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Walton B. DUNN

Male 1917 - 2010  (92 years)


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  • Name Walton B. DUNN 
    Born 18 Nov 1917  Christmasville, Carroll, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 15 Jan 1920  Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Civil District 16
    Census Apr 1930  Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Civil District 16
    Residence 1 Jun 2005  Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 4 Oct 2010  Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Religion Baptist 
    Died 4 Oct 2010  Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • in North Mississippi Medical Center
    Buried 7 Oct 2010  Lee Memorial Park, Verona, Lee, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I44222  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2014 

    Father William Walton DUNN,   b. 25 Jan 1865, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1948, McKenzie, Carroll, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Nancy Elizabeth BLACKBURN,   b. 19 Nov 1876, Graves County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1945, McKenzie, Carroll, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1895  [6
    Family ID F29504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Natalie BLACKSHER,   b. 20 Feb 1921, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 2010, Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1941  [1
    Children 
    +1. Walton B. DUNN, Jr.
    +2. W. David DUNN
    +3. Daryl W. DUNN
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F29480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Jan 1920 - Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Apr 1930 - Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • “Walton secured his first job at age 9 when his father gave him his first small mule and plow, and he soon learned that he did not want to be a farmer. He graduated from McKenzie High School in McKenzie, Tenn., and worked a short while for Kroger Grocery, then took a job with Western Electric Company and made his way to Biloxi the summer of 1941 where he met his wife-to-be, Natalie Mary Ann Blacksher. Walton and Natalie married Dec. 25, 1941. When the United States entered World War II, Walton worked in two shipyards as a foreman in charge of gyroscopes on Navy fighting ships with a full deferment from military draft because his job was important to the nation's defense. Feeling the need to fight for his country, Walton joined the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and served in the 1st Marine Division and with it invaded Okinawa on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1944. Walton was seriously wounded in the push to take Shuri Castle the end of May and was evacuated to Guam before returning to fight again. After Japan surrendered he served in Northern China before returning to the States.

      “Soon after returning from WWII, Walton joined Southern Bell Telephone Company and moved into management in 1950. He served as Plant Manager in Biloxi and Jackson and District Plant Manager for the Tupelo District from 1964-1973. Walton finished his work with South Central Bell Telephone Company from 1973-1981 as Safety Supervisor and Staff Specialist after over 37 years of service. He was a member Calvary Baptist Church of Tupelo, the Civitan Club and Pioneers telecommunications volunteer organization. He was also a longtime supporter of the Boys Scouts of America.” [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1143] Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

    2. [S82] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011), Issue State: Tennessee; Issue Date: Before 1951.

    3. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Weakley County, Tennessee, ED 151, p. 5B, line 68.

    4. [S15] Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Weakley County, Tennessee, ED 25, p. 1B, line 99.

    5. [S2033] Flowers left for Lucille Haise, Find A Grave.

    6. [S2035] Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Christmasville (Carroll County), Carroll County, Tennessee, USA, Find A Grave, 29 Apr 2014.


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