MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 465
submitted by Lynn McCleary, January 5, 2008
DEATH OF S.C. DUNN
Jany 5 ’99 (hand written)
From Wednesday’s Daily.
Samuel C. Dunn, a long-time and well-known resident, died at his home in this city at 10 o’clock to-day. He had been ill for several weeks, mostly from a generally breaking down of his physical condition, but his friends throughout the city were scarcely prepared to hear of his death to-day.
Mr. Dunn was a native of Pennsylvania, having been born in Westmoreland county, Sept. 13, 1834, being 64 years of age at the time of his death. When he was a youth he came with his family to Iowa, locating at Rochester, in Cedar county, from which place they removed to Muscatine about fifty years ago.
The deceased learned the printer’s trade in the office of the Muscatine Enquirer, under H.D. LaCossett, the founder of the paper, and worked at the business till the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in company H. 11th Iowa of which he was first sergeant. Te record shows that he enlisted Sept. 21, 1861, and was discharged for disability May 12 1862.
After returning from the war, Mr. Dunn was for a long time a trusted employe of the printing house of Day, Egbert & Fidlar, of Davenport, being their principal salesman and collector. He was afterwards traveling agent for others but for a year or two past lived a retired life.
Deceased was a member of the Masons, being affiliated with Davenport Lodge No. 37, and the consistory, and was treasurer of the Grand Lodge for several years. He was also member of Shelby Norman Post, of this city.
He was elected last November a member of the Board of Trustees for this township.
He leaves a wife and three children – one son, John W., who is in the service of a railroad in Texas, and Mrs. Ida Kennedy of Boulder, Col., and Mrs. Nellie Lequatte, wife of T.W. Lequatte, of Chicago. The deceased also leaves a sister, Mrs. W.L. Davidson, of this city, and a brother, G.K. Dunn, of Red Oak, Iowa.
Funeral at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon from the family residence, 717 East Sixth street, probably under auspices of the G.A.R.
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