Roscoe W Dunmire

2 August 1894–1954 (Age 59)
Elkhart, Indiana, United States

The Life of Roscoe W

When Roscoe W Dunmire was born on 2 August 1894, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States, his father, John W. Dunmire, was 26 and his mother, Florence Clarissa Cook, was 21. He married Madge Brady on 29 September 1917, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States. He lived in Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1954, at the age of 60.

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Roscoe W Dunmire
Madge Brady
Marriage: 29 September 1917

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29 September 1917
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 12

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 Perhaps a variant of Scottish Dunmore, a variant of Dunmore .2 Alternatively, a respelling of German Dannmeyer or Dannmeier, a distinguishing name for a farmer ( see Meyer ) whose farm was by a pine forest (Middle Low German dan, Middle High German tan ‘pine tree’, ‘pine forest’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roscoe Dunsmuir in household of John Dunsmuir, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roscoe W Dunmire in household of John W Dunmire, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roscoe W Dunmire, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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