|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1824|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1918|
Eveline Guthrie, daughter of Alfred, was born in Sacket's Harbor, N.Y., June 26, 1824. She removed with her parents to Chicago, in 1845, where she married William M. Dunn, September 12, 1852. He was born in Meadville, Crawford Co., Pa, October 29, 1823. His parents removed to Illinois in 1835, settling in Geneva, Kane Co. The next Spring, he accompanied his brother, Dr. James Anson Dunn (who had previously graduated from Yale College) to Buffalo, N.Y. to attend school. He settled in Chicago in 1845, where he was elected assistant city collector in 1859; and was twice elected street commisioner in 1858, and again in 1860. He was appointed postal agent, between Chicago and Milwaukee, which position he resigned to enter the quarter master's department as captain of the government dispatch boat "Dime" stationed at Natchez, Miss. He laid down his life on the altar of freedom, leaving his wife with four little children, the only son, William, being two years of age at the time. Soon after her husband's death, she, with her brothers, engaged in the ice business, under the firm name of O. & W. Guthrie Ice Company. She so managed her estate, as to enable her to maintain a comfortable, peaceful and happy home. The beauty and strength of her character is acknowledged by all who know her. When we, her children, look back upon our childhood days, we need not say how highly we prize the great blessing bestowed upon us in having such a sweet and gentle mother; never hearing her speak an unkind word to anyone; having a cheerful and happy disposition, rearing her children with gentleness and love, and enabling us to say, as our grandfather said of his youth, we have had a "joyous and happy youth." She made it a rule never to have her children leave home for school in an unhappy frame of mind; and on their return, to greet them with a smile. On retiring at night, no unnecessary tear ever dimmed their eyes. Her children can truly say "if all mothers were like our mother, there would be no unnecessary heartaches in the world."
Records of the Guthrie Family, of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Virginia, with ancestry of those who have intermarried with the family. 1898, Dunn, Harriet Nancy and Dunn, Eveline Guthrie.
William M. Dunn (1823 - 1864)
Evelyn Guthrie Dunn (1859 - 1916)*
William H. Dunn (1861 - 1949)*
Plot: Section “B” Lots 423 & 424, unmarked
Created by: Kathleen B
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
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