Ralph Dunham Son-in-law M 26 Kansas Mechanic-Automobile
Ruth Dunham Daughter F 19 Illinois
Ralph Dunham Grandson M 3 Kansas
Stanly Dunham Grandson M 1 Kansas
Christopher C Clark Father M 74 Missouri
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1926 Nov. 25 passed away in Wichita, Kansas (suicide). Burried at Sunset Lawns Cemetery El Dorado Butler County Kansas, USA
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The following is from The Topeka Daily Capital, dated Nov. 27, 1926;
"YOUNG WIFE KILLS SELF"
Mrs. Ruth Dunham drinks poison after quarrel with husband.
Mrs. Ruth Dunham, 26, of 703 Buchanan street, ended her life Thursday night by taking strychnine in her husband's auto repair shop at 1117 West Sixth avenue. Her body was found by her husband, Ralph Dunham, early yesterday morning.
Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Dunham went to Melvern to spend Thanksgiving with Dunham's sister, Mrs. H. I. Whitney. While in Melvern Mr. and Mrs. Dunham had a disagreement. While Dunham and his brother, Earl Dunham, went hunting, Mrs. Dunham returned to Topeka. Before taking poison, she wrote a letter to the effect that her husband did not love her any more.
The body will be taken to El Dorado, Kan., for burial."
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2ZX-F9Y : accessed 8 January 2018), Ruth L Armour in household of Harry Armour, Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 4B, family 87, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 456; FHL microfilm 1,374,469.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFX9-MQW : accessed 8 January 2018), Stanly Dunham in household of Harry Armour, Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States; citing ED 150, sheet 10B, line 89, family 281, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 550; FHL microfilm 1,820,550.