Bonafon

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Date of Birth 1844
Date of Death Wednesday, October 27, 1920

Biography

An obituary for Frederick Victor Bonnaffon is posted at https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/oakford/7/

"Ferdinand Victor Bonnaffon

The two months' illness of Ferdinand Victor Bonnaffon terminated in his death at
76 years of age, on Wednesday of last week at his home in Pelham Court,
Carpenter Street. Mr. Bonnaffon was for thirty-five years secretary and
treasurer of the old Academy of Music Corporation.

His funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in St. Peter's Protestant
Episcopal Church, Wayne Avenue and Harvey Street, with Rev. Stewart P. Keeling
officiating. Interment was in St. Thomas' Churchyard, Whitemarsh.

Mr. Bonnaffon was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bonnaffon.
During the Civil War he served with the Keystone Battery. He was a member of
many organizations, among them the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, The
Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Society of the War of 1812, the Society of
the Potomac, and the Art Club. Ho is survived by his widow, and save for one
sister, Mrs. William Oakford, was the last survivor of his line. At the time of
his death he was vice president of the Southwark National Bank.

Ferdinand V. Bonnaffon, aged 76 years, Pelham Court, October 27. For thirty-six
years he was secretary and treasurer of the Academy of Music."

Sources

"Great Match Base Ball Game." Daily Union and American [Nashville, TN], Aug. 1, 1866, 3. Web Chronicling America, Mar. 22, 2014. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038519/1866-08-01/ed-1/seq-3/

Comment

Center Field. Also spelled "Bonaffon" and "Bonnaffon" in other sources. The Nashville City Directory lists "FV Bonnaffin" as a clerk for the quartermaster at a railroad depot. In 1867, "F.V. Bonnaffon" was stationed under the Nashville quartermaster in Kentucky.

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Cumberland Base Ball Club of Nashville 1866 Member

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