Obit: Dunn, Joseph C. #2 (1845 - 1938)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 15 September 1938

Dunn, Joseph C. #2 (22 JAN 1845 - 6 SEP 1938)

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Joseph C. Dunn, who died at the home of his son Clarence, near Greenwood, Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 4:50 p.m. Rev. Fleming conducted the service at the Methodist church. Interment was in Loyal cemetery. Mr. Dunn, a pioneer in this community, was 93 years, 7 months and 12 days of age.

Joseph C. Dunn was born in Pennsylvania, January 22, 1845. About the year 1865 he came to Dodge county, Wis., and a year later April 10, 1866, he was married to Mary Emerson. In 1878 he came to Loyal and thereafter made it his permanent home.

To this union were born four children, William Dunn, who died about thirty-five years ago, Effie (Mrs. George Andrews) of Hardy, Ark., David who died in infancy, and Clarence Dunn of Greenwood.

In 1890 Mr. and Mrs. Dunn joined the Methodist church.

After the death of his wife on January 16, 1905, he had lived with his son Clarence and his family, near Greenwood.

Besides his two children he leaves six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Esther Dunn, of McIntire, Iowa, to mourn his loss.

Mr. Dunn came to this country when it was covered with forests, working in the woods winters, farming in the summers, and threshing in the autumns. For many years he owned and operated a threshing machine purchased one of the first steam thresher came into use. He then purchased one of the first steam threshing outfits in the country.

He lived to see the ox team give place to the auto and the plane as means of transportation, and the log cabin to beautiful homes with modern conveniences.

And thus another pioneer has responded to the call which sooner or later must come to us all.



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