Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
EDWARD DUNHAM, M. D., is well
known in Lincoln county, having been identified with its interests for
years. During his stay here, as well as before, he has been occupied
in the practice of medicine together with dispensing drugs and at the present
time he stands the owner and operator of a good drug store and a large
practice in medicine.
Edward Dunham was born in New York, on October
17, 1827, being the son of Daniel and Harriet (Sturdevant) Dunham, natives
of Connecticut, and both active and prominent members of the Baptist church.
Our subject received his education in Michigan whither the family moved
when he was a child. Upon completing school life he gave himself
to the study of medicine, operating under different preceptors until he
received his degree. In 1871, he began the practice in Michigan and
continued there successfully until 1889, when he came to Lincoln county.
In 1898, he settled in Creston and established a good practice besides
handling a first class drug store and the doctor is well known throughout
this part of the country and has shown himself to be a strictly professional
In 1882, Dr. Dunham married Miss Emma Schram,
a native of Canada and the daughter of William and Sarah Ann Schram.
In 1849, Dr. Dunham was united in marriage
to Miss Susan Ellis, a native of New York and the daughter of James and
Triphosa Ellis, also natives of New York. To this marriage were born
Mrs. Addie Jones, of Dayton, Washington, and Mrs. Francelia J. Green, of