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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Henneberry

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Photo of Lizzie & her daughters Vera & Aimee in Dalton City about 1907.

Lizzie Henneberry:  born:  Dec 5, 1869 in Wilmington, IL      Parents:  James & Elizabeth Magner Henneberry.
    died:  March 9, 1960 in Decatur, IL   buried in St. Isidore cemetery
    married Lewis Dunn on Nov 29, 1893 in Sacred Heart Church in Dalton City, IL;  Lizzie was 23 & Lewis was 28.

Lewis Dunn:  born:  July 6, 1865    died:   July 24, 1903 in Dalton City, IL
    buried in St. Isidore cemetery
    parents of Lewis:  Peter Dunn and Mary Dempsey Dunn. 
            More information on the Dunn Family.

King School in 2001
This is where Lizzie taught in 1892.

Interior of school-ladder to belfry.

 From the Bethany Echo:  Friday, July 31, 1903.

Lewis B. Dunn died at his home Friday morning, July 24th of apoplexy, aged 36 years, 11 months and 24 days.  He was born near Warrensburg in 1867.  He was married to Lizzie Henneberry November 29, 1893, and to this union were born three children who survive him.
About three years ago Mr. Dunn purchased some rice land in Louisiana and moved there.   While residing there he contracted malarial fever and never fully recovered.   About a year ago he returned and had been in his usual health until Thursday about midnight when he became quite sick.  He grew worse and died a short time before noon Friday.  A few days before his death, he traded his Louisiana land for a farm near Mt. Zion and some property in Decatur.
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Father McGuire officiating.  The internment was in St. Isidore cemetery.  The floral offerings were beautiful.  J.H. Uppendahl, George Bobbitt, William Hogan, Michael Hogan, William Delahunty and William Kennedy were pall bearers.  The Modern Woodsmen of America attended in a body.

Notes on pall bearers:  John Henry Uppendahl was married to Margaret Henneberry, the daughter of William Henneberry who was Lizzie's uncle.  Lizzie's brother, David Henneberry, was married to Mary Delahunty.   William Delahunty was the brother of Mary.  William and Michael Hogan were brothers.  Michael Hogan married Margaret  Delahunty, the sister of Mary.  William Hogan was married to Kathyrn Fitzgerald, the daughter of Ellen Delahunty who was a sibling of William, Mary and Margaret Delahunty.  Michael and William Hogan's brother, Edmund T. Hogan married Theresa Dunn who was the first cousin of Lewis Dunn.

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Decatur Herald & Review.  Saturday, December 5, 1953.

"Two Observe Birthdays Today.  Mrs. Lizzie Kinney, 354 W. Main St., is observing her 84th birthday today.  It will be a double celebration because her granddaughter, Mrs. Roger ________, 728 W. Wood St., is marking her 23rd birthday today.
    The two will be guests of honor at a family dinner being given by one of Mrs. Kinney's daughters, Mrs. Bernard Witt, 442 W. Prairie Ave.  The other daughter, Mrs. H. M. Knowles makes her home with Mrs. Kinney.  
    The 84 year old woman has lived in Decatur since 1951.  She has four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren."  (Note.  She moved to Decatur in 1915 not 1951).

Decatur Herald & Review.  March 10, 1960.

"Mrs. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kinney, 89, of No. 35 South Side Country Club, died 11:40 am yesterday at 640 W. Main St.  Mrs. Kinney was born Dec. 5, 1870 in Wilmington, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Magner Henneberry.
    She married Lewis Dunn, who preceded her in death.  She then married Daniel Kinney, who died in 1931.
    Mrs. Kinney was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. H. M. Knowles and Mrs. Bernard Witt, both of Decatur; and a brother, Ambrose Henneberry of Chicago.
    Requiem high Mass will be sung at 9 am Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Isidore's Cemetery, near Bethany.  Friends may call after 6 pm  today at the J. J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home."  (Note:  She was born Dec. 5, 1869).

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Children of Lizzie and Lewis

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Homer Dunn:  born: July 2, 1895 in Shelby County, Findlay, IL     died: Adjudicated deceased on March 6, 1939 in the County Court of Macon County, Illinois.


Vera Dunn:  born: Jan 23, 1897 in Findlay, IL     died:  Jan. 16, 1971 in Decatur, IL
    married Bernard Witt on September 8, 1921 at St. Patrick's in Decatur, IL
    Bernard:  born: Dec 12, 1897    Died: July 21, 1965 in Decatur, IL
    Both buried in Calvary Cemetery in Decatur, IL.


Aimee Dunn:  born:  Feb 2, 1901 in Findlay, IL.  
  Baptized in Sacred Heart Church in Dalton City, IL: March 3, 1901.  Aimee Elizabeth Dunne, daughter of Louis Dunne and Elizabeth Hennebery.  Born Feb 2, 1901.  Sponsors:  Edward Kinney and Elizabeth Krump.  Rev. William  J. Mcguire.  
Died:  May 31, 1975 in Decatur, IL.    Buried in St. Isidore Cemetery, Bethany, IL.

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    Vera Dunn Witt

From Decatur Herald & Review.  Sept. 1921:  Marriage of Vera Dunne and Bernard Witt.

"The marriage of Miss Vera Dunne and Bernard Witt took place in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Thursday morning at 7:45 o’clock. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Murphy.  They were attended by Miss Aimee Dunne, sister of the bride and Francis Witt, brother of the bridegroom.

The bride wore a brown Duvet de Laine suit with grey squirrel trimmings and hat and shoes to match. The bridesmaid also wore a brown beaver trimmed suit with corresponding hat and shoes.  The wedding breakfast was served in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Kinney,  354 Main Street. The couple left immediately for Chicago.

During the week a number of parties were given in honor of the bride. Miss Marie Traughber entertained the Octo club in home near Mt. Zion Thursday afternoon. The affiar was a miscellaneous shower.  Mrs. C.F. Kekelsen gave a kitchen shower on Monday evening, entertaining about 20 guests. The evening was spent in hemming and decorating tea towels for the bride.

A variety shower was given on Wednesday evening by Miss Irma Dunn in her home 525 W. Eldorado who entertained three tables of 500 with a two course luncheon.  After their return from Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Witt will be at home to their friends in 717 West Eldorado street."
(note)  Irma Dunn was the daughter of Edward Dunn, a nephew of Vera's father.

Decatur Herald: Mon. Jan 18, 1971Witt

Mrs. Bernard (Vera Marie Dunn) Witt, 73 of 90 Ridge Lane, died at 7:55 pm Saturday in the Macon County Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am Tuesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The J. J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Witt was born in Findlay, a daughter of Louis and Lizzie Henneberry Dunn. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was married to Bernard Witt in Decatur, Sept. 8, 1921. He preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Roger (Shirley) ________ of Decatur and Mrs. James (Maurine) Brown of Peoria, a sister Mrs. Aimee Knowles of Decatur, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family suggests memorials to St. Marys Hospital.

   Maurine Elizabeth Witt, daughter of Bernard and Vera:  Nov. 20, 1923 - Feb. 27, 1997.
Married James W. Brown on Sep. 8, 1945 in St Patrick's Church in Decatur, IL.
James W. Brown;  Aug. 25, 1922 - Nov. 15, 1990.

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Aimee Dunn:  born:  Feb 2, 1901 in Findlay, IL     died:  May 31, 1975 in Decatur, IL
    buried in St. Isidore cemetery.  Aimee was named after her great Aunt, Aimee Magner. 

Decatur Herald & Review. June 1, 1975

Mrs. Aimee (Dunne) Knowles, 75, of South Side County Club Cottage 35 died 10:45 pm Saturday in 1305 W. Main St.  Funeral services will be 9:30 am Tuesday in St. Patricks Catholic Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Monday in J .J. Moran & sons Funeral Home, with 7 pm Wake service. Burial will be in St. Isidore Cemetery, Dalton City.

Mrs. Knowles was born in Findlay, a daughter of Lou and Lizzie Dunne.  She was house mother for Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for five years and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Marilyn) _______ of Decatur; son, Ronald of Fullerton, Calif.; six grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.

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Lizzie married Daniel Kinney on April 6, 1907 in Dalton City, IL;   Lizzie was 37 & Dan was 43.
    Daniel Kinney:  born July 18, 1865 in Oakley, IL.  Died June 27, 1928 in Decatur, IL.  Funeral cost was $543.50 to J.J. Moran & Sons.  Buried in St. Isidore cemetery.
    parents of Daniel:  John Kinney and Mary Bresnan Kinney
    brother of Daniel:  Edward married to Lizzie's sister Emma Henneberry Kinney

1900 Census for Macon County, Milan Township:  ED 62 Vol. 119, Sheet 5, Line 85:
    Louis Dunn born July 1866 age 33; Lizzie born Dec. 1869 age 30; Homer born July 1895 age 4; Vera born Jan. 1897 age 3.  All persons born in Illinois.

1910 Census for Moultrie County, IL 171 0136 0115, Soundex K 500:
    Daniel Kinney age 42, Lizzie age 40, Homer age 14, Vera age 13, Aimee age 9.

David Margaret Emma
Lizzie Agnes Ambrose


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