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David B. Dunkel 1857

David B. Dunkel (born 1857)
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I've "rescued" an old photograph of David B. DUNKEL of Shamokin, PA which was taken on 12 Apr 1899 at the M. Thomas Studio in Shamokin, PA. In addition to his name, some has also written "Clay's Father" on the front of the photograph. I would guess that David was in his 40's at the time the photograph was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding David and his family:

David B. DUNKEL or DUNKLE was b. 1857 or 1858 in Ohio to parents Samson John DUNKLE (b. 1827) and Elizabeth STEWART (b. 1825). David was one of six children born to this couple including, David B.; Lizzie; Harriet; Mary Levina; John H.; and Richard G. DUNKLE, all born between 1857 and 1866. David married Rebecca J. DUNKLE (b. 1862) and together the couple had four children including, Alta or Atta E.; Boyd S.; Roy S.; and Clay H. DUNKLE, all born between 1886 and 1891 in Pennsylvania.

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1870 census of Lock Haven, PA:

Simon DUNKLE, age 45, a Coal Dealer, born PA
Elizabeth DUNKLE, age 35, born PA
David DUNKLE, age 15, born OH
Lizzie DUNKLE, age 12, born OH
Mary DUNKLE, age 9, born OH
William DUNKLE, age 3, born PA

1880 census of Williamsport, PA:

S. J. DUNKLE, age 55, a Lumber Dealer, born PA, parents born PA
Elizabeth DUNKLE, wife, age 46, Keeping House, born OH, parents born PA
David B. DUNKLE, son, age 23, a Laborer, born OH
Lizzie DUNKLE, dau, age 21, born OH
Mary DUNKLE, dau, age 18, born OH
William DUNKLE, son, age 12, born PA
Elizabeth DUNKLE, mother, age 82, born PA, parents born PA/NJ
Sophia C. DUNKLE, sister, age 45, born OH, parents born PA

1900 census of Williamsport, PA:

David B. DUNKEL, age 43, born Jan 1857, married 16 years, born OH, parents born PA/OH, an Iron Dealer
Rebecca J. DUNKEL, wife, age 37, born Apr 1863, married 16 years, 4 children/4 living, born PA, parents born Ireland
Alta E. DUNKEL, dau, age 14, born Aug 1885, born PA, at School
Boyd S. DUNKEL, son, age 12, born Oct 1887, born PA, at School
Henry C. DUNKEL, son, age 9, born Mar 1891, born PA, at School
Roy s. DUNKEL, son, age 4, born May 1896, born PA

1910 census of Williamsport, PA:

David B. DUNKLE, age 52, married 26 years, born OH, parents born PA, a Coal Retail Merchant
Rebecca J. DUNKLE, wife, age 48, married 26 years, 4 children/4 living, born PA, parents born Ireland
Alta E. DUNKLE, dau, age 24, born PA, a Dairy Store Clerk
Boyd S. DUNKLE, son, age 23, born PA, a Steel Mill Laborer
Clay H. DUNKLE, son, age 19, born PA
Roy S. DUNKLE, son, age 12, born PA

1920 census of Williamsport, PA:

David DUNKLE, age 65, born OH, parents born PA, a Coal and Coke Wholesaler
Rebecca DUNKLE, wife, age 57, born PA, parents born Ireland
Henry C. DUNKLE, son, age 28, born PA, a Coal and Coke Wholesaler
Roy S. DUNKLE, son, age 22, born PA, a Pugilist

I’m hoping to locate someone from this DUNKLE or DUNKEL Family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Date & Place: in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 17872, United States

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In 1857, in the year that David B. Dunkel was born, on December 16th, a 7.0 earthquake struck the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Southern Italy. It had a maximum Mercalli intensity of 11 (Extreme) and killed about 10,000 people..

In 1969, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1973, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1988, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1993, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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