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
1856–1931
Eliza Ann Prothero
1860–1940
Marriage: 13 December 1876
James Albert Dunton
1877–1886
Mary Alice Dunton
1878–1963
John David Dunton
1881–1886
Frank Dunton
1884–1884
Lettie Jane 'Jennie' Dunton
1885–1890
Cora Susan Dunton
1888–1970
Della Eliza Dunton
1890–1971
Margaret Dunton
1892–1976
Lewis Dunton
1894–1975

Spouse and Children

    Male1856–1931Male

    Eliza Ann Prothero

    Female1860–1940Female

MARRIAGE
13 December 1876
Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1863

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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BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES CYRUS DUNTON

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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