DUNN, Jesse 1862-1909
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/15/2017 at 18:54:51
This community was again shocked when the news went from one to another last Friday morning that Jesse Dunn had suddenly been called to meet his God. Mr. Dunn moved to this town from his farm northeast of Whitten this spring. His health had not been the best for the past year, rheumatism being prevalent in his system. Physicians had told him that he might be called suddenly but as we understand his family were unaware of this and hence were not prepared for this sudden and awful change. He was the youngest of sixteen children. His father having moved from West Virginia and coming to Iowa when Jesse was only seven years of age which was about forty years ago. Mr. Dunn being a few months past 47 at his death. He leaves a wife and six living children, five having gone on before the father. The living ones are Wm. Young, Charles, Mrs. Robert Bromley, Hazel, Nancy and the youngest Johnie, a lad of four. Mr. Dunn sold his fine farm in Grundy county last fall for $120 per acre and has purchased two very desirable lots in Union and the workmen were to have commenced the excavation for a cellar last Monday. Mr. Dunn was a man well and favorably known, a good business man as is shown by his possessions, at time of his death being worth between $30,000 and $40,000. Rev. Curless had charge of the services Sunday morning at the house also at the Melrose church. His remains were laid to rest in the peaceful Melrose cemetery where the wild flowers and song birds that he loved so well, will give of their fragrance and sing their songs as a requien over him. The families future intentions have not been learned but we hope they will decide to remain in Union.
--The Semi-Weekly Herald (Eldora, Iowa), 22 May 1909, pg 8
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