Obit: Dunn, Gordon A. (1865 - 1933)
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Surnames: Dunn, Duncanson, Cortright, Cadby, Weaver, Vaughan
----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, WI) 2/4/1933
Dunn, Gordon (Mar. 15,1865 - Jan. 28, 1933)
Gordon A. Dunn, a prominent citizen of Garden Valley and Alma Center for many years, expired suddenly Saturday night, January 28, 1933, at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 13 days.
Mr. Dunn had suffered of heart trouble the past five or six years. He had consulted specialists at the Mayo clinic and other physcians, but received no encouragement as to permanent relief. He suffered numerous attacks but came through them safely, and in the meantime would enjoy fair health and be able to attend to his business and farming interests as usual.
He spent Saturday evening over town. Mrs. Dunn attending a party at one of the neighbors. He went home about 10 o'clock and apparently was about to unlock the door when another heart attack came and he passed away instantly. Mrs. Dunn came home a little later and found him lying as he had fallen Dr. Griswold was summoned, and upon examination he found that death had occurred probably before he fell to the porch.
The news of his death came as a great shock to his friends as well as to his family and relatives.
The funeral rites were held under Masonic auspices at the Methodist church at Alma Center Tuesday afternoon. Merrillan lodge of Masons, of which he was a member, being in charge. The services were conducted by Rev. E. A. Weaver, of Durand, and Rev. Geo. W. Vaughan. Postmaster John A. Gruber conducted the Masonic ceremonies. The large church was filled by the concourse of friends and not all could gain admission, a fitting testimonial of the high regard in which Mr. Dunn was held by the many who knew him. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Interment was made in East Lawn cemetery.
Mr. dunn ws born in the town of Garden Valley on March 15, 1865, the son of Phillip Erastus and Maria Duncanson Dunn, who were among the pioneer settlers in that part of the county. He attended rural school, and engaged in farming. He was a good farmer and business manager, and he was successful in both.
In 1919 he moved with his family to Alma Center, where he had since resided. He was married on June 1, 1892 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irving McLallen, in the town of Mentor, to Miss Bertha McLallen.
He is survived by his widow and two children, Phillip, of Alma Center and Mrs. Ethel May Cortright, of Indianapolis. One son, Harold Gordon, passed away in 1919. He also leaves two brothers, Oliver, of Superior, and Hallie, of Garden Valley. His only sister, Mrs. Minnie Cadby, preceded him in death.--B.R. Falls Banner Journal.
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