Dr. C. L. Dunn, one of the early settlers in Comanche county and one of the founders of the town of Nescatunga, died last Saturday at his home in Medicine Lodge, of blood poison, aged 34 years. The doctor incurred the case of blood poison in one of his hands from the practice of his profession several weeks ago and it gradually spread throughout his system until it caused death.
The deceased was well known in this county, having resided at Nescatunga for a couple of years prior to his removal to Medicine Lodge. In regard to his past career, we clip from the Medicine Lodge Index the following:
"Dr. Dunn was born September 23rd, 1853, at Abingdon, Washington county, Virginia. He was educated at Emery and Henry College. His medical course was at the University of Maryland, at Baltimore. He went south for his health, and afterwards practiced his profession in Texas, Old Mexico and Kansas. He went to Mexico in 1882, remained nearly two years, and then came to Kansas and located in Medicine Lodge. In the summer of 1884 he moved to Comanche County, and was one of the founders of the town of Nescatunga. He sold out his interest there and last year returned to Medicine Lodge and re-entered the practice of medicine. He was married March 4, 1879, to Miss Hattie A. Hammett, who survives him. He leaves two boys, Conn, aged 7, and Rex, aged ? years. His mother, sister and three brothers live in Virginia."
Nescatunga Enterprise, March 31, 1888.Died, at his residence in Medicine Lodge, Saturday morning, March 17th, 1888, of blood poisoning. Dr. Dunn was one of the founders of our city and resided here some three years, assisting materially in building up the city. He had many warm friends in this county who regret his early death.
DR. C. L. Dunn
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