Howard G. Dunn

MaleJuly 1850–15 November 1927

Brief Life History of Howard G.

When Howard G. Dunn was born in July 1850, in Wayne Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, his father, William Dunn, was 34 and his mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Crane, was 35. He married Harriet Ellen Handshy on 27 February 1872, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Perry Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States for about 40 years and Ohio, United States in 1927. He died on 15 November 1927, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Howard G. Dunn
Harriet Ellen Handshy
Marriage: 27 February 1872
Charles Dunn
Alice Belle Dunn

Sources (18)

  • Howard Dunn in household of William Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Howard G. Dunn, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Howard G Dunn, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1872Muskingum, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 10

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 13

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

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 22

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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