William Henry Dunlap

20 April 1869–30 August 1954 (Age 85)
Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Dunlap was born on 20 April 1869, in Mills, Iowa, United States, his father, James Jamison Dunlap, was 26 and his mother, Sophrona Emeline Hollaway, was 19. He married Alpha D. Deavers on 31 August 1892, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Benton Township, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States in 1920. He died on 30 August 1954, in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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William Henry Dunlap
Alpha D. Deavers
Marriage: 31 August 1892
James R. Dunlap
Thomas Raymond Dunlap
Lila C Dunlap

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  • Marriage
    31 August 1892Mills, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 15
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from a place near Kilmarnock named Dunlop, from Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + possibly lápach ‘muddy’. The traditional pronunciation places the stress on the second syllable, although nowadays it is usually placed on the first.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Will Dunlap in entry for Lulu Dunlap, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"
    • William H Dunlap, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Wm H Dunlap, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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