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Below is a family biography included in Biographical Record of Oakland County, Michigan published by Biographical Publishing Company in 1903.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Ralph Buno, a prosperous farmer of Milford township, owning a farm of 126 acres in sections 26 and 27, was born in Oneida County, New York, August 16, 1834. He is a son of Morris and Dema (Bentley) Buno.

Morris Buno was of French extraction. For many years he was extensively engaged in the boot and shoe trade, accumulated large means and finally settled upon a fine farm of 100 acres in Oneida County. The seven children born to him were: Belinda, Eri, Orson, Ralph, Elizabeth, Perry and Mary. Both of our subject’s parents passed away in the State of New York, where they were held in the highest esteem.

Ralph Buno came to Michigan in 1860, locating for a short time at Owosso, and then pushed farther west, visiting several other States but finally returning to Michigan, and settling in Milford township, Oakland County, where he purchased his present farm of Alanson Crawford. Although he has not continuously occupied the property, he has always retained its ownership. He has traveled considerably, visiting many parts of the United States, and has spent a number of seasons in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Mr. Buno was married to Matilda Parker, who was born in the State of New York, and two children have been born to them, — Wilbur and Laverne. The family belong to the Methodist Church. In politics, Mr. Bruno has always been identified with the Democratic party and on various occasions he has most capably filled township offices.

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