Lewis, David, and Alice Dunavan, Aaron R. and Cynthia (Dunavan)  Howe

 In 1860 LaSalle County, Illinois, Joseph A. Dunavan is 48, Nancy 45, Isaac 20, David 18, Joseph 15, George 12, Jane 8, Cyntha 6, Lewis 4, and Laura, 1.

Lewis married Mary Virginia "Jennie" McMichael, the daughter of James and Margaret McMichael, July 4, 1879 - in Ottawa, Illinois.

In 1880 La Salle County, Illinois, Joseph A. Dunavan is 66, Nancy 64, with daughters Alice 21 and Anna 20.

On the same census page in 1880 is Lewis Dunavan, 23 with Jennie, 22, farming.

History of Daviess and Gentry Counties "Joseph A. Dunavan and his wife went to Colorado and remained there for four years. Leaving Colorado, they located in Caldwell County, Mo., where Mr. Dunavan died in 1901, and Mrs. Dunavan a few years later.
Their children were: Joseph, living near Seattle, Wash.; Jennie, now Mrs. Howe of Washington ; Catherine, deceased, was Mrs. Brandon ; Isaac, died in Canada ; David died in Kansas ; Alice, died in Caldwell County, Mo. ; Anna, died in Illinois in 1892 ; and John and Amanda, both died in infancy. "

Alice cash-claimed a quarter in 35, 6N 50W in 1891. David  in 35, 6N 50W in 1891, and  Lewis in 26,  6N 50W in 1891.

In 1900 Caldwell County, Missouri, David Dunavan born Sep 1840 in Illinois, is farming.  His mother Nancy, widowed born April 1816 in Ohio, and sister Alice C. born 1854 in Illinois, are with him.

On the same page in 1900 is Lewis Dunavan September 1856 in Illinois, farming, with Jennie January 1859 Illinois.  They've been married 17 years.

  "The Hamiltonian" Mar. 10, 1904  :
"Miss Alice C. Dunavan died at the home of her brother, George Dunavan, three and one-half miles northwest of Hamilton, at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 1904, aged about fifty years. The deceased was born in LaSalle county, Illinois, where she resided up to about fifteen years ago, when she came to Hamilton to keep house for her brother. She had been in poor health for some time, heart trouble probably being the immediate cause of her death. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Aaron Howe, of this city. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in this city, Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A.L. Cartin.

"Allice" is on the same stone in Highland Cemetery as her parents, and Lewis and David are in the same cemetery.

David Dunavan in 1910 Neosho County Kansas is 68, single, farming.

 "The Hamiltonian" of Hamilton, MO., on June 16, 1910 :
"Died in Kansas. George Dunavan, of Mound City, Kansas, reached Kidder Wednesday evening with the body of his brother, David Dunavan, who had died at his home in Thayer, Kan., on Tuesday of this week. His illness was of short duration and death is supposed to have been caused by acute indigestion. He will be remembered by many of the residents of Hamilton and vicinity, having lived for a number of years on his farm which is now the R.W. Napier place northwest of town.

The body was taken to the house of Lewis W. Dunavan near Kidder where the funeral services conducted by Rev. King of the M.E. church, Kidder, will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Highland cemetery.

Deceased was 68 years old and unmarried. The brothers, L.W. of Kidder, Samuel of Baker, Ill., George of Mound City, Kan., and a sister, Mrs. A. Howe, of Kansas City, were here for the funeral.

Lewis and Jennie are farming in Daviess County, Missouri in 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940

Lewis, born Sept 26, 1856 in Ottawa, Illinois to Joseph Dunavan and Nancy Green, died March 7, 1942 in Kidder, Missouri, buried in Hamilton, Missouri, informant Mabel Houghton.

"The Advocate Hamiltonian" of Hamilton, Missouri on 3/12/1942 :
"Lewis R. Dunavan was born Sept. 26, 1856, near Ottawa, Ill., and died March 7, 1942, at Kidder, Mo., at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 11 days.

He was married July 4, 1879 to Jennie McMichael, also of the same town. In 1888 Mr. and Mrs. Dunavan moved to Colorado and after four years they moved to Missouri where they lived in and around Kidder for the past 50 years. Mr. Dunavan was the last of twelve children. He leaves his wife and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Monday, March 9, at the Houghton funeral Home in Hamilton, under the direction of Houghtons and Homer Powell of Kidder. Rev. McGuire of the Methodist.

Lewis D. Dunavan attended the public schools of Illinois and has been a farmer all of his life. He farmed first in Illinois, but in 1888, he went to Colorado, where he took up a claim near Sterling, in Logan County. In 1893 he came to Missouri and for the next ten years lived on a farm near Hamilton, in Caldwell County. He sold that farm in 1903 and bought his present farm of 120 acres of land two miles east of Kidder, This land was formerly the Captain Emerson place. It is situated on the County Line road and has a good residence and farm buildings. Mr. Dunavan does general farming and is very successful in his work.

In 1879 Mr. Dunavan was married in Sheridan, Ill,, to Jennie McMichael, a daughter of James and Margaret (Furr) McMichael.

"The Advocate Hamiltonian" of Hamilton, MO., Dec. 19, 1946  :
"Obituary of Mrs. Dunavan. Mary Virginia Dunavan was born Jan. 29, 1859, daughter of James and Margaret McMichael, and passed away Dec. 10, 1946, at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 12 days. She was born in Ruthland township near Ottawa, Illinois.

Mrs. Dunavan was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis, who passed away March 7, 1942, also by three sisters and one brother.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Maggie Peddicord of Zearing, Iowa; two brothers, James of Crown Point, Ind.; and William of Ottawa, Illinois, also a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Dunavan passed away at the home of Mrs. Vinora Whitmire, who had cared for her the past four years. She had been an invalid nine years.

The funeral service was held at the Bram Funeral Home Thursday at 2:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. James Health. The body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery.

Pallbearers were her former neighbors at Kidder: Jess Dunkle, Ed Rekate, Earl Pennington, Orville Alden, Elmer Alden and Earl Morrow.
  "The Advocate-Hamiltonian", Hamilton, MO., Dec. 12, 1946  :
"Mrs. Jennie Dunavan, 88 Dies Tuesday evening. Mrs. Jennie Dunavan, who would have been 88 years old in January, passed away Tuesday evening at 6:20 o'clock at the apartment of Mrs. Vinora J. Whitmire, who had cared for her the past four years. Mrs. Dunavan had been bedfast all of this time.

Mrs. Dunavan was the widow of Lou Dunavan and the couple lived many years in the Kidder community. She leaves two nieces, Mrs. Mabel Houghton and Mrs. Zella Tuttle; a sister, who resides in Zearing, Iown; and two brothers, one of whom, Wm. McMichael of Wedron, Illinois, arrived here this morning for the funeral which was held at 2:00 this afternoon at the Bram Funeral Home."


In 1850 Oneida County, New York, Aaron is 9, with Ira B. and Charaty Howe, both 34.

In 1870 La Salle County, Illinois, Aaron is 26, with parents Ira B. 54 and Sarah E. 40.  Clark 24 is married to Louisa 16.

In 1880 LaSalle County, Illinois, Aaron and Jennie Howe have Mabel 4 and Rena 2.

In 1885 Sedgwick County, Kansas, A.R. is 42, Jennie 32, with Mabel 9, Rena 7, and Clarence 3, all three kids born in Illinois.

Aaron R. Howe cash-claimed a quarter in 22, 8N 50W, Logan County, Colorado in 1891.

1899 Sterling Colorado "Mr. A.R. Howe will have a sale of horses and agricultural implements Saturday, March 18, with 'Your Uncle Dudley' as head push."

In 1900, on Second Street in Sterling, Aaron born December 1842 in New York, is married 27 years to Jennie C. Feb 1854 Illinois.  They have Mabel A. July 1875 Illinois,  a teacher, and Clara August 1890 Colorado.

Eight persons received teacher's certificates in Logan County in 1900 - Miss Mary Johnson, Miss Mabel Howe, Miss Maud Miller, Walter Sheridan, Mrs. Victoria Blair, Ralph Pereau, Lloyd Young, and F.H. Merten.

In 1910 Kansas City A.R. Howe is 70, born in New York, married 37 years (second marriage) to Jennie, 57, born in Illinois.  They have Clara, 18, born in Colorado.

Aaron Read Howe - 1840-1914 is buried in Caldwell County, Missouri # 70617071.  The death certificate says September 23, 1839-October 19, 1914,  parents were Ira and Charity Helmer Howe.

Perhaps she's the Miss C.M. Howe of Kansas City, who married D.M. Fowler of Lusk, Wyoming, in St. Joseph, Missouri


Mabel A. Houghton is divorced in 1920 Okanogan County, Washington, a teacher, and mother Jennie Howe, 67, widowed, is with her.


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