the same place in 1935. Arthur was 35, had 4 years of college, and was born in New Jersey. He was an officer in the US army, earning $3080, but not a veteran. Jane was 32, had 4 years of high school, and was born in Kentucky. They had two children, Beverly B (11) and Richard C (6).10 
NoteJane Bender was mentioned often in the society pages of the El Paso Herald-Post.11 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Marie Bonnycastle's 1966 obituary as daughter Mrs. A.H. Bender of El Paso, Tex.2 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Harriet Beall's 1981 obituary as sister Jane Bender of El Paso, Tex.6 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Barbara Bonnycastle's 1995 obituary as sister Jane Bonneycastle Bender of San Antonio, Texas.12 
DeathJane Bender died on 23 Nov 1999 in Texas.3 
ObituaryHer obituary was published on 4 Dec 1999 in the San Antonio Express News. I do not have a copy.13 
BurialShe was buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.14
Jane Bonnycastle Bender
1907 - 1999
Last Edited3 May 2014


  1. Online image of the 1910 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest, www.heritagequest.com), Military and Naval Forces, Philippines, Camp Keithley, Mindanao, Roll 1784, Page 98.
  2. Ancestry.com databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Washington Post, 21 May 1966. Marie K Bonnycastle Obituary.
  3. Online, Fort Bliss National Cemetery database of interments at. <http://www.interment.net/data/us/tx/elpaso/ftblinat/…
  4. Birth Registrations of Kentucky, 1852-1910 (http://www.ancestry.com, images online) "Jane Bonnycastle, Jefferson County, 1907, page 149."
  5. 1920 Federal Census for United States, District of Columbia, Washington, Roll T625_212, ED 284, Page 15B. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  6. Ancestry.com databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Washington Post, 2 June 1981. Harriet Bonnycastle Beall Obituary.
  7. Records Office Washington DC. Indexes to District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950. Text index online at familysearch.org. Images may be viewed at a FamilySearch Center. Arthur H Bender and Jane Bonnycastle, 1928.
  8. The New York Times Archives, online http://select.nytimes.com, containing abstracts of articles, with entire article available for a fee , Section: Second News Section, Page 38, 154 words.
  9. 1930 Federal Census for United States, Hawaii Territory, Honolulu, Roll 2633, ED 5, Page 7A. Image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  10. 1940 Federal Census for United States, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Fort Monroe, ED 28-9, Page 3A. Image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  11. The El Paso Herald-Post (Texas). image online at Ancestry.com's historical newspaper collection.
  12. Obituary of Barbara B Erskine in The Virginian-Pilot, 18 July 1995. transcribed online at. <http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/…
  13. Volunteer contributors, Obituary Daily Times Online Index (www.rootsweb.com/~obituary/: Rootsweb, ongoing), BENDER, Jane Bonnycastle; 92; San Antonio TX; San Antonio E-N; 1999-12-4; retired.
  14. Website Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com).
  15. Letter from Angus Bonnycastle, Calgary, Alberta, to J Kolthammer, dated 1997.