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David Maxwell Dunn
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1818
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1889
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Lieut. Colonel, 29th Indiana Infantry, Mexican War and Civil War

There is a cenotaph for him in the Ninth Street Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana.

He attended Hanover College, located in Hanover, Indiana and graduated with an A.M. degree in 1830. He was elected to the Indiana State House of Representatives in 1855. He was a Director of the Logansport and Pacific Railroad and a Trustee of the Wabash and Erie Canal form 1865 to 1867.

In 1846, he joined 1st Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers and fought in the Mexican War, where he was promoted to Second Lieutenant.

During the Civil War he joined the 9th Regiment Indiana Volunteers as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1871 he was appointed United States Consul to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island where he served for 12 years and in 1883 as United States Consul to Valparaiso, Peru.

The Evening Star Friday, August 23, 1889
The Funeral of Colonel David N. Dunn
The funeral of Colonel David N. Dunn was held yesterday at his late residence and was largely attended. Rev. Dr. Pitzer officiated and the interment was at Oak Hill. The deceased was a brother of the late General William McKee Dunn and was for a long time in the consular service. He was born in Indiana in 1818 and served both in the Mexican War and the late war. He leaves three daughters, all of whom are unmarried.

The Evening Star Wednesday, August 21, 1889
Died
Dunn. At 10:10PM August 20, 1889, Colonel David M. Dunn (brother of the late William McKee Dunn), in the seventy-first year of his age.

Funeral at 4PM Thursday, from his residence, No. 935 P Street Northwest. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Williamson Dunn (1781 - 1854)
  Miriam Wilson Dunn (1791 - 1827)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Purviance Dunn (1831 - 1890)
 
 Children:
  Mary Howard Dunn (1851 - 1925)*
  James Williamson Dunn (1853 - 1892)*
  Henrietta Purviance Dunn (1855 - 1911)*
  Ellen McClay Dunn (1857 - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Campbell Dunn (1809 - 1881)*
  Mary Ellen Dunn Spear (1812 - 1888)*
  William McKee Dunn (1814 - 1887)*
  David Maxwell Dunn (1818 - 1889)
  Thomas Searle Dunn (1822 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Rock Creek, Lot 452 East.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54816201
David Maxwell Dunn
Added by: David McInturff
 
David Maxwell Dunn
Added by: David McInturff
 
David Maxwell Dunn
Added by: David McInturff
 
 
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- SLGMSD
 Added: May. 29, 2014
Canawler at Rest - The Hoosier Packet May 2012Trustee 1865-67 Wabash & Erie Canal
- Robert Schmidt
 Added: Mar. 18, 2012
 
 
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