Lewis Edwin Dunham

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

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

22 March 1855
Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States


    Julia Arvilla Dunham


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Cole




    Asa C Dunham


    Henry Miles Dunham



    Moses Cole Dunham


    James Everett Dunham


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 (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)

  • Louis E Dunham, "Rhode Island State Census, 1885"
  • Lewis E Dunham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis E Dunham, "United States Census, 1870"

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