William Henry Dunlap

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

The Life 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 2 daughters. He lived in Silver Creek Township, Mills, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Benton Township, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States in 1910. 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 Dunlap
Lula Dunlap

Spouse and Children

31 August 1892
Mills, Iowa, United States


    James R. Dunlap


    Thomas Raymond Dunlap


    Lila Dunlap


    Lula Dunlap


Parents and Siblings

    James Jamison Dunlap


    Sophrona Emeline Hollaway




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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 and English: variant of Dunlop .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Dunlap, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Dunlap, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Dunlap in household of James Dunlap, "United States Census, 1880"

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