A Dunton Family Tradition Since 1996


Volume VI  Issue 1 Winter 2001
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Since this is the first issue of 2001, I thought that it would be a good idea to close out 2000 by listing family announcements that were not in past issues of The Dunton Times.  If you have additions, please email them to me and I will get them included.

"Announcements"  
Submit obituaries, marriage, military service, special events, birth announcements and prayer requests to keep us all up to date!


ENGAGEMENTS:

Mr. Christopher P. Dunton & Miss Emma McLaren (January 20, 2000)

Ken and Barbara Dunton are delighted to announce the engagement of their son, Christopher, to Emma, daughter of Sheila and Robert McLaren, of Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom.
(source: http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/00/jan21/news13.html )

BIRTHS: 

To Paris Dunton and Jeffrey Dodson, a boy was born at University Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 16, 2000
(source: http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/lv-other/2000/may/05/510220777.html )

Haley Rose Dunton was born October 6, 2000 to Dannielle and Mike Dunton, Hayden, Idaho
(source: http://www.ruralnorthwest.com/kootenai/peoplearch/991021.htm )

To James and Megan Dunton-Mahoney, a girl was born at Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, California on November 3, 2000.
(source: http://www.sacbee.com/family/announcements/nov00births.html )

OBITUARIES:

Edwin C. Dunton

FITCHBURG, MA Edwin C. Dunton, 78, formerly of Mariana Drive and Lake Worth, Fla., died Saturday, June 3, 1999 in Sippican Health Care Center, Marion, after a long illness. His wife, Rose B. (Pokela) Dunton, died in 1997. He leaves four sons, Dr. Edwin C. Dunton Jr. of Rochester, John Michaud of Westminster, David Michaud of Milford, Conn., and Paul Michaud of Orange; a daughter, Pam Vezina of Winchendon; three brothers, Alec Dunton of Hamstead, N.H., Robert Dunton of Winham, Maine, and Charlie Dunton of Newburg, Maine; a sister, Elizabeth Phillips of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was born in Bangor, Maine, son of Ernest and Dorothy (Cowan) Dunton, and lived in Fitchburg for many years. He wintered in Lake Worth, and summered in East Eddington, Maine. He graduated from Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine.
(source: http://library.northernlight.com/PN19990616140061862.html?cb=0&sc=0#doc )


John Dunton 

GRANBURY, TX John Dunton, 66, a mill work supervisor, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at his home.  Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wiley Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury. Dr. John Duncan will officiate. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. in Moore's Memorial Cemetery in Arlington.  Memorials: Charity of choice.

John Dunton was born May 21, 1933, in Fort Worth. He married Debbie Cates on June 5, 1982, in Arlington. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He lived in Joshua for 15 years and in Granbury for the past two years. He owned and operated Custom Win-Dor, Inc. in Fort Worth for 26 years. He worked for Payless Cashways in Fort Worth for the past seven years.

Survivors: Wife, Debbie Dunton of Granbury; sons, Roger Dunton of Haltom City, Scott Dunton of Grand Prairie and Robert Dunton of Fort Worth; daughters, Deanna Glatas of Azle and Susan Parks of Eagle, Iowa; brother, George Dunton of Midland; and five grandchildren.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Billie J. Dunton

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX Billie J. Dunton died Jan. 6, 2000. She was 66.  Survivors include four sons, Elton Dunton of Springfield, Tenn., David Dunton of San Antonio, and Tommy and John Dunton, both of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Linda Bailey of Corpus Christi and Barbara Young of Refugio; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.
(source: http://www.caller.com/2000/january/08/today/obituari/obituariestext.html )


Aamon G. Dunton, Sr.

WHITE STONE, VA Aamon G. Dunton, Sr. of White Stone, VA passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2000 at age 96.  He was the founder of Dunton, Simmons & Dunton in White Stone and a former U.S. adviser in the international fishing industry. He also served as a board member of several banks, insurance companies and fishing businesses.
(source: http://www.law.virginia.edu/lawweb/lawweb2.nsf/ & http://library.northernlight.com/PN20000216010043883.html?cb=0&sc=0#doc )


Perley Milton Dunton

EDGECOMB, ME Perley Milton Dunton, 92, Edgecomb, died March 28 at the Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor.  He was born here, a son of Fred and Mary Burnham Dunton.

Mr. Dunton managed a lumber mill for many years, and later a mill that made lobster-trap stock.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association.  His pastimes included hunting and camping at his camp in Plymouth, and tinkering on cars.

His wife, Edythe Merrill Dunton, died in 1993.  Surviving are a son, Albert of Leesburg, Fla.; two daughters, Marjorie Thompson of Florida and Joan Swift of Connecticut; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Williams of Edgecomb; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private burial will be in North Edgecomb Cemetery. Arrangements are by Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay.
(source: http://www.lcnews.maine.com/Obituaries/by_name.html?obituaries.title=Perley.20Milton.20Dunton )


Katherine Jane Paull

FRONT ROYAL, VA Katherine Jane Paull, 76, of Front Royal died Friday, March 31, 2000, at The Southerlands in Front Royal.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Paull was born June 25, 1923 in Lowell, Ma., daughter of Sewell and Katherine Jennison Dunton. She graduated from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. She was a retired portrait artist and a member of the Atlanta Portrait Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Albrecht of Front Royal and Judith McArthur of Hubbardston, Ma.; and one brother, Sewell Dunton, Jr. of San Diego, Calif.
(source: http://www.valleylife.net/sentinel/000406/obits.html )


Hunter Donald Dunton

LOWELL, VT Hunter Donald Dunton died prior to birth on Saturday, May 13, 2000 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was to be the son of Amber Burnham and Todd Dunton of Lowell. Funeral services will be held for the family privately, with burial in Eden Corners Cemetery.
(source: http://www.vtgenealogy.com/BFPObits52000.htm )


Harry Newton Dunton Jr.

NORFOLK, VA Harry Newton Dunton Jr., 80, died July 12, 2000. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Red Bank Cemetery, Marionville. Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, is in charge.
(source: http://library.northernlight.com/UU20000717050093442.html?cb=0&sc=0#doc )


Marie F. Dunton

Marie F. Dunton, 76, of Emmaus, died Sunday, Oct. 1, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Dunton. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Naomi (Lehr) Remaley.
(source: http://library.northernlight.com/UU20001004030000145.html?cb=0&sc=0#doc )


W. Howard "Dunty" Dunton

PORTSMOUTH, NH W. Howard "Dunty" Dunton, 86, of 158 Cabot St., passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, after a long illness.

Born Sept. 17, 1914, in Lewiston, Maine, he was the son of James and Myra (Trueman) Dunton. He was employed as a heavy-duty crane operator at the National Gypsum Co. and at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1976 after 23 years. He was a member of the Portsmouth Police Auxiliary for 27 years and retired as a sergeant.

He was an active member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception where he was a senior altar server. He was on Team 2 of the Immaculate Conception Soup Kitchen and volunteered at the Thrift Shop for many years. He was also a member of the Secular Order of Franciscans.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Pauline (Paquette) Dunton; two daughters, Ann Sullivan of Portsmouth, and Pamela Rice of Hawaii; two sons, David Dunton of New Jersey, and James Dunton of Barrington; two stepsons, Robert Curran of Bellevue, Neb., and Richard Curran of Shapleigh, Maine; one sister, Mary Sims of North Carolina; three brothers, James Dunton of Portsmouth, Robert Kinch of Gibsonton, Fla., and Ralph Kinch of Portsmouth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Ursula Hogan.
(Source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/2000news/11_3obit.htm )


William Banks "Pete" Dunton 

COLUMBIA, SC Memorial services for William Banks "Pete" Dunton, 44, of Columbia, were held Wednesday, December 20, 2000 in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

Mr. Dunton, husband of Joyce Hammond Dunton, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000. Born in Charlotte, he was a son of William Alfred Dunton and the late Peggy Elizabeth Lewis Dunton. A local resident for most of his life, he was employed by Auto Safety Glass of Columbia.

Surviving are his wife of Columbia; father of West Columbia; stepdaughter, Kimberly Carpenter of Columbia; stepson, Dalton Carpenter of Columbia; sisters, Janet Oliver of Greensboro, N.C., Kay Dunton of Cayce, and Lynda Young of York, Maine; brothers, Pat Dunton of Houston, Texas and Robbie Dunton of Little Mountain; maternal grandparents, Troy and Beatrice Lewis of Charlotte, and his paternal grandmother, Gladys Middleton of Chapin.
(source:
http://thestate.pni.philly.com/content/columbia/2000/12/21/obits/dunton_william.htm & http://www.news-record.com/news/obits/1079229.htm )


MILESTONES, EVENTS, AWARDS

BARNSTABLE, MA Marcus J. Dunton a firefighter with Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services, has graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's 55-day Recruit Firefighting Program.
(source: http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/08-31-00-news/villages.html )

David S. Dunton and Robert W. Dunton both were winners in the State of Maine's 2000 Turkey Permit Lottery.  Congratulations!
(source: http://janus.state.me.us/ifw/hunt/h-turklot.htm )


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"Life On The Farm"
Being a brief, regular accounting of the events from life on the Victor Hugo Dunton farmstead in Oregon

Last month I optimistically wrote that the rainy season would bring about more spare time to dedicate to family history and working on the "Dunton Homesite". That has not been the case.

With the holidays, running kids around to various activities, and the responsibilities associated with growing a business and running a farm, the days and nights were as full as ever.  Life here on the farm seems to be anything but laid back.

As this is written, our temperatures are still regularly dropping below freezing.  Yet the garden season is just around the corner.  A lot of gardeners in warmer climates are already beginning to plant their "spring" gardens.  We are starting to plant longer season varieties indoors in pots.

I have been writing this column for quite a few years now.  Several regular readers have asked if I had more pictures of the farm to share.  I am happy to say that I have posted a virtual tour of part of the farm on the "Dunton Farms" section of VictorySeeds.com.  You can view the tour by clicking here.

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Take care, slow down, live life, and may the Lord bless and protect you and your family.

Mike Dunton - 2/8/01

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