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Lydia Ellen Dunham

  • Born: 15 Feb 1836, Wayne County, Indiana 193
  • Marriage (1): Irvin Harris Thurston 15 Feb 1856 in Salem, Henry Co., Iowa 189
  • Died: 19 Jul 1869, Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN at age 33
  • Buried: Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN 198

bullet   FamilySearch ID: LZW9-LKS. Find a Grave ID: 11482281.


bullet  General Notes:

Lydia died in the summer of 1869, when Anabel was a year and a half old. There are conflicting birth dates between the Thurston Genealogy and the Ancestral File.

bullet  Research Notes:

The entry in the Thurston Genealogy -- which has her of Salem, Henry Co. Iowa, is covered in pencil with "Centerville, Wayne Co., Indiana". The bio of her husband Irvin has him settling in Salem, Iowa in the fall of 1855. More than likely she was born in Indiana and her parents moved to Iowa. Salem is in the southeastern part of Iowa, just west of Burlington.


bullet  Events

Alt. Birth, 18 Aug 1837. 200

Census: 1850 Federal, 24 Aug 1850, Centerville, Wayne Co., Indiana.

Award: Won best Lady Equest'ship, Sep 1865, Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN. 201

Tax Assessment, 1867. 202

Deposition, 10 Dec 1867, Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN. 203 Present at the birth of "Willie" Dunham on 8 November 1862.


Lydia married Irvin Harris Thurston, son of Reuben Harris Thurston and Mary Morse Brooks, 15 Feb 1856 in Salem, Henry Co., Iowa.189 (Irvin Harris Thurston was born 11 Jan 1828 in Granville, Licking Co., OH,192 died 7 Jul 1887 192 and was buried in Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN.)

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