James Cyrus Dunton

19 October 1856–17 September 1931 (Age 74)
Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of James Cyrus

When James Cyrus Dunton was born on 19 October 1856, in Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory, United States, his father, James Harvey Dunton, was 27 and his mother, Martha Jane McKee, was 21. He married Eliza Ann Prothero on 13 December 1876, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Tetonia, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 17 September 1931, in Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Teton-Newdale Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cyrus Dunton
Eliza Ann Prothero
Marriage: 13 December 1876
James Albert Dunton
Mary Alice Dunton
John David Dunton
Frank Dunton
Lettie Jane 'Jennie' Dunton
Cora Susan Dunton
Della Eliza Dunton
Margaret Dunton
Lewis Dunton

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Ann Prothero


13 December 1876
Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Dunton. Most (for example those in Bedfordshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Norfolk, and Warwickshire) are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ ( see Down 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Buckinghamshire probably has as its first element the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ).

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

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Story Highlight


James Cyrus Dunton was born on 19 October 1856 in Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory to James Harvey and Martha Jane McKee Dunton. He was the second of six children, three girls and three boys. H …

Sources (3)

  • James C Dunton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James C Dunton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James C Dunton, "United States Census, 1910"

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