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John Roger Dunne (1884 - 1960)

John Roger Dunne
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 12 Nov 1912 (to 1960) in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United Statesmap
Died at age 76 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United Statesmap
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John Roger Dunne was born on May 4, 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, the son of Michael Joseph Dunne (1856–1945) and Mary Bridget McDerby (1857–1909). He was the fifth of their eleven children. [1]

In 1910, the Dunne family lived in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Michigan. John Dunne, 25, an electric company electrician, lived in the household of his widowed father, Michael J. Dunne, 52, born in Ireland, a gas company foreman, who immigrated to the United States in 1881 and was a naturalized citizen; and his eight other children. [2]

John R. Dunne (28) married Ethel M. Peters (19) (born November 23, 1892 in Ecorse, Wayne; daughter of Jean Baptiste Pitre (1846–1934) and Mary (Munck) Pitre (1856–abt. 1934)) on November 12, 1912 in Detroit, Wayne.[3]

On 12 September 1918, in Detroit, Michigan, John Roger Dunne, 34, registered for the WWI Draft. He lived with his wife, Ethel, atv32 Hosmer, Detroit. He worked as chief clerk for Detroit Edison Company. Dunne was of medium height and slender build, with gray eyes and black hair. [4]

In 1940, the Dunnes lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. They owned their house, valued at $4000; and had lived there for over five years. John R. Dunne, 54, born in Missouri, had completed two years of college. He was a proprietor, working in waterproof (?) sales. His wife, Ethel M. Dunne, 47, born in Michigan, had completed eighth grade. [5]

In 1942, John Roger Dunne registered for the WWII Draft. [6]

John Roger Dunne died in 1960 in Detroit. He is buried with his wife, Ethel M. (Peters) Dunne-Duprey, at Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan. [7]


  1. FamilySearch Person: LR1T-NLB
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 May 2023), John A Dunne in household of Michael J Dunne, St Louis Ward 26, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 408, sheet 16A, family 330, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 822; FHL microfilm 1,374,835.
  3. Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), John R. Dunne and Ethel M. Peters, 12 Nov 1912; citing Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, v 5 p 495 rn 89678, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,699
  4. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2021), John Roger Dunne, 1917-1918.
  5. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 January 2021), John R Dune, Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84-1001, sheet 2A, line 18, family 34, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1870.
  6. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2021), John Roger Dunne, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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