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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.

Census records provide the following details:

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.

Thanks,
Shelley
in Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA

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