Archibald Close Dunn

1835–18 July 1915 (Age 80)
New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Archibald Close

When Archibald Close Dunn was born in 1835, his father, Israel Dunn, was 28 and his mother, Mary Hetty Close, was 22. He died on 18 July 1915, in Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 80.

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Archibald Close Dunn
Elizabeth P

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Israel Dunn


    Mary Hetty Close




    Mary Elizabeth Dunn



    Archalaus Cerno Dunn


    Israel Judson Dunn


    Charles Herbert Dunn


+3 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 36

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 74

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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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