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Lanier Dunn
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1893
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1910, Canada

Although cemetery records indicate she is buried in Lot 417 contributor David McInturff discovered she and her parents are actually in Lot 415 after checking with the Oak Hill Cemetery office.

The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 28, 1910
Died To Save Friends
Miss Lanier Dunn Drowned in Canada Lake
Swims From Capsized Boat
Craft Unable to Support Weight of Victims of Accident and Virginia Girl, to Lighten Burden, Strikes Out for Shore, but Strength Fails and She Sinks
Popular in Society Set Here
In what her relatives believe was an attempt to save the lives of others, Miss Lanier Dunn, the 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lanier Dunn of Hot Spring, Virginia was drowned last Sunday when a boat in which she and several other young people were sailing on a lake near North Hatley, Canada capsized. Lieutenant Colonel G.W. Dunn, United States Army of this city, an uncle of the girl, yesterday received a telegram telling of the tragedy in which it was said that the girl, who was a strong swimmer had attempted to reach shore after the accident. It was believed the capsized boat could not sustain all of the persons in the water and Miss Dunn, to lighten the burden of the boat started for shore. Overestimating her strength she sank before she reached the bank. No further details of the accident were given in the telegram.

Spent Summer in Canada
Miss Dunn had been spending the summer in Canada with her parents and her brother, William McKee Dunn and was to have returned to Washington in October. She was well known among the younger society people of Washington, but had not made her formal debut. Her beauty, charm and accomplishments, however, had made her popular. She had attended school in this city and her family had formerly resided here.

While details will be lacking until the parents of Miss Dunn are heard from, Lieutenant Colonel Dunn said last night that funeral services would probably be held at the residence of Mrs. David R. McKee, 1753 Rhode Island Avenue and that interment probably would be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lanier Dunn (1851 - 1915)
  Harriet Hildreth Heard Dunn (1856 - 1936)
 
 Siblings:
  William McKee Dunn (1883 - 1973)*
  Elisabeth Lanier Dunn Buford (1884 - 1980)*
  Hildreth Dunn Scott (1885 - 1970)*
  Lanier Dunn (1893 - 1910)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Joyce, Lot 415 East.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Oct 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43651784
Lanier Dunn
Added by: David McInturff
 
Lanier Dunn
Added by: David McInturff
 
Lanier Dunn
Added by: David McInturff
 
 
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 Added: Mar. 25, 2012

- SLGMSD
 Added: Oct. 4, 2011
 
 
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