Published as it appeared on May 5, 1897, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 5.
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Death of Mrs. Dunn at her Home
Southwest of Corvallis.
After a residence of 45 years on the same homestead, Mrs. Mary Ann Dunn died at her home on the Dunn farm six miles southwest of Corvallis, shortly before nine o’clock last Saturday morning. Three weeks previous to her death she arose and was about the house as usual when she suddenly collapsed with a stroke of apoplexy. From that time on, she was unable to move, and the relatives at her bedside soon learned that the end was not far away. She died aged 72 years, four months and two days. The funeral occurred from the late residence Monday, and the interment was made in the Newton cemetery.
The deceased was born in Clark county, Ohio, December 10, 1824. In 1831 she went with her parents to Sangamon county, Illinois, where in 1844 she was married to James W. Dunn. She crossed the plains in 1851, and in the autumn of 1852 located at the homestead where she spent the rest of her life. The surviving children are James, Henry and Richard Dunn, Mrs. Pratt, Hillsboro, Mrs. Pruett, Santiago, California, Miss Madge Dunn, Dayton, Oregon, Miss E.A. Dunn, Benton county, and then mourn the loss of a mother than whom the world knew none better.