Dunn Family in Dora Township, Moultrie County,
Illinois & Macon County, Illinois
Thomas Dunn married Catherine Freeman on November 14,
1843 in Moultrie County.
Sarah A. Dunn married Elbert Cain on June 29, 1847 in Moultrie County.
William D. Dunn age 23 married Avery Belle Weaks age 16 on Oct. 18, 1881 in
James A. Dunn age 29 married Mary A. Grace age 21 in Bethany.
John H. Dunn age 23 married Katie I. Ducey age 23 on May 5, 1884 in Dora
1880 Moultrie County census for Dora Township 79/79:
Richard Dunn age 50 born in Ireland, Catherine age 18,
Mary age 14, Richard age 13, John age 11 and Michael
age 10. All children born in Illinois.
NOTE: A Richard Dunn married
Margaret Henebry on Jan. 11, 1861 in Macon County, IL.
Michael Dunn age 27 married Annie
Griffin age 24 on Sep. 29, 1897 in Dalton City.
William Dunn: brother of Peter Dunn.
Born November 10, 1826 in Clonabeg, Queens County, Ireland. Died July 11,
1899 in Macon County. Buried in Calvary Cemetery in Decatur, IL.
Married Anna Dempsey near Lowell, MA. before moving to Illinois. Arrived in America in the
summer of 1850. Moved to DeWitt County, IL in the spring of 1855.
William's sister, Mary Dunn, married Michael Dempsey on Feb. 26, 1854 in Lowell,
2. WILLIAM2 DUNN
born November 10, 1826 in Clonabeg, Queens County, Ireland, and died July 11,
1899 in Decatur, Illinois. He married ANNA
DEMPSEY in Lowell, Mass. She was
born August 10, 1833 in Rosenallis, Queens County, Ireland, and died June 30, 1916
in Los Angeles, California.
More About WILLIAM DUNN:
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois
Children of WILLIAM DUNN
and ANNA DEMPSEY
4. i. PETER3 DUNN, b. January 09, 1856, Macon County,
Illinois; d. April 22, 1922, Decatur, Illinois m. Mary Ann Nolan Nov. 28,
ii. JAMES A. DUNN. b. 1859 d. Jan 26, 1898. m. Mary Ann Grace
iii. WILLIAM C. DUNN.
iv. ELIZABETH A. DUNN, b. 1864, d. Jan 31, 1889. m. Joseph C. Rourke Sep
v. LILLIE DUNN, m. CHARLES DEMUTH.
vi. EDWARD FRANCIS DUNN, b. 1872 d. Jan. 1, 1940 m. Katherine Kilkeary
April 27, 1898.
vii. MARY THERESA, b. Jan. 11, 1858 d. July 7, 1943 m. Edmond T. Hogan
Feb. 9, 1880.
was born January 09, 1856 in Macon County, Illinois, and died April 22, 1922
in Decatur, Illinois. He married MARY
November 28, 1882 in Sacred Heart Church, Dalton City, Illinois, daughter of
and ANNE KELLY.
She was born June 06, 1857 in Moultrie County, Illinois, and died October
19, 1925 in Decatur, Illinois.
More About PETER DUNN:
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois
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of Peter Dunn family.
Children of PETER DUNN
and MARY NOLAN
i. ANNA T.4 DUNN, b. November 17, 1883; d. November 17,
1957, Canada; m. WILLIAM P. KINNEY.
ii. WILLIAM P. DUNN, b. May 05, 1885, Macon County, Illinois; d. May
04, 1963; m. DORA HUBER, January 29, 1913.
iii. ELIZABETH DUNN, b. May 06, 1886, Macon County, Illinois; m. JOHN
MATTHEW, March 03, 1908.
iv. MARGARET DUNN, b. June 26, 1887, Macon County, Illinois; d. May
16, 1979; m. JOHN TOMLINSON, February 02, 1909.
v. JAMES E. DUNN, b. July 07, 1890, Macon County, Illinois; m.
DOROTHY SULLIVAN, 1925.
vi. PAUL F. DUNN, b. May 31, 1898, Macon County, Illinois; d. May 01,
1957; m. LUCY EARNSHAW, May 20, 1920.
vii. MARIE DUNN, b. June 11, 1900, Macon County, Illinois; d. March
07, 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana; m. JOHN MORIARITY, October 25, 1922,
St. Patrick, Decatur, Illinois.
More About MARIE DUNN: Burial: Calvary Cemetery,
Decatur Daily Review, July 12, 1899:
"William Dunn, for forty-eight years a resident of Macon county, died at
5:15 am, Tuesday, July 11, at the family residence, 452 East Condit street.
He had been in poor health for several months. He was born in Queens
county, Ireland, Oct. 10, 1826, and came to America in 1851, first settling in
Lowell, Mass. There he married Miss Anna Dempsey, who, with five children,
survives him. The children are Edward Dunn of East St. Louis, Mrs. Edward
Hogan and peter, William and Miss Lillian Dunn of Decatur. Mr. Dunn was a
faithful member of St. Patrick's Catholic church and was held in highest esteem
by all who knew him. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday
morning from St. Patrick's Catholic church. Solemn high mass will be
celebrated by Rev. Father J.H. Kelly. The interment will be at
The Daily Republican, July 12, 1899:
"The funeral of the late William Dunn, who died on Tuesday at his home, 542
East Condit street, will be held from St. Patrick's Catholic church Thursday
morning at 9 o'clock. Solemn high mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father
Kelley and the burial will be at Calvary cemetery.
Mr. Dunn's death was caused by Bright's disease and he has been ill for some
time past. His condition, however, had been improved and his death
was rather sudden. The deceased was a native of Queen's county,
Ireland, where he was born in October 1826. He came to Macon county 48
years ago, and until about 15 years ago lived on a farm near Mt. Zion. For
15 years he has lived a retired life, making his home in this city. He is
survived by his wife and five children, Peter and William Dunn of Decatur, Mrs.
Ed Hogan and Mrs. Lillie Dunn of Decatur and Edward Dunn of East St.
Dunn Family Hold Eighth Reunion: Decatur Daily Herald:
Wed., Aug 16, 1911
Mrs. Anna Dunn of Los Angeles, Cal, who is passing the summer with her
children in Decatur, was the honored guest yesterday at the eighth annual Dunn
Family reunion held in Fairview park. This reunion is held each year on the 15th
rain or shine. Eighty members of the family were present and passed a happy time
visiting. No set program was given and the family is not organized into a
regular society with officers elected every year. Plenty of fried chicken in the
picnic dinner menu.
Mrs. Dunn is the widow of William Dunn and the mother of Edward F. Dunn and
Mrs. Edward Hogan of Decatur and Peter Dunn of Mt. Zion.
(Notes: Anna Dunn moved to Los Angeles in 1907.
The population of the city was 50,395 in 1890, 102,479 in 1900 and 319,198 in
1910. The 2000 population is about 3,600,000. Los Angeles was the 57th
most populated city in 1890, 36th in 1900, 17th in 1910 and 2nd in 1990.
When the Dunn Family arrived in 1850, the population of the United States was 23
million. Estimated population of the United States in 2000 is 270
Anna Dempsey Dunn: wife of William
Decatur Daily Review, July 2, 1916, page 19.
"In this county half century. Mrs. Anna Dunn dead at Los Angeles.
A telegram was received in Decatur Saturday announcing the death of Mrs. Anna
Dunn, widow of William Dunn, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles DeMuth,
at Los Angeles, Cal. Mrs. Dunn was eighty-three years old. She
had lived in Macon county for fifty years, moving to California nine years ago.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward Hogan of Decatur and Mrs. Charles
De Muth of Los Angeles and three sons, Edward Dunn of Decatur, Peter Dunn of Mt.
Zion and William Dunn of Guthrie, Okla. Another son, James Dunn, died here
fifteen years ago. There are twenty-one grandchildren and eight
Mrs. Dunn was well known to most of the older people of Decatur and had many
friends here. The body will be brought to Decatur for burial,
arriving here Wednesday morning, and the funeral will probably be held Thursday
at St. Patrick's church, of which she was a member."
1899 Decatur, Illinois City Directory:
Mary A. Dunn, widow of James A. Dunn, roomer at 513 E.
1907 Decatur, Illinois City Directory:
Mrs. Molly A. Dunn, works Model Laundry, res. 319 N. Main
Miss Grace Dunn, res. 319 N. Main Street.
1917 Decatur City Directory:
Carl F. Dunn, bookkeeper T. D. Riney & Co. res. 1129 N.
Clarence E. Dunn, clerk, 1129 N. Main Street
Miss Grace Dunn, bookkeeper J. C. Summerfield, res. 1129 N.
Mollie A. Dunn, widow of James, res. 1129 N. Main Street
Lizzie Dunn: daughter of William & Anna Dempsey Dunn.
The Review. Tuesday, Sep 9, 1884
The marriage of Mr. Joseph C. Rourke and Miss Lizzie Dunn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wm Dunn of Mt. Zion will take place at St. Patricks church in this
city at 8 oclock this morning. The bride and groom will have a reception at
the residence of Mr. Dunn at four oclock this afternoon. The young couple
start out on the voyage of life under most favorable auspices, and have the best
wishes of friends. The Review extends congratulations.
The Decatur Daily Republican: Friday, Feb 1, 1889
Died: On Jan 30the at 11:15 pm of kidney complications, Mrs. Joseph Roarke,
aged 26. The deceased was a daughter of William Dunn of Decatur and leaves a
husband and two children.
Mary Teresa Dunn: daughter of William & Anna
Decatur Review. Saturday, July 31, 1943.
Rites Monday for Pioneer
"Requiem high mass will be held at 9 am Monday in St. Patrick's Catholic
church for Mrs. Mary Teresa Hogan, 86, who had lived most of her live in Macon
County. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. She died at 5:25 pm
Friday in St. Mary's hospital and had been seriously ill since April.
A resident of 1072 north Edward street, she had lived in Decatur for 38
years. She was born in Forsyth on November 1, 1856, the daughter of the
late William and Mary Dunn. On February 13, 1879, she married Edmund Hogan
and the couple started housekeeping in a log cabin. They farmed near Macon
and Dalton City for a number of years before Mr. Hogan retired and they moved to
Decatur. He preceded her in death in May 1929.
Surviving are two sons, Charles W. and Walter W. of near Dalton City; a brother,
Will Dunn of Guthrie, Okla; 15 grandchildren, four of whom are in the armed
services, and nine great grandchildren. Friends may call at Moran and Sons
funeral home after 7:30 pm today."
Mae Hogan Gleson: daughter of Mary Teresa Dunn and Edward
Decatur Daily Herald: Thursday: Feb 22, 1906
A Wedding at Macon. Robert Gleson and Mae Hogan United at St. Stanislaus
Robert Gleson and Miss Mae Hogan were married Wednesday morning at St.
Stanislaus Church at Macon. Nuptial high mass was celebrated by three priests.
they were Rev. Father Lyon, Rev. Father Quatman and Rev Father O'Rourke. Father
Lyon was the celebrant.
there was a large attendance at the wedding and many were present from Decatur.
the bride had been organist at the church for a long time and on that account
the choir gave especially good music. After the ceremony, a wedding breakfast
was served at the brides home in Macon. The couple left on an extended
wedding journey. both the bride and groom are well known and popular. The former
is a prosperous farmer living near Blue Mound and the bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Hogan of Macon and is a niece of Assistant States Attorney John
Decatur Daily Herald: Sunday Dec. 2, 1906
Mrs. Robert Gleason, niece of attorney J. J. Hogan of this city, died at her
home near Blue Mound Saturday morning at 2 oclock; Mrs. Gleasons death was
unusually sad , owing to the fact that she had been married only a year. Her
maiden name was Mae Agnes Hogan and she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Hogan who reside near Macon. She was an unusually bright young woman having been
a graduate of St. Theresas Academy of this city and of the Ursuline convent
of Alton. Besides her husband and infant child, the birth of which brought the
mothers death, she is survived by her parents and two brothers, Charles and
Walter Hogan who live near Macon.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 oclock Monday morning from the Catholic
church at Stanislaus. The cortege will leave the residence at 7 oclock in the
morning. Following the funeral services, the body will be brought to Decatur and
buried in Calvary.
Decatur Daily Herald: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1906
Hundreds follow Body to Cemetery. Funeral Party of Mrs. Gleason One of Largest
Ever Witnessed Here.
The largest funeral party that ever came to Decatur accompanied the body of Mrs.
Robert Gleason here Monday from Stonington and vicinity. The Wabash train which
arrived at 10:45 oclock brought a special coach which was loaded with friends
of the family. Besides these in the special coach, many were compelled to ride
in the other coaches of the train. There were at least two hundred persons in
the party. Every available livery carriage was at the station and after these
had been filled, many went to Calvary cemetery on street cars, going by way of
West Main and walking across to Eldorado street.
The funeral services were held in the Catholic church at Stonington at 8:20 oclock
Monday morning and the gathering there was one of the largest that ever attended
a funeral in that city, the little church being filled to its capacity. The
services were conducted by the Rev. Father Cochran. Music was furnished by the
regular church choir.
The floral designs were exceedingly handsome and their number attested in
what high Mrs. Gleason was held by her large number of friends.
The pall bearers were Larry Doyle, William Dwyer, Michael Dwyer, Ed Dunn, Frank
Hemstreet, and James Boley. The body was buried in Calvary cemetery.
Peter Dunn: son of William & Anna Dempsey
Peter Dunn age 26 married Mary Nolan age 24 on Nov. 28, 1882 in Dora Township.
Peter was the son of William and Anna. Peter was born in Macon County on
January 9, 1856 and died in Decatur, IL on April 22, 1922.
Mary Ann Nolan Dunn was born June 6, 1857 and died October 19, 1925. She
was the daughter of James and Ann Mary Nolan. Both Peter and Mary are
buried in Calvary Cemetery in Decatur, IL.
Decatur Herald, Sunday, April 23, 1922:
"Peter Dunn dies suddenly, moved to Decatur five years
ago from farm; Apoplexy victim. Peter Dunn for more than 40 years member
of the energetic farmers of Mt. Zion township, for the last five years a
resident of Decatur, died in his home , 855 North Edward street Saturday night
at 8:30 o'clock having been stricken with apoplexy about 5 o'clock. Mr.
Dunn had been in the business center of the city shopping and was gathering his
purchases from his car when he was stricken. There had been nothing in his
health so far as his family knew that had given the slightest warning of the
illness which came upon him so suddenly.
Peter Dunn was born in Macon county January 9, 1856 and all
of his active life had been engaged in farming in Mt. Zion township whence he
came to Decatur about five years ago. In the community where he had lived
so many years he was known to all of the people and counted all of them as his
friends. He leaves his wife, who was Miss Mary Nolan, and six children.
They are Mrs. Anna Kinney, Alberta, Canada; William Dunn, Dalton City; Mrs.
Margaret Tomlinson and James Dunn, Macon; Paul Dunn, Mr. Zion; and Marie Dunn,
Decatur. Also he leaves his brothers, Edward Dunn, Decatur and William
Dunn, Guthrie, Okla; and one sister, Mrs. Edward Hogan, Decatur. The body
was taken to the rooms of Moran & Sons. The time of the funeral has
not been determined."
Decatur Daily Review, April 23, 1922:
"Peter Dunn, 66, dies suddenly, stricken with Apoplexy
Saturday Evening. Peter Dunn, aged sixty-six years, died suddenly at his
home, 855 north Edward street, Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock following a stroke
of apoplexy with which he was stricken as he was taking some groceries out of
his car at about 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Dunn had been to the business section twice during the
day and was apparently in his usual excellent health. He was found beside
his car at the garage by members of the family about five o'clock and he died
about three hours later. Lived near Mt. Zion. Mr. Dunn was
very well known in Macon county where he was born and where he had lived all of
his life, most of it near Mt. Zion where farmed until about five years ago when
he retired, coming to Decatur to make his home.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters and three sons.
The children are Mrs. Anna Kinney of Canada, Mrs. Margaret Tomlinson of Macon,
William of Dalton City, James of Macon, Paul of Mt. Zion and Miss Marie Dunn of
Decatur. He left two brothers, William of Guthrie, Okla and Edward of
Decatur, and a sister Mrs. Edward Hogan of Decatur. Mr. Dunn was a member
of St. Patrick's Catholic church and also of the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from relatives at a distance."
"The funeral of Peter Dunn was held at 9 o'clock Tuesday
morning at St. Patrick's Catholic church. It was one of the largest
funerals held recently in that church. The church was filled with friends.
High mass was celebrated by Rev. Father J. Murphy. The music was furnished
by a quartet composed of Mrs. Ed Hayes, Miss Alberta Condell, Dr. John Hayes and
Frank Myer, Jr. Professor William Nees was the accompanist.
There were many beautiful floral tributes in charge of Miss
Aimee Dunn, Gertrude Nolan, Helen Tomlinson, Irma Dunn, Nelle McGowan, Mae
Tomlinson, Aileen Dunn, Melba Dunn and Mary McGuire.
The pallbearers were Thomas McGowan, Frank Mooney, Dan
Kinney, P. J. McGuire, P. W. Finn, James Thorpe, Judd Traughber and Albert
Trierweiler, Sr. The interment was in Calvary cemetery."
Decatur Daily Review, October 20, 1925, page 20:
Mrs. Mary Dunn, widow of Peter Dunn, died at St. Mary's
hospital Monday afternoon. She was sixty-eight years old last June.
Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mrs. Dunn's maiden
name was Mary Nolan. She was born in Macon county, June 6, 1857, and had
lived in or near Decatur all her life. Since the death of her husband in
1922, she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. John Moriarity, 437 South
Fairview avenue. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. W. Kinney of Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Margaret Tomlinson of Macon, Mrs. John
Moriarity of Decatur, James Dunn of Decatur, Paul Dunn of Macon and William Dunn
of Dalton City. There are twenty-four grandchildren. She also leaves
a sister, Mrs. Catherine Shields of Decatur, and three brothers, P. F. Nolan,
now in New Mexico, R. Nolan, now in Iowa, and M. T. Nolan of Macon. The
body was removed to the Moran & Sons undertaking establishment and prepared
Margaret Dunn Tomlinson:
daughter of Peter Dunn & Mary Nolan Dunn.
Decatur Herald: Wed Feb 3, 1909
Mt. Zion Couple United At Nuptial High Mass
The marriage of John Tomlinson of Macon and Miss Margaret Dunn of Mt. Zion was
celebrated at 9 oclock yesterday morning at St. Patrick;s Roman Catholic
church. Rev Father Murphy, rector of the church, officiating. Nuptial High Mass
was celebrated. Miss Ella Tomlinson, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor
and the best man was Charles Hogan. The bride wore a beautiful gown of lansdowne.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party went to the home of the brides
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dunn in Mt. Zion where a wedding dinner was served.
There were many out of town guests at both the wedding and at the dinner which
was served by Mrs. Margaret Love of this city. Following a trip through Alabama,
Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson will reside at their farm east of Macon.
Decatur Herald: Wed., April 1, 1959.
J. B. Tomlinson Dies. Retired Macon Farmer leaves 13 children, 50
Requiem High Mass for J. B. Tomlinson, 75, of Macon will be held at 10 am
Thursday in the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Macon. Burial will be in the
The rosary will be recited at 8 pm today in the Ater Memorial Home , Macon.
Friends may call at the memorial home after 5 pm today.
Mr. Tomlinson died at 8:25 am yesterday in St. Marys hospital after an
illness of one week. Mr. Tomlinson was a retired farmer and a member of the
Alter Society of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Macon. He was born in Macon on
March 20, 1884, a son of Thomas W. and Mary Ellen Bradley Tomlinson. He married
Margaret Dunn on Feb 2, 1909. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary last
He leaves his wife, six sons, John B., James W., Robert and Charles all of
Macon. Wayne F. of Decatur, Lloyd of Hoopertown, seven daughters; Mrs. Helen
Young of St Louis, Mo., Mrs. May Ellen Bowman and Mrs. Pauline Harpstrite of
Decatur, Mrs. Anna Louise Collins and Mrs. Elizabeth Jesse of Macon, Mrs. Rita
Foreman of Odinville, Ala, Mrs. Lois Falconer of Los Angeles Calif, two
brothers, Frank and T. W. both of Macon; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Hogan and Mrs.
Agnes Riley of Macon, Miss Rachael Tomlinson of Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Mary
Riley of Assumption and 50 grandchildren. one son preceded him in death.
Decatur Herald & Review: Nov. 29, 1988
Mrs. Raymond (Helen Tomlinson) Young, 78, of St. Ann, Mo., formerly of Macon
died Sunday (Nov 27, 1988) in her home. Services will be in St. Ann.
Arrangements are by Colliers Funeral Home, St. Ann. Burial will be in ST.
Louis. Mrs Young was born in Macon, the daughter of John and Margaret Tomlinson.
She married Raymond Young. he died in 1981. Surviving are her sons, Jerry and
Gregory, both of St. Ann; daughters, Betty Goihler and Jean Young, both of St.
Ann; brothers John Tomlinson of Ashville, N. C.; Wayne Tomlinson of Warfordsburg,
Pa, Lloyd Tomlinson of Orland Park, Charles Tomlinson of Cowden, James and
Robert, both of Macon. sisters Elizabeth Jesse of Macon, Paauline Harpstrite of
Decatur, Ann Collins of Bethany, Rita Forman of Odenville, Ala., Lois Falconer
of Westminister, Calif. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Katherine Kilkerry Dunn:
daughter in law of William & Anna Dunn
Decatur Review: Wednesday, April 16, 1958
Mrs. Katherine I. Dunn, formerly of
545 W. William St. died at 2 am today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. J.
Gallivan, 540 Culpepper Rd. Lexington, Ky., where she made her home since last
June. Mrs. Dunn was born in St. Louis, Mo., a daughter of Patrick and Mary
Kilkerry. She was married to Edward F. Dunn on April 27, 1899 in
the old St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He died on Jan 19, 1940. Mr.
Dunn was a Decatur hotel man for many years and for 32 years was part owner of
the old Kraft Hotel.
Mrs. Dunn was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Sunnyside Group,
the Decatur Club, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Alter Society of St.
Patrick's Church, and for 35 years was a member of the board of directors of the
Anna B. Millikin Home. Mrs. Dunn leaves a son, Raymond, Tuscola, two
daughters, Mrs. Irma Gallivan of Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Melba Beggs of
Decatur, nine grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. One son,
Harold, died in 1943.
Requiem high Mass will be at 9 am Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church,
with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the J. J. Moran &
Sons Funeral Home after 10 am Friday.
Decatur Daily: Saturday,
August 16, 1930
Irma Dunn and Gerald
Gallivan Wed in Church. Breakfast for Thirty-Six follows Morning Ceremony.
Miss Irma Dunn and Gerald J. Gallivan of Urbana were united in marriage in a
pretty ceremony Saturday morning at 8 o"clock in St. Patrick's Catholic
church. Rev. Jerimiah Murphy performed the ceremony before the alter,
which was decorated with baskets of peach colored gladioli, palms and
ferns. The bride's sister, Mrs. David W. Beggs, Jr., of Chicago was her
only attendant. David W. Beggs, Jr. was best man. Ushers were
Raymond Dunn and Harold Dunn, brothers of the bride. The bride entered on
the arm of her father, Edward F. Dunn to organ music furnished by
Professor William Nees. Mrs. Edward Hayes sang "Ava Maria".
The bride wore a pretty ankle length dress of shell pink net and a horsehair
braid hat of the same shade, pink crepe slippers and hosiery. Her bouquet
was of lilies of the valley and orchids. The bridesmaid was dressed in an
ankle length flesh colored chiffon dress, with hat, slippers and hosiery similar
top the brides. Her bouquet was of sweet heart roses and baby's breath.
Following the ceremony, a three course wedding breakfast was served to
thirty-six members of the family in Sunnyside. The guests were seated at
one long table. Mr. and Mrs. Galivan left on a motor trip through the east
and Canada. The bride's going away costume was black and white bouelette
with accessories to match.
Mrs. Gallivan is a graduate of the University of Illinois where she is a member
of Theta Phi Alpha sorority. She has been teaching English in the
Roosevelt Junior High school. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
F. Dunn, 110 Cobb avenue.
Mr. Gallivan is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he is a member of
Phi Kappa Tau, social fraternity and Tri Alpha, legal fraternity. He is in
the real estate business in Champaign and Urbana.
Harold F. Dunn: son of
Edward and Katherine Kilkeary Dunn.
Tuesday, May 4, 1943.
"The body of Harold F. Dunn, 41, former Decatur resident who was killed in
Los Angeles, Calif., Monday morning will arrive in Decatur Friday night.
He was killed when run down by a street car on his way to work at the Interstate
Aircraft and Engineering Corp. Although funeral arrangements are
incomplete, the funeral services will be held in St. Patrick's Catholic church
where requiem high mass will be celebrated.
Mr. Dunn was born in East St. Louis, March 29, 1902, and lived in Decatur most
of his life. he was the son of Edward F. and Katherine Kilkeary
Dunn. He attended St. Patrick's school and graduated from Decatur high
school, where he was an outstanding athlete. He was also widely known in
YMCA swimming circles. His father, who operated the Kraft hotel with an
uncle Thomas McGowen and the late George W. Kraft, died in 1940.
Before leaving Decatur to take the position in California he was connected with
the purchasing departments of the A. E. Staley Mfg. Co. and Leader Iron
Works. He was married to Helen Connelly in Decatur. his wife, two
children, Katherine and Jeanne, survive, along with mother, Mrs. Katherine Dunn,
747 West North street; a brother, Corp. Raymond E. Dunn, Savannah Proving
Grounds, Ill; two sisters, Mrs. David Beggs, Jr., Mrs. Gerald Gallivan,
Louisville, Ky., and an uncle, Thomas McGowen, Decatur."
Thursday, May 6, 1943.
"The body of Harold F. Dunn, who was killed last Monday morning in Los
Angeles, Calif. will arrive in Decatur Saturday noon. Funeral services
will be held at 9 am Monday in St. Patrick's Catholic church with burial in
Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at Moran & Sons funeral home after
1:30 pm Saturday."
Helen C. Dunn, wife of
Harold F. Dunn.
Decatur Daily Review, Friday, January 12, 1979.
"Helen C. Dunn, 75, of 164 N.
Dennis Ave. died 10:30 pm Wednesday (Jan. 10, 1979) in St. Mary's
Hospital. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 am Saturday in St. James
Catholic Church. Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm Friday in J. J. Moran &
Sons Funeral Home with 7 pm wake service. Burial will be in Calvary
Cemetery. memorials St. Mary's Hospital Centennial Fund, Helen C. Dunn
Mrs. Dunn was born in Decatur, daughter of Charles A. and Caroline
Connelly. She had been employed as a bond teller at Millikin National
Bank. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club,
Macon County Farm Bureau, Decatur Club, St. James Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth
Sodality and St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary and a charter member of the Decatur
Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. She married Harold F.
Dunn. He died in 1943.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Robert F. (Jeanne) Gasvoda of Western Springs;
Mrs. Richard H. (Katherine) Daugherty Jr. of Sanford, Fla.; brother Clarence S.
Connelly of Moweaqua; sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Dorothy) Nalefski and Caroline
Connelly, both of Decatur; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded her in death."
William P. Dunn, grandson of William &
Anna Dempsey Dunn:
Decatur Herald: May 4,
1963: William P. Dunn Rites to be Tuesday:
Graveside services for William P. Dunn will be 10:30 am Tuesday in Calvary
Cemetery with Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in charge of the
arrangements. Mr. Dunn, 77, of 133 1/2 E. Prairie Ave., was found dead
about 7:30 am yesterday in his home. Mr. Dunn, a farmer, lived in Decatur
about ten years. He was born May 6, 1885, near Macon, the son of Peter and
Mary Nolan Dunn.
He married Dorothea Vollmer in Macon. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ben
(Mary) Harshbarger of Decatur, and Dorothy Dunn of California, and two sons, Roy
and Linn, both of Decatur, one brother, James Edward Dunn, Decatur. A son,
Leo, preceded him in death.
Grace Dunn Hagen: grand-daughter of William and Anna Dempsey
(dau) of James Dunn and Mary Grace Dunn-James is son of
Wm. & Anna Dempsey
Decatur Herald: Mon. June 15, 1964.
Mrs. Charles L. Hagen
Mrs. Grace Hagen, 71, of 1955 N. Church St. died at 2:30 pm yesterday at St.
Marys Hospital after a long illness. She retired 14 years ago as a deputy
clerk in the county clerks office. She was a member of the St. Thomas
Catholic Church and was a life long Decatur resident.
Mrs. Hagen was born June 7, 1893 in Decatur, the daughter of James and Mary
Ann Grace Dunn. On Feb 1, 1921, she married Charles L. Hagen in Decatur. Survivors
include her husband, a son, Robert Hagen, a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Lou)
Enloe and three grandchildren all of Decatur. Two brothers preceded her in
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Other arrangements are incomplete. The
body is at the J. J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home.