Biography of Martin W. Dungan
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





MARTIN W. DUNGAN, London, the oldest dealer in furniture, was born in that city December 25, 1843. He is a son of John Dungan, whose sketch can be found elsewhere in this volume. His mother's maiden name was Susan Blue. Our subject was reared in London, and has always resided there. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the Fortieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Col. Crainor, of Darke County, commanding, and served two years. He then reenlisted in the One Hundred and Tenth Regiment, serving a like term, and was honorably discharged in June, 1865. During this latter period of service, he participated in the battle of the Wilderness; witnessed Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, and came very near seeing Johnston's surrender. He returned home and assisted his father in the hardware trade until 1874, when he purchased the furniture stock and trade of his two brothers. Le Roy and Jehial (the latter now deceased), and was a partner of his father until 1878, since which time the firm has been Dungan & Watson, the latter member being Algiers Watson, Cashier of the London Exchange Bank. The firm have met with very good success. Mr. Dungan is a member of the Masonic Lodge, Chapter and Council of London. and Mt. Vernon Commandery. No. 1, Knights Templar, of Columbus. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and its Board of Stewards, and connected with the American Legion of Honor. Mr. Dungan was married, August 12, 1867, to Mary, daughter of George W. Lohr. Of their five children, four are living - Minnie, Emmett, Bessie and Frazia. Mrs. Dungan is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal denomination. Mr Dungan is Republican in politics, and at present one of the Trustees of Union Township.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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