When Adeline Whaley was born in 1858, in Iowa, United States, her father, Uriah Stone Whaley, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Mariah Soules, was 22. She married Frederick J Dunn on 28 November 1873, in Maiden Rock, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in United States in 1910 and Moranville Township, Roseau, Minnesota, United States in 1920. She died on 17 June 1944, in Roseau, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States.
English (northern): habitational name from Whalley (Lancashire) or Whaley in Bolsover (Derbyshire). The Lancashire placename may derive from Old English hwæl ‘hill’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. The Derbyshire placename may derive from Old English wall ‘wall’, walh ‘Welshman, foreigner’ (genitive plural wala), or wælla ‘well, spring, stream’ + lēah.