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Belle VanArsdale Dunn
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Birth: 1865
Death: Jan. 7, 1915
Wilmore
Jessamine County
Kentucky, USA

SEMI-WEEKLY INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KY., FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1883
Page 3
Dunn - VanArsdale - An elopement is always the subject of much curious comment, the more so when the actress in the little drama is no less than a sweet little pupil of a College. The very close manner in which she and her confidantes had kept her secret too, was the occasion for more comment and when the Courier-Journal had a telegram that a Mr. Dunn, of Richmond, and a Miss Farnsdall had run off and become man and wife but few could believe it was intended for Mr. A. C. Dunn and Miss Belle VanArsdale, of the Stanford Female College, and daughter of our venerable townsman, B. VanArsdale, Esq. But it turned out to be too utterly too true for the Covington Commonwealth, the same evening told the story and gave names that left no room for a peradventure. The story is about as follows: Mr. Dunn has a pretty sister, Miss Nannie, who also attends College here, and she and Miss Belle are great cronies, besides being prominent officials in the society known by the cabalisitc characters of "P. G. R." Last summer Miss Nannie induced Miss Belle to spend the vacation with her and in the long balmy afternoons of a pleasant July, the pretty black eyes, which lighted up a handsome face, did the work for young Mr. Dunn, and his winning manners as the sequel shows, to use a slang expression of which no one should ever be quilty, "kinder got away with the young lady's affections also." Last Sunday was Easter, and Miss Nannie, who was in the conspiracy, and who was going home then, would hear of nothing but that her dear friend Miss Belle, should go too. Mrs. Trueheart rather dissented, but when Mr. VanArsdale gave his consent, she yielded and the sweet little tricksters took the train for Richmond, laughing in their sleeves at the way they had "pulled the wool" over the eyes of "the old folks." The rest of the story was told at the beginning. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn (as it reads now) fixed up their arrangements and a gentleman friend and Miss Nannie, stole off with the happy couple, where they could marry and have no one to make them afraid. And thus endeth the first chapter. May their lives be always as happy as now and may they never regret that they went against the wishes of those, who think they know what is best for them.

THE INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1915
Page 1
The remains of Mrs. A. C. Dunn were brought here from Wilmore and laid to rest in the Buffalo Springs cemetery at 1:30 Sunday afternoon beside the body of her father, Mr. Barney VanArsdale. Rev. C. H. Greer, of this place, offered an appropriate prayer at the grave and remarks were made by Rev. Andrew Jackson, of Wilmore. Two favorite songs of the deceased were sung, after which the body was laid away to await the resurrection morn. Besides her husband Mrs. Dunn leaves four children, Will, Lucien and Charley Dunn and a daughter, Miss Nancy Lee Dunn, all of whom were present at the burial. Two children who preceded her lie buried in the cemetery at Hustonville. Mrs. Dunn was 49 years old and had for many years been a consistent member of the Methodist church. She graduated from Stanford Female College here 20-odd years ago and a short while afterwards was married to the man whose cup of sorrow is full to overflowing. May he and the motherless children be given strength to bear their loss and to some day feel that their loss is her eternal gain.
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KENTUCKY DEATH RECORDS
Bell V. Dunn
Age: 50
Place of death: Jessamine
Date of death: 1 - 7 - 1915
Certificate: 01763 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Barney VanArsdale (1805 - 1892)
  Eliza Jane Briggs VanArsdale (1810 - 1861)
 
 Children:
  Charles H Dunn (1894 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sallie VanArsdale Engleman (1840 - 1863)*
  Benjamin VanArsdale (1842 - 1842)*
  Ann Mariah VanArsdale (1843 - 1845)*
  Annie VanArsdale Craig (1846 - 1880)*
  Isabella VanArsdale (1847 - 1848)*
  Belle VanArsdale Dunn (1865 - 1915)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Stanford
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106802433
 


- Joyce Tinsley
 Added: Mar. 16, 2013
 
 
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