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John K. Dunson

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 708

JOHN K. DUNSON, a well known resident of Maplewood, O., has been identified with business interests here for a number of years. He was born at Port Jefferson, Shelby county. O., November 3, 1862 and is a son of Abraham A. and Rosanna (Lodge) Dunson. Abraham A. Dunson was born in Virginia but has passed the greater part of his life in Ohio and still survives, being now in his eighty-first year. In early manhood he followed the cabinetmaker's trade but later became a farmer. He married Rosanna Lodge, who was born in Montgomery county, O., and is now deceased. They had the following children: John K.; Luella, who is now deceased, was the wife of F. E. Pool; O. A.; M. D.; Estella, who is the wife of A. F. Rust; and Effie B., who is the wife of W. E. Thompson.
John K. Dunson was educated in the public schools of Shelby county. For some years he was engaged in manufacturing tile at Maplewood and for six years conducted a general store here, since which he has devoted his time and attention to agricultural pursuits. He owns a very fine farm of 136 acres, situated in Salem township, and a second farm containing 120 acres, which is located in Logan county. Mr. Dunson is listed with the substantial citizens of this section. Politically a democrat he has occasionally accepted office when made a party candidate, and served one year as constable and three years as township trustee.
In December, 1891, Mr. Dunson married Miss Sarah L. Huber, who was born in Logan county, a daughter of Alien and Anna Magdalena (Hall) Huber, the former of whom is deceased, but the latter resides at Bellefontaine, O. To Mr. and Mrs. Huber the following children were born: Delmar A., Sarah L., W. T., Nancy, C. S., Anna Pearl and Forest M. Nancy is the wife of O. S. Robinson, and Anna Pearl is the wife of Dr. I. M. Patterson, of Lima, O. Mr. and Mrs. Dunson have two sons: Huber A. and Charles A. The family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Dunson takes an interest in all that concerns the public welfare of his town and fellow citizens and when called upon in any public emergency, accepts responsibility. He is a member of the order of Knights of Pythias at Maplewood.

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