Aurthur J Dunn

28 May 1919–28 May 2007 (Age 88)
Sharon, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Aurthur J

When Aurthur J Dunn was born on 28 May 1919, in Sharon, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William James Dunn, was 29 and his mother, Emma M. Wiesen, was 27. He married Leona Mae Planchak on 29 August 1941. He died on 28 May 2007, in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 88.

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Aurthur J Dunn
Leona Mae Planchak
Marriage: 29 August 1941

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29 August 1941

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 22

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Arther Dunn in household of William Dunn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Dunn in household of W James Dunn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Aurthur J Dunn in household of William J Dunn, "United States Census, 1940"

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