Arthur Chichester Bonnycastle1

#172, (1877 - 1927)
FatherJohn Charles Bonnycastle2 (c 1827 - 1884)
MotherHarriet Everett2 (1840 - 1906)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Charles Bonnycastle (1796-1840)


Mary Eva Wieland (1881 - 1971)

Life Events

BirthArthur Chichester Bonnycastle was born on 23 Jul 1877 in Kentucky.2,3 
(with Parents) 1880 CensusArthur C appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Two Mile House Pct, Jefferson County, Kentucky, with his parents. He was 2 years old and born in Kentucky.4 
(with Mother) 1900 CensusArthur Bonycastle [sic] appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Two Mile House Precinct, Jefferson County, Kentucky in the household of his widowed mother. He was 22, single, born in July 1877 in Kentucky, and was a farmer.5 
(Subject) Photograph Here is a photo of Arthur with his brother William Robinson and brother-in-law Charles White. There is a marked similarity between Arthur and his great grandfather Charles.6
William Robinson Bonnycastle, his brother Arthur, and (standing) their brother-in-law Charles White
Louisville, c1895
MarriageHe married Mary Eva Wieland circa 1907.7
1910 CensusArthur and May appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Anchorage Pct, Jefferson County, Kentucky, at [?] Hill Road, enumerated 27 Apr 1910. Arthur was 32, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother in Maryland. He was a farmer on a general farm which he owned with a mortgage. May was 29, born in Kentucky with parents born in Germany. Arthur and May had been married 3 years, and May was the mother of one child. Their son Arthur Chichester was with them, as well as Arthur's sister-in-law Josephine Wieland and a cook Hellen Porter (mulatto, 20, divorced, no children).7 
Military Draft Registration Card for Arthur Chichester Bonnycastle of R.F.D. No 18 Anchorage Kentucky: age 41, born July 23, 1877, farmer & dairying working for self at same address, nearest relative: Mary E Bonnycastle at same address; tall, slender build, blue eyes, sandy hair on 12 Sep 1918 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.3 
1920 CensusA.C. and Mary E Bonnycastle appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Jefferson County, Kentucky, at on the Road between Anchorage and Lakeland, enumerated 12 Jan 1920. A.C. owned his home with a mortgage. He was 42, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother in Maryland, and was a farmer and dairyman on a dairy farm. Mary E was 39, and born in Kentucky with parents born in Germany. Their son Arthur Chichester was living with them.8 
DeathArthur died on 11 Jan 1927 in St Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Information from certificate: Arthur C, residence Sherwood farm, Anchorage Ky, married, born July 23, 1877, age 49 yr 5 mos 18 ds, Dairyman, born Kentucky, father John C Bonnycastle born Va, mother Harrett Everett born Ky, informant Adele E Jones of Louisville; cause of death crushed lower abdomen RR Accdt - hit by train while crossing at Anchorage in truck, burial Cave Hill Cemetery.2 
BurialHe was buried on 13 Jan 1927 in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. Inscription on gravestone:
Arthur Chichester Bonnycastle / 1877-1927.2,9,10 
Last Edited18 Apr 2014


  1. Letters from William Robinson (Rob) Bonnycastle, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to J Kolthammer, dated beginning in 1990.
  2. Death certificate of Arthur C Bonnycastle, died 11 January 1927, registered 12 January 1927 in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  3. United States World War I Draft Cards. National Archives, online images viewed at, Order Number A3846.
  4. Online image of the 1880 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest,, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Two Mile House, Roll 421, Page 138.
  5. 1900 Federal Census for United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Two Mile House, Roll T623_533, Page 29A. Digital image viewed at
  6. E-mails from Deirdre Bonnycastle to J Kolthammer.
  7. Online image of the 1910 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest,, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Anchorage, Roll 483, Page 8.
  8. Online image of the 1920 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest, <>), Kentucky, Jefferson County, Anchorage, Roll 577, Page 10.
  9. Burial Database for Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, online, Arthur C Bonnycastle, Section H, Lot 25, Grave 3.
  10. Website Find A Grave (, Arthur Chichester Bonnycastle, image of gravestone.