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of Daniel Dunn,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War
Edmund, son of Daniel Dunn, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1840. He was educated in the public schools, after which he entered Waynesburg College, completing the course but not graduating.
He was a farmer in his earlier youth, but when he reached manhood the great civil war claimed him, and in August, 1862, he followed the example of thousands and tens of thousands of his race that rallied to the defense of their country's flag.
He enlisted in Company K, Sixteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, 161st Regiment, and fought until the war closed. His regiment was attached to the Army of the Potomac, and from 1863 until the close of the war was engaged in all historic battles fought by that army.
After the war closed he received an honorable discharge and returned home. Soon afterward he settled in Missouri, where he engaged in farming. He did not long remain there, but returned to Pennsylvania, and in 1873 established a mercantile business in Connellsville. This he has successfully conducted until the present time, being one of the oldest established dry goods merchants in the city. He is a thoroughly capable, energetic, reliable man of business, and enjoys the utmost confidence of his community. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and in politics is a Republican.
He married, in February, 1866, Rhoda Louisa Yeagley, born in Fayette county. Children: 1. Harry, born January 6, 1868 ; educated in the public schools and Allegheny College, and now associated in the dry goods business with his father. He is a Republican, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church; married 1897, Mae B., daughter of Lloyd Dunn, a retired capitalist, 2, Sarah Phoebe, resides at home. 3. Elizabeth, deceased.
Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.
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