Whitley County Obituaries

Dunfee, Albert Eugene "Bertie"
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday April 5, 1865

     Died, the 2nd inst, Albert Eugene, infant son of William and Catharine Dunfee, of Lung fever, aged one year, one month and sixteen days.
     Though but an infant, destined to but a short stay with his parents, yet he had reached that age so interesting in childhood, when the music of his innocent prattle gave him prominence in the family circle. But a few days since little Albert made glad the heart of fond parents, loving sisters and brother, but midst their hopes and joys, death quietly enters and lays claim to their little treasure, and
    "From tender friends he was quickly torn,
    Their loss they now in sadness mourn,
    From all he is gone."
Little Albert's parents no doubt had often, when enjoying his infantile glee, built up for themselves in their glad anticipation many happy days with him here, patiently watching the opening bud,
    "When came disease and open'd the door,
    And from their arms their treasure tore,
    But near, there watched an angel band
    Who took their Bertie by the hand;
    They showed his little feet the way
    To realms of joy in endless day;
    Now, with new songs high heaven rings,
    For there their darling Bertie sings;
    He lives in Heaven."

Dunfee, Alice
Undated article in "the scrapbook"
Alice died April 30, 1921

     Relatives in this city were deeply grieved to learn Saturday of the death of Miss Alice Dunfee at Fort Wayne, following several months sickness from a nervous breakdown. Alice Dunfee was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dunfee on the old homestead just west of this city, later moving to Fort Wayne, where for the past thirty-five years, she has had her home at 1920 South Harrison street.
     Following the death of her mother, Miss Dunfee has made a home for her brother, Harry, and family; also cared for one of her sister's children, the mother having died when the child was but an infant.
     Her life has always been one of unselfish devotion to her family and many sorrows have been her lot, but she has always tried to meet each reverse with a sweet and cheerful mein. Just a month ago, on the first of April, her brother, Charles Dunfee, died in a hospital in California from tuberculosis.
     Miss Martha Dunfee, who makes her home at the John McNabb home in this city, has been caring for Miss Alice Dunfee, during the entire period of her sickness, practically a year.
     Short funeral services will be held at the home in Fort Wayne, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock; then the remains will be brought overland to Columbia City, where they will be laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery where the father and mother and a brother and sister are buried.

Dunfee, Althea
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday November 25, 1903

     At the home of her mother in Columbia City surrounded by those dearest to her, occurred the death of Althea, the youngest daughter of Mrs. J.S. Dunfee, on Sunday afternoon, November 22, at four o'clock. The deceased had been in failing health with lung trouble for several years and only a few weeks ago returned from California to spend the remaining days of her life at home.
     All means of which human love knew were used that her life might be spared, but God ruled otherwise. Besides her mother she leaves three sisters, Martha, Mrs. J.W. McNabb of Columbia City and Mrs. J. C. Lawrence, of Union township and two brothers, L.W. and J.C. Dunfee of Jefferson township.
     For a number of years she was a successful teacher in the Columbia City public schools. She was not only an efficient and able instructress but amiable and lady-like in her manners both in and out of the school room. She had hosts of warm friends and admirers in this city and county who feel deeply her untimely death. The funeral took place from the family residence in Columbia City Wednesday at ten o'clock and the remains were laid to rest in the Evergreen cemetery in Jefferson township.

Dunfee, Carl
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday October 30, 1954

     Carl Dunfee, 72, former Whitley county resident, died suddenly Friday at his home in South Bend where he resided for a number of years. A resident of Fort Wayne where he was employed by the A. H. Perfect Company, Mr. Dunfee later moved to South Bend where he was employed by the Studebaker Corporation from which he was retired.
     Mr. Dunfee was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Dunfee, pioneer residents of Jefferson township. He is survived by his wife, who has been ill for a number of weeks, and a daughter, Mary Jane Richards, two sons, Jack and William, a number of grandchildren. David Dunfee of South Whitley and Orton Dunfee of Jefferson township are brothers.

Dunfee, Catherine (Jones)
Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday 25 Feb 1903

     Last Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Dunfee, widow of the late W.H. Dunfee, ex-sheriff of Whitley county, at her home east of the city. She had been a sufferer from cancer of the breast for the last seven years which was the cause of her death. Catherine Jones was born in Holmes county, Ohio in February 1829 and died February 17, 1903 at the age of 74 years.
     She was a sister of Curtis W. Jones, Mrs. F.H. Foust of this city and Mrs. Mary Sherwood east of this city. She came to this county in 1845 with her parents. She was united in marriage to W.H. Dunfee by Thomas Cleveland, justice of the peace on March 5th, 1848. Her husband who was a very prominent man in this county and had served the people of this county in the capacity of sheriff and assessor, passed away fourteen years ago.
     She was the mother of seven children whose names are as follows: Laura V., Sohia E., Henrietta R., William J., Albert E., Harry H., and Flora C. There are now three living W.J. Dunfee, Mrs. Sophia Wise and Rebecca Dunfee. The funeral will occur Friday afternoon from the home, Rev. L.W. Love officiating. Interment at the Masonic cemetery.

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Dunfee, Charles
News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Saturday April 9, 1921

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     Harry E. Dunfee, 1920 Harrison Street and stage manager at the Palace thearter, has received word that his brother, Charles H. Dunfee, aged 55 years, formerly of Fort Wayne, is dead in Oakland, Cal., where he had resided for several years. Death was due to complications and followed a period of ill health dating back one year.
     Charles Dunfee was born in Fort Wayne and lived here continuously until the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, when he went to San Francisco, where he enlisted in the United States Army. He served with the infantry in the Phillippines and Cuba and participated in several hot skirmishes during his insular service.
     A number of years after the war, Dunfee took a trip around the world. Since then he had spent the most of his time in California. He had always been active in the affairs of the United Spanish War Veterans.
     Surviving relatives include the brother Harry Dunfee, of this city; a sister, Alice, also of Fort Wayne, and another brother, Emmett Dunfee, who resides in Jackson, Mich.

Dunfee, David
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday August 17, 1892

     On Friday evening last, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Dunfee, and surrounded by all who were nearest and dearest to him, there passed from the shadows of this life to the white light around the Throne of God, David Dunfee.
     For years he had been, what, in the feebleness of our language to express the anguish and sympathy of our souls, we call a sufferer, and yet he was one of those blessed ones who have learned that the sufferings of this life are but a vision of the night when we enter into the perfect rest of the people of God. Nature made him in a gentle mould; and his religious faith so sweetened his life, that the memory of it is to those who yet tarry on this side, singularly beautiful. There are no heart-burnings and misgivings. He loved truth, and honor, and friends, and he was ever loyal to Him. Far from the fret and trouble and turmoil of a world grown old in sin and misery, he lived the few brief years of his earthly career, and yet he lived them so wisely and so well, that on his life and at his death, God set the seal of his unfathomable peace. It is when such men died that Faith thanks God for Immortality.

       “How beautiful it is for man to die
       Upon the walls of Zion; to be called
       Like a watch-worn and weary sentinel
       To put his armor off, and rest in heaven.”
On Sunday afternoon his funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Parker, assisted by Rev. O. S. Thornberry. His casket was laid to rest by loving hands in Evergreen Cemetery in Jefferson township, just in sight of the home of his boyhood.

Dunfee, David Hancil
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Monday March 30, 1981

     David Hancil Dunfee, 93, of 403 Blue River Drive,died at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Whitley County Hospital. He had been ill several weeks and was admitted to the hospital March 27.
     Mr. Dunfee was born July 1, 1887 in Jefferson Township on his father’s farm south of Raber. His parents were Justice Clinton and Olive Myra Jackson Dunfee. He was reared in Jefferson Township and attended school there. He lived in Streeter, Illinois and Fort Wayne before returning to Whitley County. He retired in 1962 from Gripco in South Whitley.
     Mr. Dunfee was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. November 26, 1911 he was married to Estella C. Barney. She survives. Other survivors are four sons, Robert, of Fort Wayne, David of Pierceton, Edward of Fort Wayne and Calvin of Albion. There are 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
     Friends may call at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. F. Franklin Orr officiating. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery.

Dunfee, Estella CLara (Barney)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Allen County, Indiana
Sunday February 16, 1986

     Mrs. Estella C. Dunfee, 94, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a patient since 1984. Born in Delphos, Kan., on Sept. 6, 1891, she was the daughter of William D. and Martha (Warsop) Barney. In Noble County on Nov. 26, 1911, she was married to David H. Dunfee, who died May 29, 1981. A member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Mrs. Dunfee, a homemaker, was also a member of the Whitley County Farm Bureau and had moved to Whitley County in 1951 from Tunker.
     Her survivors include four sons; Robert D. and Edward E., both of Fort Wayne, David E. of Pierceton, and Calvin C. of Albion; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren and one brother, Lester Barney, Columbia City. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday in DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, with calling there on Monday and interment will follow in the South Whitley cemetery.

Dunfee, Fred Lee
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday September 26, 1940

     Fred Lee Dunfee, 55, Jefferson township farmer who lives a mile east of Laud, was found dead in bed at 4:25 o'clock this morning, death apparently having resulted from a heart attack. Mr. Dunfee, since an attack of influenza last March had been subject to heart trouble.
     He was a member of Jefferson Chapel Methodist church, the Jefferson Township Farm Bureau, and prior to engaging in general farming during the past 25 years, had taught school several years. Schools in which he had served as a teacher were those at Laud, Brimstone and Fair Oak.
     He was a native of Jefferson township, born on the Dunfee farm to Justice Clinton and Ollie Jackson Dunfee on June 27, 1885. He was married to Grace Toomey of Jefferson township on Sept. 15, 1907. They resided a mile east of Laud since last March. Prior to that the Dunfees lived 11 years on the Ihrig farm at the south edge of Laud. Before moving to the Ihrig place they lived on the Snyder farm two miles east of Laud and in Richland township.
     Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Grace Dunfee; two sons, Paul H. of Jefferson township, and Lester F. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Verlin McClain of Jefferson township; a grandson, Marshall D. Dunfee; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Salts of Etrolia, Ontario and Mrs. Frank Reynonds of Crailhope, Ky; three brothers, Orton Dunfee of Auburn, Carl Dunfee of South Bend, and David Dunfee of Larwill. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
     Funeral services wil be conducted at Jefferson Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial wil be made in the church cemetery.

Dunfee, Harry Hamilton
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday September 6, 1871

     Died, Harry Hamilton, son of William H. and Catharine Dunfee, at Columbia City, August 26th, aged four years, five months and ten days.
     Little Harry was a bright treasure in the family, and loved by all who knew him. His frail form giving evidence of his unfitness for earth caused father, mother, brother and sisters to lead him tenderly along the path of life, to him made so short, and upon him lavish all of the kindness which love and sympathy could command. Though so very young he seemed to feel the force and intent of his last illness and as if met by some kind angel at the river of death, said, "Mother, I want to go home." Those only who have been called upon to give back to him who gave such treasures can fully sympathize with this bereaved family. Could they but look across that mysterious river, they would find no cause for weeping from that side of the stream. We would say weep not for such, did we not know that the tear goes far toward sweetening that bitter cup.

Dunfee, Henrietta Rebecca
from "The Scrapbook"
Saturday September 27, 1941

     Miss Henrietta Rebecca Dunfee, 89 years old, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harl Burns in Troy township, nephew and niece of Miss Dunfee, about three o'clock Friday afternoon. She had been seriously ill for two weeks with heart trouble.
     Miss Dunfee was born February 5, 1852, in Columbia City, on the site where the Adair building now stands, and she lived for many years on East Hanna street. Since last January she had resided at the Burns home. Her parents were William H. and Catherine Jones Dunfee.
     She is survived by one brother, William Dunfee of Columbia township, and a foster sister, Mrs. Jack Hampton of Detroit. After 7 o'clock this evening, friends will be received at the DeMoney Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the funeral home, Dr. Edmund C. Lindsay of Goshen officiating. Interment will be made in Greenhill cemetery.

Dunfee, Jonathan
Undated article in "the Scrapbook"
Jonathan died April 22, 1900

     Citizens of this place were surprised Sunday morning to hear of the sudden death of Jonathan Dunfee; an aged and respected citizen of north Chauncey street. The deceased has been in poor health for the past year, but of late seemed to be improved. He was taken with severe cramps Saturday afternoon and a physician was summoned and did all that could be done, but at 1 o'clock Sunday morning his agonies were over and life became extinct.
     Mr. Dunfee was a native of Pennsylvania, and was born June 9, 1826 being 73 years, 10 months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. He was married October 18th, 1841 to Mary A. Quick, of Holmes county, Ohio, and in the fall of 1850 he came to this county, locating in Jefferson township, where he resided until moving to this city. He was a father of seven children, six of whom survive. Infirmities due to old age was the principle cause of his death. The funeral took place Tuesday forenoon at the Evergreen Bethel church in Jefferson township and interment was in the church cemetery.

Dunfee, Justice C.
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, March 2, 1927

     Justice C. Dunfee, who six years ago moved from his farm in Jefferson township to Fort Wayne to lead a retired life, died at his home there Saturday morning at 5 o'clock, after an illness of four years from complications. His condition had grown critical during the past three weeks. The decedent was well-known in Jefferson township, where he had spent practically all of his life, residing on a farm one mile east and two miles north of Laud.
     The decedent was born near Loudenville, O., 76 years ago last September 26, to the late Jonathan and Mary Ann Dunfee, who moved to Whitley county when Justice was two or three years old. They settled in Jefferson township, where the decedent was married about 55 years ago to Miss Olive Jackson. She passed away several years ago. Surviving children are: Orton Dunfee, Noble county; Mrs. Myrtle Sault, of Canada; Carl, of South Bend; Fred, of Jefferson township; Mrs. Grace Reynolds, and David, of Fort Wayne. A brother, Lewis Dunfee, formerly of this county and now of Los Angeles, Calif., and three sisters, Mrs. John McNabb and Miss Martha Dunfee and Mrs. Emily Lawrence, of Columbia City, survive.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at 523 Packard Ave., Fort Wayne, with burial in the Compton cemetery, south of town.

Dunfee, Laura Virginia
Whitley County News - Whitley County, Indiana
Monday May 28, 1860

     Died - At the residence of her father, Laura Virginia Dunfee, daughter of William and Catherine Dunfee, on the 4th inst. of scarlet fever, in the thirteenth year of her age.
     Laura, though young, had quite a circle of acquaintances to whom she had become endeared by her kind and gentle conduct. She was dutiful to her parents, kind and sisterly to her little brothers and sisters, social at school with her school mates, everywhere made and had friends. Her numerous acquainances have lost in her death a dear little friend. It is truly sad to part with those we love whether old or young, but Providence so orders and we must and should meekly submit. She is gone and from our sight; but let this be our consolation, such as she compose the kingdom of heaven.
     A branch has been torn from the family vine;
     Unlooked was the storm that swept by,
     And suddenly ceased the fond tendrills in their twine,
     And slowly the tear drippings dry.
     A star from the household's bright sky has gone down,
     O'er Jordan's dark shore one has risen,
     There sparkles o'er yonder another bright crown,
     A voice swells the music in heaven.

Dunfee, Lilah (Hook)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday June 17, 1911

     The death list of the week which has been large since the warm wave began again, has been supplemented by the death of Mrs. Orton L. Dunfee, at St. Paul, Minnesota, Thursday evening. Mrs. Dunfee had been ill with a complication of diseases for a few weeks, and her death was a great shock to her husband and all who knew her. The family had just left last September for St. Paul, where Mr. Dunfee became connected with a business college, as one of the instructors. He is a son of J. C. Dunfee of Jefferson township, and resided there before leaving for the northwest.
     The maiden name of the deceased was Lilah Hook, aged 35 years. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Hook of Findlay, Ohio who was with her when the end came, as was her sister, Mrs. Lee Kimmel, near Laud. Besides these relatives she has one brother, John Hook, of Marion. She was united in marriage to her bereft husband about fourteen years ago, and two daughters, Berneida, 11, and Mildred, 7, remain to console him in his loss.
     The remains arrived in this city Saturday evening, and were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Kimmell in Washington township near Laud. The funeral will occur Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Compton church, southeast of this city; interment in the church cemetery.

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Dunfee, Marilyn Faith (Fuqua)
The Post & Mail - Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday January 5, 19938

     Marilyn Faith Dunfee, 64, of Columbia City, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 1992, at her home. She was born May 19, 1928 in Huntertown, Allen County, a daughter of Emery and Edith Howser Fuqua.
     Mrs. Dunfee attended Huntertown High School. She was united in marriage April 20, 1946, in Larwill, to Edward Earl Dunfee.
     Surviving are her husband, Edward Earl Dunfee; two sons, Jerry L. Dunfee of Lancaster, Ohio and Randy A. Dunfee of Brazil; one sister, Beulah Miller of Churubusco; two grandchildren, Gerald and Sarah Dunfee; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
     There was no calling or service. Burial was at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.

Dunfee, Martha Etta
Columbia City Commercial Mail – Whitley County, Indiana
Friday May 18, 1945

     Miss Martha Ette Dunfee, 87, ill for the past six months of a heart ailment, died at 5:20 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of her niece, Miss Wilda McNabb, 408 West Van Buren Street.
     Miss Dunfee was born in Jefferson twp. May 21, 1857 to Jonathan and Mary Ann Quick Dunfee. She resided practically all of her life in Whitley county with the exception of a few years spent in Allen county and in California. Miss Dunfee was a teacher in the Whitley county school system at one time, teaching for a number of years in the Jefferson township schools.
     She is survived by a brother, Louis W. Dunfee of Los Angeles, Calif; four nephews and seven nieces. Two brothers and three sisters of Miss Dunfee are deceased. Miss Dunfee was a member of Trinity Methodist church. The Rev. Donald E. Baily, pastor of the church, will officiate at funeral rites to be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Committal services will be held in Greenhill cemetery.

Dunfee, Mary Ann Quick
GSWC First Families of Whitley County (027-FF) The Columbia City Commercial Mail – Whitley County, Indiana
Friday November 15, 1907

     The death of Mrs. Mary A. Dunfee, the aged widow of Jonathan S. Dunfee, occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday at her home on North Chauncey street, where she resided with her son-in-law, John W. McNabb. She had been confined to her bed for four months, suffering from blood poisoning and dropsy finally caused her death. Prior to that time she was as well as most people are at such an advanced age. While her death was not expected her family felt it deeply, the loss of their mother being a great blow to the children.
     Mary A. Quick was the daughter of David and Margaret Quick and was born December 4th, 1827, in Holmes county, Ohio were she grew to womanhood. On October 19, 1848, she was married there to Jonathan S. Dunfee, and in 1850 they moved to Jefferson township, this county, where they were among the best known early settlers.
     They spent most of their lives there until sixteen years ago, when they moved to this city and have since been residents here. Her husband preceded her to the beyond on April 22, 1900. Seven children were born to them, and five survive - J. C. Dunfee, of Jefferson township; Louis W. Dunfee, Mrs. J. W. McNabb, and Miss Martha Dunfee, of this city, and Mrs. John C. Lawrence, of Union township. Miss Althea Dunfee, a daughter, died November 22, 1903, and David J. Dunfee died some years ago. Three brothers also survive her - Cyrus and Philo Quick, of Fulton county, and Lewis Quick, of Union township. Fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive her.
     The deceased was a kindly hearted Christian woman and her later years were peaceful and happy. She spent much time in doing good to others. She was a faithful friend, a devoted wife and mother and her memory will ever remain dear in the hearts of her family and friends.
     The funeral will occur Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence, Rev. E. F. Albertson officiating. Interment will be at the Evergreen cemetery, near her old home at Laud.

Dunfee, Mary Elizabeth (Walker)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday December 15, 1915

     Mrs. William J. Dunfee, of Union township, who suffered a stroke of apoplexy Friday evening while assisting her husband to do the milking, failed to rally and quietly slept away, passing out of this life at about 6:30 Sunday morning. Dr. O.V. Schuman and Dr. N.I. Kithcart endeavored to prolong the life of the stricken woman but their efforts were fruitless. From the time the attack came upon her she was unconscious and consequently did not suffer, and her death was painless.
     Elizabeth Walker was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and was born in Union township, February 20, 1861 and at her death was 54 years, 9 months and 20 days of age. She was united in marriage to W. J. Dunfee, December 7, 1880. She united with the the Coese Lutheran church in 1885, and never changed her membership from that church although she attended the Lutheran church in this city. She leaves a husband, a daughter, Mae, aged 16, and three brothers: Timothy, Lewis and Willis Walker, all of Union township; also a number of relatives and many intimate friends.
     The death of Mrs. Dunfee came so suddenly that it was all but overwhelming to the members of the household and was the cause of much sorrow and regret on the part of a large number of relatives and friends. The bereft ones have the sincere sympathy of the public.
     The funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday forenoon at 10 o'clock and the remains will be laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery. Rev. L.A. Luckenbill will conduct the services.

Dunfee, Mrs. Orton L. [Margaret]
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday February 22, 1951

     Mrs. Orton L. Dunfee, 724 West Washington Ave., South Bend, died at 3:10 Tuesday night following a heart attack. Death had come before the ambulance reached Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been suffering about a year from a heart alilment.
     Mrs. Dunfee was born in Scotland February 8, 1880. She had resided here 24 years, coming from Canada. Her marriage to Mr. Dunfee, former resident of Whitley county, occurred at Mishawaka October 14, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Dunfee were resident custodians of the City Rescue Mission at South Bend and had been located there a year and a half.
     Surviving besides the husband are one son, James McCrimmions of Champaign, Ill., a stepson, Wm. Mayne, Windsor, Canada; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ansel Howenstine, Jefferson township, and Mrs. Robert Shriner, Fort Wayne.
     Mrs. Dunfee was a member of the Christian church at Lakeville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hartman Funeral Home at Lakeville. Committal services will be in the Compton cemetery, near Columbia City at 2 o'clock. The casket will be opened at the grave.

Dunfee, Orton Lewis
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday January 28, 1960

     Orton Lewis Dunfee, 87, Jefferson township, died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Roanoke Nursing Home, Roanoke. He had been in failing health for the past 20 months and entered the nursing home in May 1959.
     Mr. Dunfee was born May 18, 1873 in Jefferson township to J. Clinton and Olive Jackson Dunfee. He was married to Leila Hook, who died June 8, 1910. In 1945 he married Margaret McGrimmon, who preceded him in death in February 1951. Mr. Dunfee resided most of his life in Whitley county, with the exception of the years 1945 to 1957, during which he resided in Lakeville. For the past 27 months he had resided with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Howenstine in Washington township. Mr. Dunfee was a member of the Christian Church at Lakeville.
     Surviving in addition to the daughter, Mrs. Howenstine, are a step-son, James McCrimmon, Urbana, Ill., two grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother, David Dunfee, South Whitley and a sister, Mrs. Myrta Salts, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Shriner, three brothers and two sisters.
     Friends may call at the J. A. DeMoney and Son Funeral Home after 7:00 this evening. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home, the Rev. James William Weber, pastor of the Saturn Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Dunfee, Paul H.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday August 31, 1982

     Paul H. Dunfee, 70, R 2, a Whitley County native, died at 1 p.m. Monday at his residence. He was born September 19, 1911, in Whitley County, to Fred L. and Grace T. Toomey Dunfee. He was a lifelong resident of this county, except for three years spent in Huntington County.
     He was married in 1935 to Edith L. Boney. Mr. Dunfee was a retired machinist and toolmaker. He worked for Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne. His memberships included F&A Masonic Lodge of Columbia City, of which he once served as secretary; Eagles Lodge, Eastern Star, Mizpah Temple, Scottish Rite, Whitley County Shrine Club, York Rite Masonic Bodies, The Giant Fez, and Bethel Rebekah and IOOF Lodges of Laud.
     Surviving are his wife Edith; three sons, Marshall of R 2, Dale of Tampa, Florida, and Frank of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; one brother, Lester of Roanoke, and one sister, Mrs. Fern McClain of South Bend. He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.
     Burial will be in Jefferson Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital. Visitation will be at Hollingworth Memorial Chapel from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Order of Easter Star will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and F&AM Masonic Lodge will conduct a service at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Dunfee, William Hamilton
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday May 30, 1888

     Yesterday morning occurred the death of William H. Dunfee at his home a mile east of town, lung fever being the cause. Mr. Dunfee was perhaps as well known throughout the county as any man in it. His acquaintance with most of the people was made while acting in the capacity of auctioneer, although his long residence here and his election to the offices of assessor and sheriff in early days extend the number of his acquaintances.
     Mr. Dunfee was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, April 10th, 1822, died May 29th, 1888, aged 66 years 1 month and 19 days. In 1831 he moved to Ohio with his parents and in 1847 came to Columbia City which was then hard to find. He filled the office of county and township assessor acceptably and in 1856 was elected sheriff and re-elected two years later. He was a very popular officer as well as a popular man. At the time of his death Mr. Dunfee had the contract of carrying the mails from this post office to Cromwell. Mr. Dunfee was a staunch democrat and a jovial whole souled fellow. News of his death will cause a feeling of sorrow in all parts of the county.

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Dunfee, William James
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Friday May 22, 1942

     Ill for four years, William James Dunfee, 88, resident east of Columbia City on the Old Yellowstone Trail, died at his home in Columbia township at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death was due to the complications accompanying old age.
     Mr. Dunfee was a native of Columbia City, born April 22, 1854. He had spent his entire life in Columbia City and vicinity and had resided upon the farm east of here where his death occurred yesterday, for 38 years.
     He was married December 2, 1880 to Miss Elizabeth Walker. She died in December 1915. Surviving is one daughter, Miss Mae Dunfee, at home; two nieces, Mrs. Joe Yontz and Mrs. Harlow Burns, and one nephew, Maurice Wise of Sturgis, Mich. Burial wil be in Greenhill cemetery.
     The body was brought to Luckenbill's Sons Funeral Home where friends will be received after noon on Saturday until the time of the funeral. Rev Marion Shroyer pastor of First Church of God, will officiate at the funeral services to be held at 2 o'clock P.M., Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be made in Greenhill Cemetery.

Dunham, Frank W.
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Allen County, Indiana
Sunday, April 7, 1935

     Frank W. Dunham, 78, former resident of Fort Wayne, died Saturday morning at his home in Stuttgart, Ark. Survivors include the widow; three sons, Charles of California, Fred of Stuttgart, and Frank Dunham of Tulsa, Okla.

Dupler, Jonathan
GSWC First Families of Whitley County (031-FF) Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday 13 June 1889

     Jonathan Dupler, an old resident of Thorncreek township, died at his home in that township, on Wednesday, June 5th, 1889, in the 80th year of his age. His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, Revs. H. Rupley and John Miller, officiating. The deceased leaves a widow and three daughters, all married. He was a good citizen and was highly respected by all who knew him.

Dupler, Eliza Stout
GSWC First Families of Whitley County (031-FF) Columbia City Commercial – Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday June 28, 1893

     Mrs. Dupler died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Hyre in Thorncreek township yesterday. Her funeral occurred today from Blue River Church.



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