Ira L Dunham

Maleabout 1845–

Brief Life History of Ira L

When Ira L Dunham was born about 1845, in Monroe Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, Perry Jackson Donham, was 24 and his mother, Mary Jane Sarver, was 20. He married Josephine Dunham Renfro on 25 December 1870. He lived in Noble, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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

Sources (8)

  • Ira Dunham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ira L. Dunham - Published information: birth: about 1851; Richland, La Salle, Illinois, United States
  • Ira Dunham, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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  • Marriage
    8 October 1877Richland, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    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: habitational name from any of the places called Dunham (Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire). Most are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in the Domesday Book as Duneham and this too serves as a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna. Dunham is often difficult to tell apart from Downham .

    History: John Dunham (1590–1668) was a Puritan linen weaver who came to Plymouth, MA, via Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1633. He had many prominent descendants.

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

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