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Bonnie Lois Atwood

Bonnie Lois Atwood

Female 1940 - 1965  (25 years)

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  • Name Bonnie Lois Atwood  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Bonnie took on the Setliff surname when she was adopted by Leonard Lee Setliff, her mother's second husband - sometime after 1952 after her father's death.
    Born 5 Mar 1940  Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location of birth are per Texas Birth Index and Texas Death Certificate.
    Gender Female 
    Census 12 Apr 1940  Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as granddaughter, Binnis (Bonnie), new born infant, born Texas; Living with father Orval Atwood; male; white; age 29; and mother Vira Atwood, female, and brother: Howard, male, white, 2, single. The entire family is living with Bonnie's grandfather: Indexed as Atwood, William R.; Living in Justice Precinct 2 (Oplin), Callahan County, Texas; Family No. 127; this household lives on a farm; owns his own home which is worth $300; head of house; male, white, age 60; widower; highest grade of school completed: 7; has not been in school during last year; was born in Texas; farmer (agriculture); made no income; Lived in the same place 4/1/1935; Also in the home is Bonnie's uncle: Vernon Atwood; male; white; age 23; single 
    Adopted After 1952  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Date is an ESTIMATE - Adopted by Leonard Lee Setliff (mother's second husband) after the death of father Thomas Orvil Atwood.  
    Physical Description She had medium blond hair, beautiful blue eyes and a sweet smile. In the pictures we have of her she appears fairly tall and slender.  
    Education May 1958  Robstown, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    High School Graduation - Robstown High School; Date and location provided by husband Donald Lee Curbow.  
    Memberships Bef May 1958 
    Bonnie was a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls: In 1922, Rainbow was created for young women whose fathers were members of the Masonic Lodge, and their friends. Although a Christian minister named W. Mark Sexson founded the organization, today the leaders of Rainbow Girls respect and welcome all girls from every religion. Their main focus is more on the spiritual principles of being a kind and caring person. While the Rainbow practices and programs continue to evolve, the basic teachings of faith, hope and charity remain a cornerstone of this dynamic girl?s youth group. Today, there are more than 850 assemblies across the world that have bimonthly meetings. This is how the members learn standard meeting protocol and parliamentary procedure. Adults are always present to provide support, guidance, and help interpret the rules. Members also learn to memorize meaningful lectures and to be prepared for extemporaneous speeches. Some meetings conclude with a presentation or unique entertainment. In addition, members and advisors work on different service projections throughout the year. Since Nov. 1951, world headquarters for the International Order of the Rainbow Girls has been located in McAlester, Oklahoma. This magnificent building was constructed for Rainbow Girls and funded by Rainbow Girls. It represents what can be accomplished when girls are empowered with knowledge, enlightened by travel and energized by their own inner spirit.
    Bonnie held the office of Worthy Advisor: A Worthy Advisor presides at meetings and plans activities for her term like a President: the highest office in an Assembly.  
    Newspaper Event 3 Jun 1958  Robstown, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Published Corpus Christi Times on 3 Jun 1958:
    STUDENTS WHO WANT TO WORK
    Bonnie Setliff Rt 3 Box 69 Robstown Texas phone 3952. Would like office work. 2 yrs typing, 2 yrs shorthand and 1 yr bookkeeping. Graduate of Robstown High School. 
    Newspaper Event 19 May 1963  Big Spring, Howard County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Published May 19, 1963 in Big Spring Daily Herald (Big Spring, Texas):
    Photo Caption: Mother's Helpers - Leslie and James Lee Curbow are only temporarily distracted from the fascination of watching their mother sew. Little sister, Donna, who eats all sorts of things, may have a little trouble getting that zipper down. Standing in the background is Mrs. Curbow's silent partner, known only as "Sally."
    AND SEW IT GOES, WITH HELP FROM THE FAMILY, written by Jo Bright
    Mrs. Donald L. Curbow used to think she couldn't sew and watch three small children. With the possibility of hanging the little ones on hooks ruled out, she realized that to get any sewing done at all, she'd have to do it a stich at a time. And so it goes, with any garment - a seam one day, and a hem the next - but the children aren't neglected.
    Next to the sewing center in the home, is a work table where Curbow pursues the hobby of building fuel-driven airplane models. The one he is working on now is large enough to cover most of the table. The wing frames are covered with a thin blue gauze, chiffon, in fact. It originally was intended for a scarf, but when Curbow caught sight of it in his wife's sewing basket, he knew it was just what he needed. It's light and airy but will not tear easily as paper would.
    Avidly watching these goings on in the family room are the children, James Lee, 4, Leslie Lorene, 2, and Donna LaRae, nine months. Donna's boundless energy provides the motor for her baby stroller which propels her about the house and into all sorts of things. She has recently acquired the unfortunate habit of eating ivy leaves.
    Curbow graduated from high school in Hobart, Okla., and attended Howard Payne College in Brownwood. His wife is the former Bonnie Setliff of Robstown. She finished high school there and met her future husband when he visited his cousin, her boyfriend at the time. They were married in Robstown First Methodist Church in 1958.
    The family moved here from Brownwood where Curbow had an insurance agency. With a father in the construction business, evidently a little of the lure of it rubbed off, for Curbow found the daily routine of selling insurance too tame for his liking. He is now employed by Parker and Parker Inc. of Odessa and operates a hot-mix asphalt plant. The canine member of the household is a dachshund named Puddin. Until recently there were two more dogs, a boxer and a hound. When the Curbow's left home for the weekend, so did the dogs. They haven't been seen since.
    Mr. and Mrs. Curbow are members of the Kentwood Methodist Church, which they serve as Methodist Youth Fellowship counselors. Their home is at 804 E. 23rd St.  
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow
    with children
    Newspaper Event 26 Jan 1964  Odessa, Ector County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Published Page 15 in The Odessa American in the Newcomer Corner: "The Don Curbows, formerly of Big Spring, are at home at 1505 East 52nd. The father is with Parker and Parker, Inc." 
    Died 27 Mar 1965  Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location is from Texas Death Certificate;
      Indexed as Bonnie Lois Curbow; born 5 Mar 1940 in Oplin, Calahan County, Texas; white female; resident of Brownwood, Brown County, Texas where she resided at 2206 Ave. B.; Father: Leonard Setliff; Mother: Viola Grantham; age 24 years and 22 days when she died 27 Mar 1965 at 4:00 a.m. in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas at Hendrick Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for one day; married; housewife; 465-66-0513; her husband Don Curbow was the informant; died of Cardiac Arrest due to cerebellar ependymoma on the right side(non-malignant brain tumor)(determined upon autopsy) - she had been ill for two months; her death was listed as an "accident"?? - brain tumor which occurred March 1965 "at home" in Baird
    Bonnie Lois Atwood - Death Certificate
    Bonnie Lois Atwood - Death Certificate
    Death Certificate
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow - Obituary
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow - Obituary
    Obituary
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Obituary - and thank you note from family to community
    Buried 28 March 1965  Early, Brown County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial date is from funeral guest book; Eastlawn Memorial Park
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow
    Funeral Book
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow
    Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow
    Funeral Book
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Funeral Book
    Bonnie Lois Atwood - Headstone
    Bonnie Lois Atwood - Headstone
    Garden of Devotions; Laid to rest near in-laws - Allie and Roy Curbow
    Plot: Garden of Devotions
    Association Leonard Lee Setliff (Relationship: Adoptive Father) 
    Person ID P6  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, Grantham Family Branch, Ham Family Branch, West Family Branch
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 

    Father Thomas Orval Atwood,   b. 29 Sept. 1910, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1952, Victoria, Victoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Vira Lorene Grantham,   b. 8 Dec 1919, Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 2009, Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family D.L. Curbow 
    Children 
    +1. J.L. Curbow
     2. L.L. Curbow
    +3. D.L. Curbow
     4. R.L. Curbow
    Documents
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Robstown Methodist Church Marriage Index
    Photos
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Wedding Day - cutting the cake
    Newspaper Articles
    Bonnie Lois Setliff x Donald Lee Curbow
    Bonnie Lois Setliff x Donald Lee Curbow
    Wedding Announcement published 21 Aug 1958 in Robstown Record
    Bonnie Lois Atwood x Donald Lee Curbow
    Bonnie Lois Atwood x Donald Lee Curbow
    Wedding Announcement published 21 Aug 1958 in the Robstown Record: NOTE: The microfilmed copy of the news article shows that the original was curled where two pages met as in a book, so part of the article is unable to be read.
    Bonnie Setliff is Bride to Donald Lee Curbow
    Bonnie Lois Setliff and Donald Lee Curbow of Brownwood were married…
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2013 08:14:48 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1940 - Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as granddaughter, Binnis (Bonnie), new born infant, born Texas; Living with father Orval Atwood; male; white; age 29; and mother Vira Atwood, female, and brother: Howard, male, white, 2, single. The entire family is living with Bonnie's grandfather: Indexed as Atwood, William R.; Living in Justice Precinct 2 (Oplin), Callahan County, Texas; Family No. 127; this household lives on a farm; owns his own home which is worth $300; head of house; male, white, age 60; widower; highest grade of school completed: 7; has not been in school during last year; was born in Texas; farmer (agriculture); made no income; Lived in the same place 4/1/1935; Also in the home is Bonnie's uncle: Vernon Atwood; male; white; age 23; single - 12 Apr 1940 - Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAdopted - Date is an ESTIMATE - Adopted by Leonard Lee Setliff (mother's second husband) after the death of father Thomas Orvil Atwood. - After 1952 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - High School Graduation - Robstown High School; Date and location provided by husband Donald Lee Curbow. - May 1958 - Robstown, Nueces County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Event - Published Corpus Christi Times on 3 Jun 1958: STUDENTS WHO WANT TO WORK Bonnie Setliff Rt 3 Box 69 Robstown Texas phone 3952. Would like office work. 2 yrs typing, 2 yrs shorthand and 1 yr bookkeeping. Graduate of Robstown High School. - 3 Jun 1958 - Robstown, Nueces County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Event - Published May 19, 1963 in Big Spring Daily Herald (Big Spring, Texas): Photo Caption: Mother's Helpers - Leslie and James Lee Curbow are only temporarily distracted from the fascination of watching their mother sew. Little sister, Donna, who eats all sorts of things, may have a little trouble getting that zipper down. Standing in the background is Mrs. Curbow's silent partner, known only as "Sally." AND SEW IT GOES, WITH HELP FROM THE FAMILY, written by Jo Bright Mrs. Donald L. Curbow used to think she couldn't sew and watch three small children. With the possibility of hanging the little ones on hooks ruled out, she realized that to get any sewing done at all, she'd have to do it a stich at a time. And so it goes, with any garment - a seam one day, and a hem the next - but the children aren't neglected. Next to the sewing center in the home, is a work table where Curbow pursues the hobby of building fuel-driven airplane models. The one he is working on now is large enough to cover most of the table. The wing frames are covered with a thin blue gauze, chiffon, in fact. It originally was intended for a scarf, but when Curbow caught sight of it in his wife's sewing basket, he knew it was just what he needed. It's light and airy but will not tear easily as paper would. Avidly watching these goings on in the family room are the children, James Lee, 4, Leslie Lorene, 2, and Donna LaRae, nine months. Donna's boundless energy provides the motor for her baby stroller which propels her about the house and into all sorts of things. She has recently acquired the unfortunate habit of eating ivy leaves. Curbow graduated from high school in Hobart, Okla., and attended Howard Payne College in Brownwood. His wife is the former Bonnie Setliff of Robstown. She finished high school there and met her future husband when he visited his cousin, her boyfriend at the time. They were married in Robstown First Methodist Church in 1958. The family moved here from Brownwood where Curbow had an insurance agency. With a father in the construction business, evidently a little of the lure of it rubbed off, for Curbow found the daily routine of selling insurance too tame for his liking. He is now employed by Parker and Parker Inc. of Odessa and operates a hot-mix asphalt plant. The canine member of the household is a dachshund named Puddin. Until recently there were two more dogs, a boxer and a hound. When the Curbow's left home for the weekend, so did the dogs. They haven't been seen since. Mr. and Mrs. Curbow are members of the Kentwood Methodist Church, which they serve as Methodist Youth Fellowship counselors. Their home is at 804 E. 23rd St. - 19 May 1963 - Big Spring, Howard County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Event - Published Page 15 in The Odessa American in the Newcomer Corner: "The Don Curbows, formerly of Big Spring, are at home at 1505 East 52nd. The father is with Parker and Parker, Inc." - 26 Jan 1964 - Odessa, Ector County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1965 - Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 March 1965 - Early, Brown County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    10th grade photograph
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Elementary School Photo - Freer, Texas
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    with oldest son
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    with husband and oldest son
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    High School Senior
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    Bonnie Lois Atwood
    L-R Allie Ernestine Ham Curbow and Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow holding James Lee Curbow
    L-R Allie Ernestine Ham Curbow and Bonnie Lois Atwood Curbow holding James Lee Curbow

    Albums
    Atwood
    Atwood (411)
    Atwood Family Media and Histories

  • Sources 
    1. [S2628438837] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, Ancestry.com, (Original data - Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche.Original data: Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Depa).
      Name: Bonnie Lois Setliff Birth Date: 5 Mar 1940Birth Place: Callahan, Texas

    2. [S4273286779] 1940 United States Federal Census , (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.).
      State of Texas; County of Callahan; S.D. No. 17; E.D. No. 30-3B

    3. [S4273286858] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
      Bonnie Lois Curbow; born 5 Mar 1940 in Oplin, Calahan, Texas; white female; resident of Brownwood; Father: Leonard Setliff; Mother Viola Grantham; age 24 died 27 Mar 1965 in Abilene, Taylor, Texas

    4. [S2624639133] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of).
      Name: Bonnie Curbow Death Date: 27 Mar 1965 Death Place: Taylor, Texas

    5. [S4273286784] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011.