Mattie Viola Dunn

2 September 1906–20 May 2007 (Age 100)
Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mattie Viola

When Mattie Viola Dunn was born on 2 September 1906, in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Benjamin Dunn, was 36 and her mother, Mary Fathera, was 27. She married Robert Earl Pruitt on 5 October 1933, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Civil District 19, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 20 May 2007, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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Robert Earl Pruitt
Mattie Viola Dunn
Marriage: 5 October 1933

Spouse and Children

5 October 1933
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Randolph William Dunn




    James B Dunn


    Hattie L Dunn


World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 25

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 29

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brownhaired’ or ‘chieftain’.2 English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mattie V Dunn in household of William R Dunn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mattie V Dunn in household of John B Dunn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Dunn in household of Ben J Dunn, "United States Census, 1910"

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