Joseph A. Dunhan (1836-1911)
JOSEPH A. DUNHAM
All Lebanon was shocked Monday night when it was announced that Joseph
A. Dunham, prominent citizen and Civil War veteran had suddenly passed
to his reward. He had been on the streets a few hours before chatting
and talking with friends in his usual pleasant manner.
Mrs. Dunham had been aiding the W.R.C. in serving the business men’s
banquet and returning home found her husband sitting before the fire in
his arm chair apparently asleep. She attempted to arouse him and then
discovered that he was dead. Death was due to heart trouble.
Mr. Dunham was 74 years of age and he and his companion had lived in Lebanon
for the past eight years returning from Norwood. They had been married
47 years and to them three children were born: George H., of Harrisburg,
Pa.; Lulu, now Mrs. Samuel Bickerstaff, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Anna, now
Mrs. Theodore Newhouse, of Norwood.
When Lincoln called for volunteers for the Rebellion Mr. Dunham was among
the first to enlist going to the front with the “Burgess
Sharp Shooters” and remaining in active service during the entire
conflict. There was no more loyal supporter of the flag than Mr. Dunham
who was an energetic and enthusiastic member of the Granville Thurston
Post, G. A. R.
Mr. Dunham was a man who was ever the same to all acquaintances. His sunny
and amiable disposition won a firm place in the hearts of his many friends
who join the stricken family in sympathies. Funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the West Baptist church.
A. Dunham," obituary, The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio),
March 9, 1911
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren
County Genealogical Society,
Arne H Trelvik
30 August 2010