Clarissa Pemberton Dunn

1 December 1861–7 August 1938 (Age 76)
Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clarissa Pemberton

When Clarissa Pemberton Dunn was born on 1 December 1861, in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Braden Dunn, was 36 and her mother, Isabella Crooks, was 27. 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 76, and was buried in Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Dempster Scott
1853–1929
Clarissa Pemberton Dunn
1861–1938
Marriage: 10 December 1878
Charles Edgar Scott
1879–1945
Jessie Belle Scott
1881–1975
Oren Dempster Scott
1884–1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 December 1878
Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1825–1902Male

    Isabella Crooks

    Female1834–1900Female

siblings

(5)

    Elizabeth M. Dunn

    Female1857–1861Female

    Melissa Dunn

    Female1859–1861Female

    Female1861–1938Female

    Irena Isabelle Dunn

    Female1870–1935Female

    Braden Edgar Dunn

    Male1872–1878Male

World Events (8)

1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society

Age 1

"The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brownhaired’ or ‘chieftain’.2 English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarissa P Dun in household of James B Dun, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clara Scott in household of Dempster Scott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara Scott in household of Dempster Scott, "United States Census, 1900"

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