|Birth: ||Jul., 1845|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr., 1911, USA|
Edward Elijah Dunham was born in July 1845 in Corning, Stuben County NY.
On May 24,1861 at the young age of 15 he was living in Geneva, Kane County, Illinois and mustered in as a Private in Company B, 13th Illinois Regiment US Infantry in Dixon, Illinois, joined by D R Bushnell. He mustered out on June 18, 1864 in Springfield, Illinois. He must of mustered in again because he mustered out by Lt. Carter on November 2, 1870.
He married Florence (Frankie) Huff in Kane County, Illinois on August 10, 1871.
They were parents of Herman Everett Dunham who later married Elizabeth Bell Fishburn in Arapahoe County Colorado in 1895.
The US Census of 1900 states he was widowed, and living with son Herman who was listed head of household, daughter in-law Elizabeth, and grandson Everett Fishburn Dunham in Golden, Colorado.
On August 21, 1905 The Denver Post ran a story of Edward. It said he was being taken into custody (the day before) by Sheriff Baum. It also stated Edward thought he was "The Avenging Angel of God" and wanted to be "An Angel to the Throne". It also said that Edward was an old soldier, and
at one time worked as a Tramway Motorman. He was admitted to the Colorado State Insane Asylum and lived out his remaining days there.
He may of died on or around March 28th, 1911, and funeral on or around the 29th for on March 30, 1911 a "card of thanks" in the Denver Post thanked the GAR for assisting in the ceremonies and funeral for Edward.
Scott Braddy originally found his burial site along with several thousand others there and entered the information and pictures of the grave markers if they existed in "Find A Grave". Information was later supplied a few years later by his relative "Kimberly J-Everett, WA" She was so thankful to find the location of Edwards burial in Riverside Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.He is buried in GAR Veterans section 27. Most of the several hundred graves in section 27 are Union veterans of the Civil War.
Maintained by: Kimberly Johnson
Originally Created by: Scott Braddy
Record added: May 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26988335
I'm glad your reunited with family. This is part of why I do this. It's rewarding this way and feels right.|
Added: Dec. 28, 2011
Hello again Mr. Edward Elijah Dunham. I have recently found more information on you and your life. I am so sorry to hear that you lived your remaining days out in the Colorado State Insane Asylum. You died in April of 1911. You were admitted to the hospit...(Read more)|
Kimberly J-Everett, WA
Added: Dec. 28, 2011
Time to reflect and appreciate your service and sacrifice for our freedoms today. A special remembrance from Remember When.|
Added: Jun. 9, 2010
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