William Dudley Dunn

Brief Life History of William Dudley

When William Dudley Dunn was born on 1 October 1832, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, his father, John M Dunn, was 41 and his mother, Olive Hinman, was 35. He married Emily Lindley on 17 May 1854, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in York Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Madison, Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 23 October 1882, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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William Dudley Dunn
Emily Lindley
Marriage: 17 May 1854
Elizabeth Jane Dunn
Ellison M Dunn
William Dunn
Dora Ann Dunn
Olive Dunn
Laura Belle Dunn
Daisie Florence Dunn

Sources (5)

  • William L Dunn in household of John Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William D Dun, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William Dudley Dunn, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1842: Jasper, Missouri, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’. Compare Dunne . This name has sometimes been Anglicized as Brown .

English: nickname for a dark complexioned or swarthy man, from Middle English dun ‘dun, dark’ (Old English dunn ‘dull brown’).

Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’. Compare Dun .

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

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