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John G. Bunn

John G. Bunn, of Meriden, Wyoming, is a native of Otsego county, N. Y., and was born on January 13, 1860, a son of John P. and Sarah (Bard) Bunn, both natives of New York state. His father was engaged in the occupation of farming in Otsego County and later removed to the county of Delaware, where he still resides, following the same occupation. The mother passed away during residence of the family in Otsego county and lies at rest beneath its sod. Mr. Bunn received his early education in the common schools of Otsego and Delaware Counties, N. Y., and remained with his father on the farm until he had attained the age of twenty-one years. He then engaged in business for himself and worked for wages as a farm hand in New York until 1882. He then resolved to seek his fortune in the West and came to Nebraska, where for three months he worked on a farm, and then secured a position on the Union Pacific Railroad as a member of a repair crew on the line of that road as far as Ogden, Utah. In the fall of 1882 he returned to Cheyenne and was employed in the construction of railroad shops at that place, remaining in that employment until the spring of 1883. He came then to LaGrange, Wyo., and secured employment on the ranch of Mr. R. Martin, which adjoins his own home property. Here he remained for one year and acquired a thorough and practical knowledge of the stock business from that best of all schools, the school of experience. In the spring of 1884 he took up the ranch where he now resides on Bear Creek, about thirty-one miles east of Chugwater. Here he has since made his residence and is engaged in the profitable industries of cattle and horse raising, and he possesses one of the finest hay and stock ranches in his section of the state. He owns 320 acres of patented land and has a tract of range land which he holds under lease from the state. His business is being steadily increased from year to year, and from small beginnings, by hard work, perseverance and close attention to details he has built up a successful ranch property and also won the highest respect of the community where he resides. On November 18, 1886, Mr. Bunn was united in marriage with Miss Anna Fletcher, a native of Iowa, a daughter of William and Martha (Ewers) Fletcher, both natives of Ohio. Her parents early emigrated from their native state to Iowa, settling first in Jefferson county, and they were among the very earliest of the pioneers of that section, where they followed the occupation of farming, later removing to the county of Decatur where they now reside. Mr. and Mrs. Bunn have six children, William, Walter, Ralph, Elsie, Arthur and Archie. They are all still living. Mr. Bunn is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, being affiliated with the lodge at LaGrange. Politically, he is a stanch member of the Democratic Party, giving unswerving and loyal support to that organization, although he has never sought or held a political office.

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