Monday, August 3, 2009

Charles Welch DUNN son of Charles Oscar DUNN son of Simeon Adams DUNN

The Charles Oscar Dunn Family - Leticia SMITH is on his right and 'Janie' [Marth Jane] WELCH is on his left.

Charles Oscar DUNN is the great-grand uncle of Camilla SMITH.

Charles Welch DUNN and Camilla SMITH are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestor is Simeon Adams DUNN.

Utah since statehood By Noble Warrum, Charles W. Morse, W. Brown Ewing, p. 331-332.

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Charles W. DUNN

[Charles W. Dunn’s father was Charles Oscar DUNN he was the son of Simeon Adams DUNN and Harriet Atwood SILVER. Charles O. DUNN first wife was Letitia SMITH - half sister of Isaac SMITH.]

Charles W. Dunn, a member of the Cache county bar practicing at Logan was born in Brigham, Utah, April 16, 1885, a son of Charles O. and Martha Jane (Welch) Dunn. The father, also born at Brigham, has devoted his life to the occupation of farming but is now living retired in Logan. For twenty-one year he has been bishop of college ward, or from 1891 until 1912, and he was also superintendent of the Mutual Improvement association and assistant superintendent of the Sunday school at Brigham. In 1882 he labored in St. George’s Temple. It was in the same year that he

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Removed to Cache county and in Logan Temple he labored in 1884-5. The mother of Charles W. Dunn is a native of Centerville and a daughter of John Welch. She was born February 24, 1859, and is still living. The ancestry of the Dunn family can be traced back in the United States as far as 1620.

Charles W. Dunn accompanied his parents on their removal to Cache county in his youth. He attended the schools of the county and also Brigham Young College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1905. He afterward became a student in the Utah Agricultural College and in early manhood he devoted four years to teaching in the schools of Cache county, imparting clearly and readily to others the knowledge that he had acquired. He afterward filled the office of clerk of the district court for a period of four years, having been appointed to that position by the country commissioners. His work in that direction awakened his interest in the profession of law and while serving as court clerk he devoted all of his leisure time to the mastery of the principles of jurisprudence and successfully passed the required examination for admission to the bar on the 25th of March, 1916. In the meantime he had also pursued a correspondence course through the University of Southern California, which conferred upon him the LL. B. degree. Since his admission to the bar he has continued active in the practice of law in all of the courts of the state, making a specialty, however, of ti[t]le and probate practice. He is likewise associated with the Utah Mortgage Loan Corporation of Logan but concentrates the greater part of his time and attention upon his practice, which is now extensive and of an important character. He does all of the title and probate work for the Utah Mortgage Loan Corporation, which is one of the largest and most successful loan companies of the west.

On the 19th of September, 1906, Mr. Dunn was married to Miss Lulu Schenk, of college ward, Cache county, a daughter of John Schenk. They have six children: Charles O., twelve years of age; Meryl, aged ten; John Eldon, eight; Lulu, six; Vera; and Edith. Those who have attained sufficient age are in school.

Reared in the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mr. Dunn has always been one of its loyal members and succeeded his father as bishop of College ward, having been ordained in July, 1912, by Patriarch Hyrum M. Smith. In politics he is a republican and is active in the local councils of his party. He belongs to the Cache County Bar Association and to the Utah State Bar Association and he enjoys the highest regard of his fellow members of the profession. He is recognized as a man of admirable character, highly respected fro his ability and loved for his kindly, genial personality. He was extremely young to hold the position of bishop, his service making the mane of Dunn connected with the bishopric of college ward for twenty-two years. In this work he is proving the worthy son of a noble sire. It has been said that fortunate is the man who has back of him an ancestry honorable and distinguished and happy is he if his lines of life are cast in harmony therewith. In person, in talents and in character Charles W. Dunn is a worthy scion of his race displaying the qualities which have made his ancestors valuable factors in American citizenship since the earliest period in the colonization of New England.

(Utah since statehood By Noble Warrum, Charles W. Morse, W. Brown Ewing, p. 331-332.)

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