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Michael Dunn
(Abt 1785-Abt 1848)
Elizabeth Entwhistle
(Abt 1790-Abt 1817)
Richard Crawshaw
(Abt 1772-1855)
Ann
(Abt 1770-1861)
Alexander Dunn
(1811-1892)
Susan Crawshaw
(1817-1916)

Alexander Dunn Jr.
(1858-1950)

 

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Ida Ellen Wiley

Alexander Dunn Jr.

  • Born: 07 Feb 1858, Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States 1
  • Marriage: Ida Ellen Wiley on 13 Oct 1881 in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States
  • Died: 29 Jul 1950, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States at age 92 2
  • Buried: 01 Aug 1950, Stanwood, Cedar, Iowa, United States 3

bullet   Cause of his death was struck by a train.

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bullet  General Notes:


Lies on Tracks, Killed by Train (The Register's Iowa News Service)

Davenport, IA. --- A man identified by papers in his pocket as Alex Dunn, 92, was killed here Saturday afternoon by a Rock Island train at a crossing in West Davenport. Three witnesses told police they saw the victim lying on the tracks in front of a westbound freight train. Apparently the train crew didn't see the victim. The train didn't stop.

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Plan Inquest Into Death of Train Victim

An inquest was being planned today into the death of Alex Dunn, 92, of 527 West Thirteenth street, Davenport, who was killed Saturday Afternoon when run over by a Rock Island Lines freight train at Fifth and Brown streets.

Scott County Coroner C. H. Wildman said he was conducting an investigation and when it is completed an inquest probably would be held.

Several witnesses told police that the victim deliberately lay down on the tracks as the train approached, but Coroner Wildman said he was informed that Dunn often expressed a hope that he would live to be 100 years of age.

The coroner said he had been unable to find a motive for Dunn wanting to commit suicide. "There is a possibility that he may have suffered a heart attack and collapsed," Wildman asserted.

Witnesses told police that Dunn lay down on the east side of the crossing as the train approached from the east. The train crew apparently didn't see the man as the train didn't stop. The body was dragged about 50 feet.

Among the witnesses were Elmer Wheeler, 816 West Fifth street; Mrs. Charles Berleman, 806 West Fifth street, and Mr. And Mrs. Herman Peterson, 513 Brown street.

Mr. Dunn was born in Ida Grove, Feb 7, 1858, and he married Ida Wiley there Oct. 13, 1881. He had formerly owned a hotel and pool room in Stanwood, and had been a resident of Davenport 15 years.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Perfection, Clinton, and was of Methodist faith. His wife died 31 years ago. Two sons also preceded him in death.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Dean, Alton, Ill.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p. m. in Everson & Anderson funeral home, and burial will be in Stanwood cemetery.

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Alex Dunn Death Ruled Accidental

The death of Alex Dunn, 92 year old Davenporter, who was killed Saturday afternoon when run over by a Rock Island Lines freight train at Fifth and Brown streets, was ruled as an accidental by Scott County Coroner C. H. Wildman today.

The coroner said he had made a thorough investigation and interviewed witnesses and members of Dunn's family. He said he could find no motive for suicide and that in his opinion, the victim apparently fell on the tracks in front of the train.

There will be no inquest.

Services were held at 1 p.m. today in Everson & Anderson funeral home, after which the body was taken to Stanwood for additional rites and burial.

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The Dunn Funeral

Funeral services for Alex Dunn were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Everson & Anderson funeral home with the Rev. J. A. Miller officiating. Mrs. William Kniegge was the organist.

Additional services were held at the Stanwood, Ia., cemetery. Present were members of Freemont Lodge No. 616, AF & AM, and John C. Butler of Patmus lodge No. 155, of Mechanicsville, was in charge of the Masonic rites. The Rev. George Gaide of the Methodist church of Stanwood officiated at the committal.

Bearers were Alex M. Dunn, Dwight and Duane Dean, Melburn Dunn, Fred Hunt and Kenneth Dean.

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Dunn Funeral

Funeral services for Alex Dunn were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Everson & Anderson funeral home with the Rev. J. A. Miller officiating. Mrs. William Kniegge was the organist.

Additional rites were held at the Stanwood with members of Freemont Lodge No. 616, AF & AM officiating. The Rev. George Gaide officiated at committal services in Stanwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alex M. and Melburn Dunn, Dwight, Dwayne and Kenneth Dean and Fred Hunt. 4 5 6 7

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Hotel Operator, 1900, Stanwood, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

• Cemetery: Stanwood Cemetery, 01 Aug 1950, Stanwood, Cedar, Iowa, United States. 8


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Alexander married Ida Ellen Wiley on 13 Oct 1881 in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States. (Ida Ellen Wiley was born on 16 Dec 1863 in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States,9 died on 03 Sep 1919 in Stanwood, Cedar, Iowa, United States 10 and was buried on 05 Sep 1919 in Stanwood, Cedar, Iowa, United States 11.)


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Sources


1 Dorothy Irene Dunn Selvar [dcsd], Family Group Record of Dorothy Irene Dunn Selvar, 12 Sep 1999, e-mail.  
My records show that Alexander Jr was born in Ida Grove, IA.

2 Editor, The Davenport Leader (see details, The Davenport Leader, 3719 Bridge Ave # 4, Davenport, IA 52807-1807, 1.319.386.3670), 31 Jul 1950.  
Plan Inquest Into Death of Train Victim
An inquest ... into the death of Alex Dunn, 92... run over by a Rock Island Lines freight train...

3 Editor, The Davenport Leader (see details, The Davenport Leader, 3719 Bridge Ave # 4, Davenport, IA 52807-1807, 1.319.386.3670), 01 Aug 1950.  
...Services were held at 1 p.m. today in Everson & Anderson funeral home, after which the body was taken to Stanwood for additional rites and burial.

4 Editor, The Des Moines Register (see details, The Des Moines Register, P.O. Box 957, Des Moines, IA 50304-0957, 1.800.247.5346), 30 Jul 1950.  
Lies on Tracks, Killed by Train (The Register’s Iowa News Service) Davenport, IA. ­­­ A man identified by papers in his pocket as Alex Dunn, 92, was killed here Saturday afternoon...

5 Editor, The Davenport Leader (see details, The Davenport Leader, 3719 Bridge Ave # 4, Davenport, IA 52807-1807, 1.319.386.3670), 31 Jul 1950.  
Plan Inquest Into Death of Train Victim. An inquest was being planned today into the death of Alex Dunn, 92, of 527 West Thirteenth street, Davenport, who was killed Saturday afternoon ... [newspaper clip unidentified - PROBABLY from Davenport according to references].

6 Editor, The Davenport Leader (see details, The Davenport Leader, 3719 Bridge Ave # 4, Davenport, IA 52807-1807, 1.319.386.3670), 01 Aug 1950.  
Alex Dunn Death Ruled Accidental...

7 Editor, The Davenport Leader (see details, The Davenport Leader, 3719 Bridge Ave # 4, Davenport, IA 52807-1807, 1.319.386.3670), 02 Aug 1950, Probably. (1) The Dunn Funeral... (2) Dunn Funeral...
[undated and unreferenced newspaper clippings PROBABLY from Davenport newspapers].

8 Editor, The Davenport Leader (see details, The Davenport Leader, 3719 Bridge Ave # 4, Davenport, IA 52807-1807, 1.319.386.3670), 31 Jul 1950.  
Additional services were held at the Stanwood, Ia., cemetery.

9 Editor, The Cedar Rapids Gazette (see details, Cedar Rapids Gazette Inc., 500 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1608, 1.800.397.8212), 11 Sep 1919.  
Ida Ellen Wiley, daughter of J. B. and Harriet Wiley, was born in Osage, Iowa, December 16, 1863.

10 Editor, The Cedar Rapids Gazette (see details, Cedar Rapids Gazette Inc., 500 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1608, 1.800.397.8212), 11 Sep 1919.  
Ida Ellen Wiley... died in Stanwood, Iowa, September 3, 1919.

11 Editor, The Cedar Rapids Gazette (see details, Cedar Rapids Gazette Inc., 500 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1608, 1.800.397.8212), 11 Sep 1919.  
Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock... Interment was in the Stanwood Cemetery.

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