|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1884|
|Death: ||May 26, 1933|
*Daniel and Amanda had 5 Children:
Baby Boy Dunlap
Clair Kinter Dunlap
Martha J. "Marty" Dunlap Baker
Della Marie Dunlap Harmon
Warren Edwin Dunlap
Daniel L. Dunlap
Daniel L. Dunlap, 49, prominent Black Lick Township farmer, was killed instantly and a farmhand with whom he had taken refuge under a tree on the Dunlap farm near Black Lick was rendered unconscious when a lightning bolt ripped into the tree.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Amanda Dunlap, two sons Clair and Warren Dunlap and two daughters, Martha and Della Dunlap all at home. His mother, Mrs. Mattie Dunlap, of Blairsville; six brothers, Frank, James and Edward Dunlap all of Derry township, Westmoreland County near Blairsville; Elmer Dunlap, Blairsville; Nolan Dunlap, Latrobe and Gilbert Dunlap of Derry; a sister, Mrs. Della Mcklveen of Greensburg.
*Published in The Indiana Evening Gazette, May 27, 1933.
Youth and Middle-Aged Man Lost Lives While at Work in Fields
Both Victims, Killed About Same Hour in Violent Electrical Storms in Two Widely Separated Districts in County- Young Farmhand and Horses Killed in Open Field in Canoe Township-Farmer Met Death Near Blacklick While Under Tree.
Two county residents, Daniel LeRoy Dunlap, aged 48 years, a prominent farmer of Blacklick Township, and Wilson Henry, aged 19 years, a Canoe Township farmhand, were instantly killed by lightning about the same hour on Friday afternoon when they were caught while at work in the fields during two severe electrical storms, which swept two widely separated districts in the County. Funeral services were held on Monday for both victims.
Daniel LeRoy Dunlap was instantly killed when he was struck by an electric bolt as he stood beneath a tree, where he sought shelter from the storm. When the storm suddenly broke, he was repairing wire fences in the fields on his farm in Blacklick Township, near Blacklick. Irwin Horrell aged 60, a neighbor who was with Dunlap, was badly shocked by the electric bolt. He was rendered unconscious, but recovered within a short time. It is said that Dunlap was holding an iron bar in his hand when he was hit by the bolt.
The deceased, who was a son of the late Daniel Dunlap, was born near Blairsville in Derry Township, September 8, 1884, but had been a resident of Blacklick for many years. He was one of the substantial residents and farmers of that community. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Martha Dunlap, and his widow, Mrs. Amanda Dunlap and four children, Della, Martha, Claire and Warren, all at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Della McKlveen of Greensburg, and six brothers, Nolan Dunlap of Blairsville; Frank, James and Edwin of near Blairsville; Nolan of Latrobe; and Gilbert of Derry.
The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Dunlap Home by Rev. W.H. Nickolson, pastor of the Blacklick Presbyterian Church, and interment followed in the Blairsville Cemetery.
*Published in the Indiana Progress, May 31, 1933.
*Link to Wilson Henry, the young Farmer who died on the same day as Daniel.
Daniel Dunlap (1844 - 1909)
Martha J. Elwood Dunlap (1848 - 1941)
Amanda Duella Kinter Dunlap (1889 - 1968)*
Baby Boy Dunlap (1911 - 1911)*
Clair Kinter Dunlap (1913 - 1977)*
Martha Jane Dunlap Baker (1915 - 2009)*
Della Marie Dunlap Harmon (1918 - 2011)*
Warren Edwin Dunlap (1924 - 2003)*
Franklin Warren Dunlap (1871 - 1949)*
James B. Dunlap (1872 - 1965)*
Harry Sloan Dunlap (1874 - 1874)*
Thomas Bird Dunlap (1875 - 1889)*
Edwin David Dunlap (1876 - 1946)*
Della Agnes Dunlap McKlveen (1880 - 1963)*
Lewis Nolan Dunlap (1882 - 1976)*
Daniel LeRoy Dunlap (1884 - 1933)
Elmer R. Dunlap (1887 - 1954)*
Gilbert Hall Dunlap (1890 - 1977)*
Note: Headstone is in great shape.
Maintained by: Rebecca Dunlap
Originally Created by: Max
Record added: May 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69986867