Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


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Wife #1 Lillian SMETHERS,
Wife #2 Mrs. Alice (DAVIS) McReynolds

Son of George F. DUNNUCK

  Sources: History of Leavenworth County KANSAS publ 1921 by Jesse A. Hall and Hand. pages 337-339  

A. G. DUNNUCK, president of the Dunnuck Manufacturing Company of Leavenworth, Kansas, is an enterprising business man who is meeting with well merited success and conducts a thriving manufacturing plant.

The Dunnuck Manufacturing Company was established in 1916 in Concordia, Kansas, and on September 1, 1917 it was moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, where it is located at the corner of Shawnee and Main streets. This firm manufactures the inventions of its founder and president, Mr. Dunnuck. The different articles are a combination two, three and four horse wagon evener, a four and five horse plow evener, tractor hitches, second binder hitches, radiator screens for tractor and road surfacing machines.

A. G. DUNNUCK was born in Fairbury, Nebraska, November 16, 1866 a son of George F. and Eunice (Timmons) DUNNUCK, both natives of Indiana. Eunice (Timmons) DUNNUCK by a former marriage to John H. Crowell had one son John Henry CROWELL who now lives in Indiana. Mrs. DUNNOCK died in 1880, when thirty-eight years of age.

George F. DUNNUCK was a veteran of the Civil War serving throughout the last year of the war. He came to Kansas in 1866, stopping a short time in Washington County Kansas, then he went on to Fairbury, Nebraska, locating on the ground that is now the townsite of Fairbury. In 1867, he returned to Kansas on account of the Indian scare. He located near Fort Sneadajohn, where he would receive its protection. He homesteaded land and built a log cabin; he hewing the shingles from the cottonwood trees growing along the Little Blue River. The blocks were boiled in water to remove the sap and make them pliable for cutting into shingles. This homestead was their home until 1901, when it was sold and a farm was purchased near the county seat in Washington County. He died in January, 1917, at Morrowville, KS.

Mr. and Mrs. George DUNNUCK were the parents of eleven children, as follows:

W.J. Washington, Kansas;
S. K., deceased;
George M., deceased;
Franklin J., deceased;
A. G., the subject of this review;
Mrs. Margaret Smethers, deceased;
Minnie L. Kemper, Washington, Kansas;
E. A., Atchison, Kansas;
Mrs. Eunice V. Hide, Flagler Colorado;
Harvey H. deceased;
Nora M. deceased.

A. G. DUNNUCK was reared on his father's homestead in Washington County, Kansas, and attended school in the log cabin of his day. The means of transportation and labor was the sturdy oxen and Mr. Dunnuck mastered the art of driving ox teams. He handled four yoke of oxen hitched to a twenty-four inch breaking plow and turned the virgin soil. When he was twenty years of age he followed farming for himself, two years later engaged in the livery business at Oketo, Kansas. He then returned to Washington County and bought grain at a side track know as Spencer's Switch on his father's farm. Later, Mr. Dunnuck was employed by the Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company of Beatrice, Nebraska. He remained there for eight years, commencing as a common laborer, promoted to foremanship and the last two years as traveling salesman. He left their employ in 1908 and took up a claim in western Kansas. While here he perfected some of this patents and began their manufacture in a blacksmith shop. He organized the Dunnuck Manufacturing Company and its business has increased year by year. So far they have been unable to supply the demand for their goods.

A.G. DUNNUCK was first married December 4 1890 to Lillian SMETHERS, a daughter of Jonas and Mary SMETHERS. Mrs. Dunnuck died in Beatrice Nebraska, December 10, 1905. To this union two daughters were born: Gladys L., wife of Joseph DAWES, of Thomas County Kansas, and Bertha N., wife of A. M. LUKENS, Melbourne, Florida.

Mr. Dunnuck and Mrs. Alice McReynolds were united in marriage and they had two children born to them: Fern, at home, and Spencer A. who died at the age of eighteen months, and is buried at Stockton, Kansas. Mr. DUNNUCK has a granddaughter, Bessie Lillian DAWES. Mrs. Alice (McReynolds) DUNNUCK is the daughter of Spencer and Lydia Davis, natives of Iowa, whose home is near Moulton.

In the many years of a busy life Mr. Dunnuck has also been engaged in the grocery and implement business. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Concordia, Kansas.


Lillian SMETHERS brother Harvey M. SMETHERS wed Margaret "Rosella" DUNNUCK, sister to A.G. DUNNUCK See M Rosella's biography for information on the SMETHERS family. (Harvey was born in Lee Co. IL in 1863)


Summary of family from the Percy SMETHERS biography . History of Gage County, 1918

Parents: Josiah Smethers (b. PA) and wife Mary Hill
Children born in Lee County IL.
Family then moved to Gage County, NB. 1878
8 children. .....

Of their eight children five are living:

Cinderella is the wife of B. C. Burkett, a retired farmer residing in the village of Odell, this county;
Percy J., of this review, is the next younger;
Harvey M. is prominently identified with mercantile enterprise in the city of Beatrice;
James is employed as a skilled iron worker in the same city; and
Oscar Leon resides in Wyoming.