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Edward Dunn

  • Birth 9 Sep 1836 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1922 District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot R18/145
  • Memorial ID 6633212

Sergeant Major of the USMC, Past Supreme Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias. Married to and buried with wife, Christina "Tena" (nee Susanna S. Christina Marks).



Dunn. At Naval Hospital, Monday, June 5, 1922, 9:35 a.m., Edward Dunn, beloved
husband of Tena Dunn (nee Marks) of 512 8th street s.e. Funeral services
Thursday, June 8, at 8 p.m., from Pythian Temple, where the remains will lie in
state from 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend

Dunn. The members of Franklin Lodge No. 2, Knights of Pythias are earnestly
requested to be present at the funeral of Brother Edward Dunn, past supreme
chancellor, Thursday, June 8, 2 p.m. at Pythian Temple.
H.F. Marshall
Chancellor Commander

Dunn. There will be a special meeting of Rathbone Temple, No. 8, Pythian
Sisters, Wednesday evening, June 7, at 7 o'clock at Pythian Temple to arrange
for the funeral of Brother Edward Dunn.
Kath. M. Baum, M.R.C.

The Evening Star, June 7, 1922
Edward Dunn of K. of P. Order Dies in Hospital
Was Longtime Resident of Washington and Prominent in Local Military Circles
Edward Dunn, past supreme chancellor, Knights of Pythias, died yesterday at the
Naval Hospital, to which he had been removed following a fracture of his hip
several weeks ago. He was 87 years of age, and has been a resident of Washington
for many years, being at one time prominent in local military circles, having
been drillmaster of the Washington Light Infantry and the National Rifles.
His body will lie in state in Pythian Temple tomorrow and the funeral will be
held from there tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be at
Congressional cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Tena Dunn; two sons,
Edward L. Dunn and Charles C. Dunn, and two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Burroughs and
Mrs. Jennie Buell, all of this city.
He was fourth grand chancellor Knights of Pythias, 1866-1867.
Mr. Dunn was born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 9, 1836. He later moved to
Washington, D.C., and became a member of the Knights of Pythias, April 22, 1864,
at the institution of Franklin Lodge, No. 2, in which he has held continuous
membership. On March 9, 1869, the Supreme Lodge created him a past supreme
chancellor for his eminent and efficient services in the early days.
Mr. Dunn received his early education in the United States Marine Corps. He
enlisted November 23, 1850, to learn music, was promoted to corporal February
15, 1855; to sergeant June 1, 1855; first sergeant November 12, 1857, and to
sergeant major, December 1, 1863. He was retired May 15, 1886, receiving credit
for four years' additional service by act of Congress.


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  • Created by: Chuck R.
  • Added: 24 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6633212
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Dunn (9 Sep 1836–5 Jun 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6633212, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Chuck R. (contributor 46542158) .