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Mrs. Clarence L. Dunham Dies in California Home

Maye Schick was born in Lincoln county, Nebr., May 15, 1877 and passed away Sept. 6, 1939, at 4 o’clock in a Los Angeles hospital. She married Clarence L. Dunham on Feb. 16, 1898, and came to Farnam as a bride, where they made their home for several years. They moved to Holdrege and later moved to Eustis. In the fall of 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Dunham moved to Arcadia, Calif., where they have since resided.

Mr. and Mrs. Dunham were popular in the community life in Farnam during the years they lived here, and whenever visiting in Farnam since then they have been greeted with a warm welcome by their old time friends.

The following is taken from the Arcadia (Calif.) Bulletin:

"In the twenty years of residence, Mrs. Dunham identified herself with worthwhile developments of community life, and had a very responsible part in several organizations of the city. Largely through her efforts, chapter CK, P. E. O., was organized in 1921, and was its first president, serving for two years.

"Mrs. Dunham was president of the Women’s club of Arcadia for four years, in 1922-23 and again in 1924-26. She held the only life membership in the club, it having been bestowed upon her in appreciation of her splendid leadership.

"She was a charter member of Arcadia Chapter O. E. S., organized 1926, and was the first secretary of the chapter. The ladies aid society and the missionary society of the Community church claimed much of her time and attention in the early years of her live here, having filled the office of president of the aid society and lesser offices in both.

"For the past several years, Mrs. Dunham was in poor health and was forced to retire from active participation in many organizations which she helped to build. She leaves her husbnd, Clarence L. Dunham; a brother, Fred of Holdrege, Nebr. A daughter, Dorothy, died in 1918 at the age of 17, at the time the family lived at Eustis.

"Services were held in the Chapel on Saturday at 2:00 p. m. Interment was made in the Mountain View cemetery at Monrovia."

The Farnam Echo 56(2*):1, Thursday, 14 September 1939

*printed as No. 3, a typographical error



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