Biography of Robert Dungan
Howard County, IN Biographies





ROBERT DUNGAN is the fifth of six children born to William and Elizabeth (Dawson) Dungan, both natives of West Virginia and of English descent. His parents came to Indiana in an early day, locating in Fayette County, where Robert was born December 15, 1834. He remained with his parents until he was twenty one years of age, working on the farm and attending the district schools. He began working at the plasterer's trade when he was fifteen years of age, and his first work was to plaster the Fayette County Court House. He came to Howard County in 1860 and located in the village of Tampico. Here he opened a general store, and in connection with this bought grain and wood. In the spring of 1871, he came to Kokomo and is at present working at his trade. Mr. Dungan was married in the spring of 1851, to Maria J. Halsey (deceased), a native of Ohio. Two children crowned this union, Laura and Alice, both deceased. He was married, April 13, 1857, to Sarah A. Halsey, a sister of his first wife. They have had four children - Martha C. (deceased), born July 12, 1858; Sornitia B. (deceased), born October 28, 1860; Robert E., born December 31, 1861, and one infant (deceased). He and his son Robert E. are both engaged working at the plasterer's trade, and are contracting very extensively. His son is also an expert at his profession. Mr. Dungan cast his first vote for the Democratic party, but is now one of the most active workers in the Republican ranks.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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