Lewis Edwin Dunham

19 November 1825–5 October 1905 (Age 79)
Marlborough, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Lewis Edwin

When Lewis Edwin Dunham was born on 19 November 1825, in Marlborough, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Asa Dunham, was 35 and his mother, Mary Cole, was 39. He married Lucy Mayhew Look on 22 March 1855, in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1860 and Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 5 October 1905, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Tisbury Village Cemetery, West Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

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Lewis Edwin Dunham
Lucy Mayhew Look
Marriage: 22 March 1855
Julia Arvilla Dunham

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  • Marriage
    22 March 1855Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 4
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Louis E Dunham, "Rhode Island State Census, 1885"
    • Lewis E. Dunham, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Lewis Edwin Dunham, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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