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Fred S. Dunham
Born December 19, 1832
FRED. S. DUNHAM, of the firm of Dunham & Luchhardt, wholesale and retail dealers in hardware, iron and tinners' stock, Monticello; is a native of Hartford, Conn., and was born December 19, 1832; his parents removed to Pennsylvania in 1833, and, in 1844, they came west to Iowa, and located in Jackson Co., at Maquoketa; Fred grew up to manhood and received his education there; he was engaged in mercantile business at Maquoketa with Hon. P. Mitchell, and, afterward, with Mr. McCloy, the firm being McCloy & Dunharn; upon the breaking-out of the rebellion, he enlisted in the 2d I.V.C, and was mustered into the service July 24, 1861, and he was commissioned Lieutenant Co. L; among the battles which he participated in, was Corinth, Iuka, battle of Franklin, and many others; he had two horses shot under him; he was promoted to Captain and commanded Co. L; remained in the service three and a half years. After his return, he came to Monticello and established his present business, and has built up a large and extensive trade. In 1857, he was united in marriage to Miss Phoebe McCloy, daughter of Joseph McCloy. Esq., of Maquoketa, one of the earliest settlers of Iowa; they have three children—Carrie, now Mrs. Mark W. Dunham, of Du Page Co., Ill.; Nellie and Imogene, at home.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 666.


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