Phares Wells Dunyon

21 October 1874–3 March 1939 (Age 64)
Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Phares Wells

When Phares Wells Dunyon was born on 21 October 1874, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Newton Augustus Dunyon, was 38 and his mother, Evaline Wells, was 33. He married Lois Victoria Lyman on 9 August 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 March 1939, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Phares Wells Dunyon
Lois Victoria Lyman
Marriage: 9 August 1899
Melba Victoria Dunyon
Dorothy Dunyon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1899Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 17
    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 22
    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

    English: either a habitational or topographic name from Dunton in Norfolk or Dunton Bassett in Leicestershire, from Middle English doun(e), dun(e) ‘hill’ (Old English dūn) + Middle English toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). The name may also arise from Dunton in Bedfordshire or Buckinghamshire, the first element of which is the Old English personal name Dud(d)a, Dod(d)a. See also Downton .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Phares Dunyon in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Phares Wills Dunyon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. Phares Wells Dunyon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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