Joseph Francis Dunn

16 February 1875–20 November 1949 (Age 74)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Joseph Francis

When Joseph Francis Dunn was born on 16 February 1875, in Indiana, United States, his father, James Dunn, was 35 and his mother, Delia McGraw, was 36. He married Mary Ann Reinhart on 28 June 1920, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 November 1949, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Joseph Francis Dunn
Mary Ann Reinhart
Marriage: 28 June 1920
Robert Louis Dunn

Spouse and Children

28 June 1920
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Delia McGraw




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 16

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Joseph F Dunn in household of James Dunn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph F Dunn in household of James Dunn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jos. F. Dunn, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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