Mary Elizabeth Dunn

26 October 1868–3 April 1951 (Age 82)
Tuckaleechee Cove, Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Dunn was born on 26 October 1868, in Tuckaleechee Cove, Blount, Tennessee, United States, her father, Giles P Dunn, was 20 and her mother, Martha R. Fancher, was 19. She married Andrew Sherman Myers on 23 January 1886, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Civil District 15, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and United States in 1951. She died on 3 April 1951, in Townsend, Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Townsend, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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Andrew Sherman Myers
Mary Elizabeth Dunn
Marriage: 23 January 1886
Wade Sherman Myers
Roy Mack Myers
William Anderson Myers
Cam Perman Myers
Ollie Russell Myers
Luke Myers Sr.
Lora Alice Myers
Lillie May Myers
Susie Myers
Ocey Cleo Myers

Spouse and Children

23 January 1886
Blount, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 10

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brownhaired’ or ‘chieftain’.2 English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Dunn in household of Giles P Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Dunn in household of G P Dunn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Myres in household of Sherman Myres, "United States Census, 1940"

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