Samuel Nash Dunning

9 December 1844–12 February 1903 (Age 58)
Elk Grove Village, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Samuel Nash

When Samuel Nash Dunning was born on 9 December 1844, in Elk Grove Village, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, David Samuel Dunning, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Jones Nash, was 32. He married Flora Adelaide Field on 28 March 1867. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Addison, DuPage, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Precinct 2, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 12 February 1903, in Dunning, Blaine, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Dunning, Blaine, Nebraska, United States.

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Samuel Nash Dunning
Flora Adelaide Field
Marriage: 28 March 1867
Marion Dunning
Hannah Narcissa Dunning
Kate W. Dunning
Merna A. Dunning
Ida Gertrude Dunning
Earl Field Dunning
Hugh L. Dunning

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28 March 1867


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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 4

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.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 17

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Perthshire, recorded in 1200 as Dunine and later as Dunyn, from Gaelic dùnan, a diminutive of dùn ‘fort’.2 English: patronymic from Dunn .3 Irish: variant of Downing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • L M Dunaring, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Saml Danning in household of Saml Danning, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Dunning in household of David S Dunning, "United States Census, 1850"

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