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Newspaper Article Regarding Mary Jane Doran Dunlap 80th Birthday and 1909 Family Reunion

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Shelby County Republican
July 15, 1909

Nearly one hundred people gathered at the Dunlap farm Tuesday to celebrate Mrs. Mary J. Dunlap’s eightieth birthday. The weather was fine and the day was spent in visiting and merry making. Dinner lasted all the afternoon. There were present three of her brothers, one sister, one son and six daughters, besides a host of grandchildren and other relatives, also many neighbors. Another sister, Mrs. J. M. Holler, and her husband of Yelton, Okla., arrived one day late having been delayed by washouts and wind storms. All present enjoyed the day and the dinner and wish Mrs. Dunlap many returns of the day. The list of those present is too long to print, owing to limited space, but friends and relatives were present from Spartin, Ill., Fairview, Okla., Isabel, Kan., Henry Ill., Hartford, S. D., Scotland, S. D., Troy, S. D., Aral, S. D., and Farragut, Manilla, Smithland, Avoca, Dow City, Botna and Irwin, Iowa.

Article provided by the wonderful people at the Harlan Community Library.

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Written by Michael S. Doran

March 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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