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Fay L (bio) DUNN

Oakland (Fordyce) Cemetery
Dallas County,
Arkansas

1881 - 1938

Fay L. Dunn, now serving his second term as county treasurer and a member of the jewelry firm of Hempstead & Dunn, was born in Summerville, Calhoun county, Arkansas, on the 18th of August, 1881. His father, J. D. Dunn, was born in Calhoun county and reared to manhood there. The paternal grandparents were originally residents of Carolina but came to Arkansas in 1850, being among the early settlers of Calhoun county. The grandfather on the paternal side served throughout the Civil war as a private in the Confederate army. J. D. Dunn was for thirteen years identified with the furniture and undertaking business in Fordyce and was one of the prominent men of that community. His demise occurred there in 1898 when but forty-five years of age. On the 26th of October, 1880, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Dunn to Miss Catherine M. Jones, a native of Bradley county, this state, where she was reared to womanhood. She is now living, at the age of sixty-two years. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Dunn seven children were born, five of whom are living. Two died in infancy. Fay L., whose name initiates this review, is the eldest child. In the acquirement of his early education Fay L. Dunn attended the common schools of his native county and in due time enrolled in the Clary Training School at Fordyce. He spent one year at the University of Arkansas, taking a literary course, and after becoming thoroughly familiar with stenography he secured a position with A. B. Banks, in 1901. For eighteen years he was in charge of the claim department of the Home Life and Accident Insurance Company. On the 2oth of September, 1920, he entered into partnership with Mr. Hempstead in the conduct of a jewelry business, the firm becoming Hempstead & Dunn. Mr. Hempstead had engaged in that line of business for over twenty years previous to the partnership with Mr. Dunn, and he achieved substantial success. The firm is one of the most reliable in the county and has built up a large patronage. For the past three years Mr. Dunn has been active in the office of county treasurer and he is now finishing his second term. He was city treasurer of Fordyce from 1910 to 1918. In both political and business circles Mr. Dunn has won the confidence of his fellowmen and he is conceded one of Fordyce's most influential citizens. On the 31st of January, 1910, at Stamps, Arkansas, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Dunn to Miss Clyde Chisolm, a daughter of Dr. Chisolm, one of the prominent physicians and surgeons of Lewisville, this state. To their union one daughter has been born; Frances Catherine, who is ten years of age and a student in the high school at Fordyce. The religious faith of the family is that of the Methodist church and Mr. Dunn is a steward of the church and secretary and treasurer of the Sunday school. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party. (Centennial History of Arkansas - S. J. Clarke Publishing Company - 1922)

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Submitted: 9/16/08 • Approved: 12/7/17 • Last Updated: 12/10/17 • R58806-G0-S3

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