|R. H. Dunn
From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 365, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
R. H. Dunn, dealer in all kinds of hardware, stoves and
gardening implements, in Beardstown, was born in this county. He
attended school at home and in Jacksonville College. His father, Luke
Dunn, was a native of Cornwall, England. He followed the business of
farmer. He married Elizabeth Jasper, of the same place, and soon after,
late in the '40s, they reached the United States and settled on the
Sangamon bottoms in Cass county, Illinois, upon unbroken land. After
making some improvements, he sold the land and took up more land, and
still later moved into the city of Beardstown, retiring from active
labors. Mr. Dunn still lives, being sixty-eight years of age, but his
wife died in 1892, at the age of sixty-six years. She was a good wife,
mother and neighbor, of Christian spirit, and a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. Mr. Dunn is an active politician and has been County
Commissioner twice, and has held other local offices. He is a
well-known, good citizen.
Our subject is the eldest son and second child of seven
children, all yet living. He was for some time engaged in farming, and
was also at one time a clerk for Colonel B. G. Wheeler & Co., of
Missouri. His present business was established by an old settler, Abner
Foster. Except for six months, when Mr. Dunn had associated with M. T.
Dunn, Mr. Dunn has been the sole proprietor since 1882. He is a live
young man, and is sure of making his business succeed.
He was married in this county, to Miss Lizzie Miller, who was
born, reared and educated and taught school in this same county. Her
father, E. P. Miller, was born in Kentucky, but married in Beardstown.
Mr. Miller was engaged in the livery business when he died in 1884. He
was born in 1818; was a sound Republican, but not an office-seeker. His
wife, born in Illinois, is yet living and is quite an old lady. Mrs.
Dunn is a bright, intelligent lady, and the mother of two children,
Edna and E. Miller. She is a member of the Methodist Church.
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