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In Years Past

December 11, 2012
The Post-Journal

In 1912, Gardner Dunham dropped dead late Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alvah Shelters, four miles from the village of Sinclairville, on the farm where Mr. Dunham's father settled in 1819. Deceased, who was aged 95 years, 5 months and 9 days, was walking about the house when death came. He was survived by three daughters; Mrs. Thomas Jackson of Fentonville; Mrs. Alvah Shelters of the town of Cherry Creek and Mrs. Frances Tompkins of Jamestown; one son, Benjamin Dunham, residence unknown and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hadley, residence unknown. Mr. Dunham had spent nearly his whole life in this vicinity and was highly esteemed as a good citizen, neighbor and friend.



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