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William Dunford

17 January 1847–17 October 1891

Born 17 Jan. 1847 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.[1] Son of Isaac Dunford and Leah Baily.[2] Immigrated to the U.S. with his family, Nov. 1853.[3] Lived in St. Louis until migrating to the Salt Lake Valley with the John Banks pioneer company, 1856.[4] Family returned to St. Louis, 1857.[5] Migrated to Utah Territory with the John D. Chase pioneer company, 1864.[6] Apprenticed with photographer E. R. Savage, 1864–1865.[7] Married Melvina Caroline Blanche Whitney, 1 Oct. 1867.[8] Appointed as clerk for the Salt Lake Stake high council, May 1870.[9] Contracted typhoid fever, Sept. 1870.[10] Divorced 1872.[11] Died 17 Oct. 1891 in Salt Lake City; buried in Bloomington, Bear Lake Co., Idaho.[12]

 

[1] Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 37. “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. F, 1866–1868, p. 118, line 8 (1348), William Dunford, 13 Apr. 1867, microfilm 183405, DGS 5270328 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 1 Apr. 2020), William Dunford (KWV3-HZZ).

[2] “Wiltshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754–1916,” database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/155662712/person/122176782916/facts, accessed 28 Apr. 2020). 1851 U.K. Census, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, H.O. 107/1840, house no. 78, Isaac Dunford.

[3] Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 37.

[4] “William Dunford,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 30 Apr. 2020). Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 37–38.

[5] “Isaac Dunford,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 30 Apr. 2020). Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 38.

[6] “William Dunford,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 30 Apr. 2020). Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 38.

[7] Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 39–41.

[8] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, 1867–1869, p. 60, line 9941, William Dunford and Melvina Caroline Blanche Whitney, 1 Oct. 1867, microfilm 1149515, DGS 7226456 (restricted access), FHL. Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 44. EBW, Diary, 1 Oct. 1874; 30 Sept. 1895.

[9] Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 45.

[10] Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 46.

[11] Ruth Nelson Baker, “The Story of William Dunford (1847–1891),” in The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story, 2nd ed. (Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 2006), 49–50.

[12] “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 106 (1891), William Dunford; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. “William Dunford,” Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Bear Lake Co., ID, Find a Grave, posted 30 Dec. 2009, memorial no. 46159595 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 30 Apr. 2020).