Orville G Dunham

29 August 1908–12 March 1971 (Age 62)
Washington, United States

The Life of Orville G

When Orville G Dunham was born on 29 August 1908, in Washington, United States, his father, Fred Calvin Dunham, was 26 and his mother, Harriet Glover, was 27. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1910 and Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 March 1971, in Ephrata, Grant, Washington, United States, at the age of 62.

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Orville G Dunham
Kathryn burniel Brenton Dunham

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    Kathryn burniel Brenton Dunham


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    Fred Calvin Dunham Jr


    Jean Dunham



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington

Age 2

On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk): habitational name from any of several places called Dunham, of which one is in Norfolk. Most are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in Domesday Book as Duneham and this too may be a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna.

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

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  • Orville G Dunham in household of Fred C Dunham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orville G Dunham in household of Fred C Dunham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orville G Dunham in household of Fred C Dunham, "United States Census, 1920"

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