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

Spouse and Children

10 December 1878
Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Isabella Crooks




    Elizabeth M. Dunn


    Melissa Dunn



    Irena Isabelle Dunn


    Braden Edgar Dunn


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."

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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