William Arthur Dunn

8 October 1871–10 October 1953 (Age 82)
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Dunn was born on 8 October 1871, in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States, his father, George Washington Dunn, was 34 and his mother, Lois Anne Fisk, was 33. He married Katharine Marie Shultis on 1 August 1897. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 10 October 1953, in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 82.

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William Arthur Dunn
Katharine Marie Shultis
Marriage: 1 August 1897
Margaret Dunn
Ada Virginia Dunn
Elizabeth Claire Dunn

Spouse and Children

1 August 1897
Manhattan, New York, New York


    Margaret Dunn


    Ada Virginia Dunn


    Elizabeth Claire Dunn


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Dunn


    Lois Anne Fisk




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 6

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Age 23

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

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)

  • William A Dunn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William A Dunn in household of Washington Dunn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William A. Dunn in entry for Ada Vriginia Dunn, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"

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