The Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
DEATH of DAY DUNNING
The remains of
Day DUNNING, a former Mount Ayr resident, and well known over Ringgold county was brought to Mount Ayr
Saturday night from Parsons, Kans. and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the Methodist church,
conducted by his former pastor Rev. Wm. THOMPSON, of Davis City [Decatur Co. IA]. Mr. DUNNING's death was caused
from blood poisoning, by getting his hand cut on the bark of a rotted log, and long with the blood posioning lock-jaw
set in which caused his death. Everything possible was done at the hospital at Parson, Kans., where he was taken to
check the trouble, but it failed to have effect.
Day DUNNING was born in Cass county, Mich., Oct. 15, 1849. He was the
third son of Barton B. and S. L. (STYLES) (sic) DUNNING.
In the spring of 1855 the family came to Ringgold County,
and his father was one of the first men to enter business and assist in establishing and laying out the town of
Day DUNNING received his education in the county and town schools and followed farming, but later went
into the mercantile business with Andrew INGRAM, the firm name being Ingram and Dunning, when this firm after a
five year's business carrer, sold the business.
Mr. DUNNING was maraied (sic) in the year of 1870 to Miss Paroda
KELLER, daughter of Judge I. W. KELLER.
To Mr. and Mrs. DUNNING there was born one of the largest families in the
county, thirteen in all, whose names and addresses are as follows; - Clyde DUNNING of Mitchell South Dakota, Arthur
DUNNING of Minneapolis; Laura McCOY of Indianola, Iowa; Dr. Watler Lysle (sic) DUNNING of Ottumwa; Ethel JUDSON,
Redfield, Iowa, Charles DUNNING, [rest of obituary is missing]
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.
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