Frances Victorine Barial was born in Pascagoula, MS to Walter A. and Olivia Collins Barial on March 6, 1922. Victorine married Herbert Lawrence Bonam, Sr., on May 22, 1946 in Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, in Pascagoula, MS. they livied in Inkster, MI from 1946 until 1962 and moved back to Pascagoula, MS. Herbert Sr., is retired. They have two sons, Daniel A. and Herbert L. Jr. were both born in Michigan. Daniel served in the Navy in the 1960's and Herbert, Jr. served in the Peace Corps in the 1970[s. Daniel lives in California and he is single. Herbert, Jr. and his wife Carolyn live in Virginia, with their two sons, Jeremy and Christian and four daughters, Jubilee, Samara, Kailani and Amanda.