John Harold Dunn

Male21 May 1908–30 November 1987

Brief Life History of John Harold

When John Harold Dunn was born on 21 May 1908, in Monticello, Jones, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Frances Dunn, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ellen Frances Judge, was 40. He had at least 1 daughter with Helen Timmer. He lived in Richland Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Cascade, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1935. He died on 30 November 1987, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Monticello, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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John Harold Dunn
Helen Timmer
Margaret Mary Dunn

Sources (6)

  • Harold Dunn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold Dunn, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Harold Dunn in entry for Margaret Mary Mcnamara, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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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.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 5

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.


Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’. Compare Dunne . This name has sometimes been Anglicized as Brown .

English: nickname for a dark complexioned or swarthy man, from Middle English dun ‘dun, dark’ (Old English dunn ‘dull brown’).

Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’. Compare Dun .

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

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