Elisha Alex Dunn

2 May 1896–1971 (Age 74)
Faulkner, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Elisha Alex

When Elisha Alex Dunn was born on 2 May 1896, in Faulkner, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Louis Dunn, was 27 and his mother, Martha Melissa Harrod, was 22. He married Lucile Griffien on 14 May 1923, in Union, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Conway, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Hill Township, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died in 1971, at the age of 75, and was buried in North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Elisha Alex Dunn
Lula A. Roberts
Marriage: 2 August 1927

Spouse and Children


    Lula A. Roberts


2 August 1927
Faulkner, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    William Columbus Dunn


    Lillian Alpha Dunn


    Effie Angeline Dunn




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 8

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Elisha A Dunn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elish A Dunn in household of James K Dunn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elisha A Dunn in household of James L Dunn, "United States Census, 1920"

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