Dr. Golden Wellington Bruner was born near Ruthven (Essex County), Ontario on the 9th of March, 1903. He was the 5th of 7 children born to Thomas Wellington Bruner and the former Beatrice Justina Harrington. His parents were farmers and his siblings were; Garnet Earl Bruner, Melville Bruner, Lillian Duerine Bruner, Mahlon K. Bruner, Jason H. Bruner and Gerald Lorenzo Bruner.
Dr. Bruner attended Leamington High School, prior to attending the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Medicine. He graduated M.D. in 1927. He interned at St Mary’s Hospital in Detroit and subsequently practiced medicine in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Bruner served on the staff of the Michigan State Hospital in Traverse City. .
On the 28th of June 1928, Dr. Bruner swore an affidavit that his intentions were to become a citizen of the United States. On that document it revealed that he entered the United States on the 11th of September, 1927.
On the 24th of October, 1928, Dr. Bruner married Sara “Madeline” McKenzie in Leamington. Mrs. Bruner was born in Leamington on the 13th of August, 1903. She was the 2nd of 4 children born to Wallace McKenzie and the former Nora Wigle. Her father was involved with the manufacturing of carriages and her siblings were; William Francis McKenzie, Dorothy McKenzie (who died of meningitis at the age of 18 days old) and Margaret Alwilda McKenzie. At the time of their marriage, Mrs. Bruner resided at 33 Askew Street in Leamington and Dr. Bruner’s residence was listed as Traverse City in Michigan.
According to the 1930 U.S. Census, Dr. and Mrs. Bruner were living in 54 St. Clair River Drive in St Clair, Michigan, with their 4 month old daughter Eleanor Dolores Bruner and Dr. Bruner had a private medical practice. Dr. and Mrs. Bruner also had a son named Ronald Douglas Bruner.
In 1931, Dr. and Mrs. Bruner moved to Leamington. Dr. Bruner regularly saw patients in Wheatley and Romney Twp (Chatham-Kent) as evidenced by his signature on birth and death records.
Dr. Bruner belonged to the Leamington I.O.O.F. and the Canadian Order of Foresters.
Dr. Bruner died at his residence in Leamington on the 5th of July, 1959. At the time of his death, Dr. and Mrs. Bruner resided at 37 Askew Street. Dr. Bruner left behind his wife and daughter and son. Mrs. Bruner died in Leamington on the 10th of February 1989. Dr. and Mrs. Bruner are buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Leamington.