William Walter Dunn
Son of Walter & Cynthia Dunn
Lenoir County, NC

The Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, N.C.
Lenoir County. April 8, 1907

Dunn Succumbs to Injuries

Mr. William W. Dunn, who was fearfully burned in a wood fire near his home Friday, died Saturday evening as a result of the burns. He never regained consciousness Saturday, after sinking into that state, and died free from suffering.

Mr. Dunn was a member of the Masonic order belonging to the Chapter, Council and Blue Lodges, and the funeral Sunday afternoon was with the honors of the order. The burial took place at Maplewood cemetery, this city, and a large crowd attended. Rev. P. B. Hall conducted the ceremony.

Mr. William W. Dunn was born at the old homestead, near the city, June 17, 1832, hence he would have been 75 years old this coming June. He was the surviving one of a family of 11 children.

In 1860 he was married to Miss Susan Rountree and as a result of the union nine children were born, all of whom are dead but three, Messrs. S. R., R. B. and F. C. Dunn.

Mr. Dunn was elected to represent this county in the legislature during the civil war and at the expiration of his term joined the home reserves, organized to protect the property and lives at home. After the war he served two terms in the house of representatives and one in the senate, besides holding other offices in the county. He was a power in politics in this county and was considered one of the strongest debaters of his day.