Ira L Dunham

about 1845–
Monroe Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ira L

When Ira L Dunham was born about 1845, in Monroe Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, Perry Jackson Donham, was 23 and his mother, Mary Jane Sarver, was 19. He married Josephine Dunham Renfro on 25 December 1870. He lived in Noble, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Ira L Dunham
Phebe Ellen Renfro
Marriage: 8 October 1877
Florence Dunham
Ira B Dunham
Ada Dunham

Spouse and Children


    Phebe Ellen Renfro


8 October 1877
Richland, Illinois, United States


    Florence Dunham



    Ada Dunham


Parents and Siblings

    Perry Jackson Donham


    Mary Jane Sarver





    Samuel L. Donham


    Willie Donham


    James C. Donham


World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 3

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 31

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk): habitational name from any of several places called Dunham, of which one is in Norfolk. Most are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in Domesday Book as Duneham and this too may be a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ira Dunham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ira L Dunham in household of Perry Dunham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ira L Dunham, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

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