Clarissa Pemberton "Clara" Dunn

Brief Life History of Clarissa Pemberton "Clara"

When Clarissa Pemberton "Clara" Dunn was born on 1 December 1860, in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Braden Dunn, was 35 and her mother, Isabella Crooks, was 26. She married George Dempster Scott on 10 December 1878, in Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Mantua Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 7 August 1938, in Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States.

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George Dempster Scott
Clarissa Pemberton "Clara" Dunn
Marriage: 10 December 1878
Charles Edgar Scott
Jessie Belle Scott
Oren Dempster Scott

Sources (7)

  • Clarissa P Dun in household of James B Dun, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Clarissa Pemberton Dunn - Family genealogies: birth-name: Clarissa Pemberton Dunn
  • Clarissa Pemberton Dunn Pitts, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1875: Rawlins, Kansas, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’. Compare Dunne . This name has sometimes been Anglicized as Brown .

English: nickname for a dark complexioned or swarthy man, from Middle English dun ‘dun, dark’ (Old English dunn ‘dull brown’).

Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’. Compare Dun .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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