|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1851|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1924|
DR. MILTON A. DUNN
The Caucasian has been advised by one of its friends that Dr. Milton A. Dunn,
born in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, Dec. 8, 1851, departed this life at his
home at Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, at 3 a. m. on Sunday,
November 16, 1924, aged 72 years, 11 months and 8 days.
A sketch of his life is published in the Colfax Chronicle.
Dr. Dunn was the sone of Hon. C. C. and Sarah (Smith) Dunn, both
Mississippians, who grew to maturity and wee married in Lincoln Parish. Dr.
Dunn was the only surviving child by his father's first wife, and his
education was received in the common schools. In 1872-73 he entered the
medical department of the University of Louisiana, and in 1874 graduated from
the University of Louisville, Ky., after which he entered upon his practice in
Montgomery, La., where he continued until 1884, when he moved to Colfax. From
1888 he was coroner of Grant Parish for two years, being elected again on the
Populist ticket in 1896 and serving four years.
He was married in 1874 to Miss Rosa K. Reitzell, of Rapides Parish, who
preceded him in death a number of years. To this union were born three
children who survive their father. They are Miss Maude Dunn of Shreveport;
Frank Dunn of Colfax, and Milton Dunn, Jr., of Melrose. He is also survived
by half brothers and sisters as follows: J. E. and W. H. Dunn of Texas; R. M.
Dunn and Mrs. Eunice Shackelford of Montgomery, La.; Mrs. Edith Gardiner of
Lake Charles and Mrs. Gladys Henderson of Shreveport.
The body of Dr. Dunn was transported from Melrose and was met at the river at
Montgomery by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a member, and by numbers
of his many friends who mourned his death. Both religious and Masonic
services were held and he was placed at rest in the Montgomery cemetery, Rev.
J. O. Bennett having charge of the church services and M. Ferrier of the
Dr. Dunn was a splendid citizen, a gallant Confederate soldier and a gentleman
esteemed by all who knew him.
(The above obituary appeared in the December 5, 1924 Caucasian newspaper,
and a copy was found in the works of Milton Dunn, Jr., at the Watson Memorial
Library, Cammie Henry Archives, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches,
Christopher Columbus Dunn (1831 - 1905)
Rosa K Reitzell Dunn (1854 - 1908)*
Isadora Calhoun Dunn (1868 - 1917)*
Frank R Dunn (1884 - 1937)*
Maud Dunn (1887 - 1968)*
Milton Dunn (1892 - 1930)*
Milton Augustus Dunn (1851 - 1924)
John Alfred Dunn (1860 - 1885)*
Richard Madison Dunn (1873 - 1938)*
Rosa Dunn (1879 - 1883)*
Edith Dunn Gordinier (1885 - 1966)*
Created by: Wylie Blackwell
Record added: Dec 05, 2011
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