Archibald Close Dunn

Male22 September 1835–18 July 1915

Brief Life History of Archibald Close

When Archibald Close Dunn was born on 22 September 1835, in Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Israel Dunn, was 28 and his mother, Mary Hetty Close, was 21. He married Matilda Jane Turnbull on 5 December 1866, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died on 18 July 1915, in Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 79.

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Archibald Close Dunn
Matilda Jane Turnbull
Marriage: 5 December 1866
Margaret Dunn
Hattey Mable Dunn

Sources (16)

  • Archibald C. Dunn, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Archalus Dun in entry for Unknown, "Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • A. Dunn, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1866Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (5)

    1867 · British North America Act

    Age 32

    The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


    Age 34


    1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

    Age 45

    On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

    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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