Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Elizabeth Lake Dunn 1885 - 1978

Elizabeth Lake Dunn
Apr. 29, 1885
Mar. 4, 1978

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 9 April 2012.
Elizabeth Lake Dunn was a daughter of David Andrew Dunn and his first wife, Addie Haynes, citizens of Smithland. Elizabeth's father was a sheriff of Livingston County and organized Smithland's first bank, the Livingston County Bank. He was president of that bank and of Smithland Bank, which he also organized.[1]

Elizabeth was living in Smithland with her father, step-mother and eight siblings in 1920.[2] At that time Elizabeth had completed four years of high school.  By the time of the 1940 census, Elizabeth was living in Frankfort, Kentucky and was a clerk doing government work.[3]

Miss Elizabeth Dunn was age 92 when she died in 1978. Survivors included two brothers and four sisters and several nephews and nieces. She was a life member of Smithland Methodist Church.[4]

[1] "David A. Dunn of Smithland Is Called By Death," The Paducah Sun-Democrat, Thurs., 25 June 1931, p. 11.
[2] 1920 Livingston County, Kentucky census, Smithland, Roll T625_587, p. 3B, E.D. 112, Ancestry.com. Head of household was David Dunn, age 71. His wife was Laura (Champion), whom he had married 4 Nov 1906 following the death of his first wife, Addie.
[3] 1940 Franklin County, Kentucky census, Frankfort, Roll M-0627-1307, p. 30A, E.D. 37-7, Ancestry.com. At that time, Elizabeth was a lodger at 104 Watson Court, Frankfort. It was stated that Elizabeth was living in Smithland in  1935.
[4] "Miss Dunn, 92, Dies Saturday," The Paducah Sun, Sunday, 5 Mar 1978, p. 16.

Published 19 Mar 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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