Hettie Emeline Welker

1 November 1848–17 November 1900 (Age 52)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Hettie Emeline

When Hettie Emeline Welker was born on 1 November 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, James Wilburn Welker, was 23 and her mother, Anna Pugh, was 28. She married Harvey Alvero Dunn Sr on 23 July 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 17 November 1900, in Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Alvero Dunn Sr
Hettie Emeline Welker
Marriage: 23 July 1868
Harvey Alvero Dunn Jr.
James Thomas Dunn
Harriet Emmaline Dunn
Crandell Dunn
Tressa Ann Dunn
Sarah Rozella Dunn
Julia Dunn
Ivie Dunn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 July 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

    Name Meaning

    German: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle High German, Middle Low German walker, welker ‘fuller’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

    Story Highlight

    Anecdotes from the life of Harvey Alvero Dunn Sr.

    This is an excerpt from my grandfather’s, Seth Harvey Dunn’s, family and personal history at the front of his journal. All of the following is a direct quote—so I don’t have to put in quotation marks. …

    Sources (29)

    • Hetta Walker in household of Jas W Walker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Hettie E. Welker in entry for Ivie D. Jackson, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Emaline Walker in household of Jas C Walker, "United States Census, 1850"

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