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Alexander Dunn
(1811-1892)
Susan Crawshaw
(1817-1916)
Patrick Dunn
(Abt 1830-)
Elizabeth Sanderson
(Abt 1830-)
James Dunn
(1854-1935)
Mary Ann Dunn
(1860-1929)

James Alexander Dunn
(1881-1948)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Esther Ella Moles

James Alexander Dunn

  • Born: 16 Apr 1881, Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Esther Ella Moles on 05 Sep 1905 in Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States 1
  • Died: 07 Jan 1948, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States at age 66 5 6
  • Buried: 10 Jan 1948, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States 7

bullet   Cause of his death was stroke.8

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bullet  General Notes:


James A. Dunn, who owns and operates a farm of one hundred-and twenty acres in Spring Grove township, is engaged in general farming and stock raising. He is a native of that township, his birth having occurred upon his father's homestead, just a short distance from where he now lives, on the l6th of April, 1881. He is a son of James and Mary Dunn, natives of Iowa; and grandson of those pioneers, Alexander and Susan Dunn, who settled in Clinton county, this state, in 1837. The father came to Linn county in 1875 with his wife and since that time has resided here, having become one of the most prominent citizens and representative men of the community.

James A. Dunn was reared to farm life and attended the district schools of Spring Grove township, where he received his education. He was married at the age of twenty four years and, until that event transpired, made his home with his parents, assisting his father with the work upon the large farm owned by the latter. On September 5, 1905, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Dunn and Miss Esther Moles, a daughter of John and Ella Moles, both of whom were native of Iowa. They have become the parents of one son, Gifford, who was born in 1906.

Following their marriage Mr. Dunn purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land adjoining that occupied and owned by his father and has continued to live upon the place since that time. He has greatly improved its conditions, recently erecting an excellent barn thirty-three by forty feet, has built an addition to his house and installed a forty-foot steel tower wind-mill of latest design. While a republican in politics Mr. Dunn takes little interest; other than as a voter in the political affairs of the county. He is serving his township in the capacity of secretary of the school board but does not desire political preferment of any kind. With, his wife he holds membership in the Methodist church. He is a man whose enterprise has won him prosperity and he is rated as one of the sound and honest men of the community. [History of Linn County Iowa] 9

bullet  Research Notes:


1930 census
James A Dunn 48 1881 Iowa Head White Longmont, Boulder, CO
Esther M Dunn 45 1884 Wife Longmont, Boulder, CO
Gifford L Dunn 23 1906 Son Longmont, Boulder, CO
F Lavona Dunn 18 1911 Daughter Longmont, Boulder, CO
Robert M Dunn 15 1914 Son Longmont, Boulder, CO
parents of both James and Esther born in Iowa; all children born in IA 10

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



He appeared on the 1905 IA census in Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States. 11
Card 678 James Dunn Central City
Card 679 Mary Dunn "
Card 680 James A Dunn "
Card 681 Arthur Dunn "
Card 682 Ernest Dunn "
Card 683 Charles Dunn "
Card 684 Edna Dunn "
Card 685 Susan Dunn "



He appeared on the 1900 US census on 16 Jun 1900 in Spring Grove Twp, Linn, Iowa, United States. 2
| |121|123|Dunn, James |Head|W|M|Nov|1854|45|M|20| | |Iowa|Ireland| England ?| | | |Farmer |0| |Y|Y|Y|O|F|F|117|
| |121|123|Dunn, Mary A |Wife|W|F|Feb|1860|40|M|20|7|5|Iowa|Ireland|? Ireland | | | | | | |Y|Y|Y|O| |F|118|
| |121|123|Dunn, James A |Son |W|M|Apr|1877|19|S| | | |Iowa|Iowa | Iowa | | | |Farm labor|0|4 |Y|Y|Y| | | | |
| |121|123|Dunn, Arthur E |Son |W|M|Sep|1884|15|S| | | |Iowa|Iowa | Iowa | | | |Farm labor|0|6 |Y|Y|Y| | | | |
| |121|123|Dunn, Ernest G |Son |W|M|Nov|1889|10|S| | | |Iowa|Iowa | Iowa | | | | | |7 |Y|Y|Y| | | | |
| |121|123|Dunn, Charlie H|Son |W|M|Jun|1892|07|S| | | |Iowa|Iowa | Iowa | | | | | |7 |Y|Y|Y| | | | |
| |121|123|Dunn, Edna V |Dau |W|M|Nov|1898|01|S| | | |Iowa|Iowa | Iowa | | | | | |3|Y|Y|Y| | | | |

He was employed in 1915 in Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States. 12 Farmer

He was employed in 1916-1948 in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States. 13 Forman, Great Western Sugar Co.

His obituary was published in the Linn News-Letter in Jan 1948 in Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States. 14
Funeral services were conducted for James A. Dunn at the First Methodist church in Longmont, Colo., Saturday, Jan 10. Interment was in the Mountain View cemetery, with members of the Masonic lodge in charge of the burial services.

Mr. Dunn was foreman at the Great Western Sugar factory in Longmont for 24 years and had lived in that community since October, 1915. He was a member of the First Methodist church and served on the official board of that church. He was a member of St. Vrain lodge, No. 23, A .F. & A. M.; Longs Peak chapter, No. 8, Royal Arch Masons; and Columbine chapter, No. 11, Order of Eastern Star.

Mr. Dunn suffered a stroke Christmas day. His wife and two sons were at his bedside in a Longmont hospital when he died Jan. 7.

Mr. Dunn was born in Central City April 16, 1881. Surviving relatives are his widow; two sons, Gifford of Tuscson, Ariz.; and Robert of Fort Collins, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Lavona Marvin of Canby, Ore.; three brothers, Ernest G. of Central city; Charles H. Dunn of Nashville, Tenn., and Capt. Leo M. Dunn of Ft. Belvoir, VA.; and one sister, Mrs. Eugene Drexler of Central city. Five grandchildren also survive. [The Linn News-Letter]

He was buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States on 10 Jan 1948. 14 15
Plot: Block48L030NW4SP002


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James married Esther Ella Moles on 05 Sep 1905 in Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States.1 (Esther Ella Moles was born on 26 Mar 1885 in , , Iowa, United States,15 died in Jan 1982 in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States 15 and was buried in Jan 1982 in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States 15.)


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First married at age 24 and 21 respectively in the 1930 census 10

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Sources


1 Luther Albertus Brewer, History of Linn County Iowa From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Volume II (1911, The Pioneer Publishing Company, Chicago, IL), Pgs 497-498.
On September 5, 1905, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Dunn and Miss Esther Moles.

2 1900 US Census, Roll: T623 444: Spring Grove, Linn, Iowa; Page: 6A; Ln 40-46, 16 Jun 1900, ED: 103, Gerald R Bice, Enumerator.

3 Luther Albertus Brewer, History of Linn County Iowa From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Volume II (1911, The Pioneer Publishing Company, Chicago, IL), Pg 497-498.
James A. Dunn...He is a native of that township [Spring Grove, IA], his birth having occurred upon his father's homestead, just a short distance from where he now lives, on the l6th of April, 1881.

4 Editor, The Linn News-Letter (see details, The Linn News-Letter, 38 4th St N, Central City, IA 52214-9600, 1.319.438.1313), 10 Jan 1931, [Saturday, Jan 10... The first "Saturday, Jan 10" before "for 24 years and "since 1915" should be 1931].
Mr. Dunn was born in Central City April 16, 1881.

5 Editor, The Linn News-Letter (see details, The Linn News-Letter, 38 4th St N, Central City, IA 52214-9600, 1.319.438.1313), 10 Jan 1931, [Saturday, Jan 10... The first "Saturday, Jan 10" before "for 24 years and "since 1915" should be 1931].
Funeral services were conducted for James A. Dunn at the First Methodist church in Longmont, Colo., Saturday, Jan 10... Mr. Dunn was foreman at the Great Western Sugar factory in Longemont for 24 years and had lived in that community since October, 1915.

6 William Charles Dunn, Family Group Record of William Charles Dunn (c/o Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Dunn Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 22 Sep 2005, e-mail.

7 Editor, The Linn News-Letter (see details, The Linn News-Letter, 38 4th St N, Central City, IA 52214-9600, 1.319.438.1313), 10 Jan 1931, [Saturday, Jan 10... The first "Saturday, Jan 10" before "for 24 years and "since 1915" should be 1931].
Funeral services were conducted for James A. Dunn at the First Methodist church in Longmont...

8 Editor, The Linn News-Letter (see details, The Linn News-Letter, 38 4th St N, Central City, IA 52214-9600, 1.319.438.1313), 10 Jan 1931, [Saturday, Jan 10... The first "Saturday, Jan 10" before "for 24 years and "since 1915" should be 1931].
Mr. Dunn suffered a stroke Christmas day.

9 Luther Albertus Brewer, History of Linn County Iowa From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Volume II (1911, The Pioneer Publishing Company, Chicago, IL), Pg 497-498.

10 Becky Teubner, Family Group Record of Becky Teubner (c/o Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Dunn Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 23 Sep 2003.

11 1905 IA Census, Roll IA_96; 1905 Iowa Census: 1836-1925 Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

12 T. A. Kearns, Assessor, Linn, IA, Genealogical Society of Linn County, P. O. Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 (1915, 1915 IA Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn, IA), Card 721, Central City.
James A Dunn, 33, Linn, Central City, Spr Grove, Farmer, 1914 earnings $1,000, Education 3 yr High School, Incumbrance on home $7,000, Value of farm or home $26,500, Methodist.

13 Editor, The Linn News-Letter (see details, The Linn News-Letter, 38 4th St N, Central City, IA 52214-9600, 1.319.438.1313), 10 Jan 1931, [Saturday, Jan 10... The first "Saturday, Jan 10" before "for 24 years and "since 1915" should be 1931].
James A. Mr. Dunn was foreman at the Great Western Sugar factory in Longemont for 24 years.

14 Editor, The Linn News-Letter (see details, The Linn News-Letter, 38 4th St N, Central City, IA 52214-9600, 1.319.438.1313), Jan 1948.

15 (see details), URL, Internet.


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