Jacob William Dunham


Personal and Family Information

Jacob was born on 7 Feb 1863 in Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, USA, the son of Jacob Mackey Dunham and Louisa Eliza Stroup.

He died on 13 Aug 1930 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA.

His wife was Mary Ann Kearney, who he married on 1 MAR 1890 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA. Their seven known children were Hattie Zoe (1890-1951), Mabel Cleo (1891-1977), Frank Virgil (1892/93-1971), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1894-1970), Christobel Beatrice (1896/97-?), Pearl Marie (<1899-?) and Earl Dewey (1899-1980).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Jacob William Dunham


Jacob Mackey Dunham


Jacob Dunham


Samuel Dunham


Hannah Ruble


Catherine Goodnight


Samuel Goodnight


Magdalena Berkheimer


Louisa Eliza Stroup


John Stroup


William Stroup


Ann Thomas


Eliza Jane Clemmons



Birth7 FEB 1863
Place: Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, USA
Death13 AUG 1930
Place: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA
Census12 JUL 1870
Census8 JUN 1880
Census5 JUN 1900
CensusMAR 1905
Census16 APR 1910
Census12 JAN 1920
Census15 APR 1930
Burial15 AUG 1930
Place: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA
Address: Wichita Park Cemetery - Lot 188 Space 3 (no headstone)


Occupation19201920: pharmacist
Place: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA


Note 1



Feb. 7, 1863


Tipton County

Indiana, USA


Aug. 13, 1930


Sedgwick County

Kansas, USA

Wichita Eagle, Thursday, August 14, 1930, Page 5


Dr. Jacob William Dunham Practiced Medicine in Southern Kansas 40 Years

Dr. Jacob William Dunham, 67, a physician, died Wednesday at his home, 1201 West Douglas, after a four-day illness. He had practiced medicine in southern Kansas for the last 40 years. He came to Wichita from Wellington in 1907. He was a member of the Spiritualist church.

Surviving him are his wife, Mary; four daughters, Mrs. Hattie Herrington, Osborne; Mrs. H. I. Whitney, Melver; Mrs. Christobel Phipps, 1929 Gold, and Mrs. Harry Mann, 1927 Gold; three sons, Frank, 1914 North Lorraine; Ralph, at home and Dewey, 1247 South Main; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lay, Tulsa, Okla., and three brothers, Jeptha, Luther, Okla.; Samuel, Tulsa, and Joseph, Okmulgee, Okla.

Funeral services will be held at the Downing mortuary at 10 a.m. Friday in charge of Rev. Maud K. Gates of the First Spiritualist church. Burial will be in Wichita Park cemetery.

Special thanks to Bill Pennington for supplying Jacob's obituary.