JACK DUNHAM

(1860-1944)

 

 

Abstracted from Worland Daily News 12/1/1944  clipping furnished by Terril Mills, Ten Sleep (2014)

Research online by Faye Bell (SLC) 2014

 

 

            John J Dunham (Jack) was born February 18, 1864(as per clipping) in Putnam County, Missouri to John and Mary Dunham.  He attended Missouri schools and lived with his parents on their farm until he was 19 years of age.  He went to Oklahoma Territory and cowboyed there.  He came to Wyoming first in 1899 with cattle brought into the State, but he went back to Oklahoma and was there until 1908 when he returned to Wyoming.  On December 26, 1918, he married Della Warner in Basin, Wyoming and lived out his days as a ‘plasterer’ in the Big Horn Basin.  Della Dunham passed away in 1932.  When Jack Dunham died there was only one surviving sibling out of 6 brothers and 6 sisters.  The research gives no record of children to this couple.  According to the newspaper clipping Jack Dunham died 1 December 1944 at the age of 80[sic 84?] and was found dead in his cabin.

 

Memories:  I recall Jack Dunham but in my youth, he was just another old fellow here and there on the streets of Ten Sleep and there is no specific memory of his mannerisms or the spirit of the man.  Fb