Ella Louise Hodson
b. October 1858, d. 23 March 1942
- Ella Louise Hodson was born in October 1858 in East Shelby, Orleans County, New York.
- She married Oscar R. Dunning.
- Oscar R. Dunning and Ella Louise Hodson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, at 70 Adam Street. Other members of the household included Stella A. Dunning, Fred Stephen Dunning and Roland L. Dunning. Also in the household was widow Electa Van Colt (age 79), identified as an aunt.
- Oscar R. Dunning and Ella Louise Hodson appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, at 21 Franklin Avenue. Other members of the household included Stella A. Dunning and Roland L. Dunning.
- Ella Louise Hodson became a widow at the 12 October 1918 death of her husband Oscar R. Dunning.
- The following appeared on 16 October 1918 in the Lockport Union Sun & Journal: Oscar R. Dunning, a former resident of Lockport, died on Saturday morning, Oct. 12th, in East Concord, N. Y., after a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia, aged 63 years. Besides his wife, Ella L. Dunning, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Stella A. McNall of Buffalo, two sons, Fred S. of Niagara Falls, N. Y., Roland L. of Great Lakes, Ill., one sister, Mrs. Etta Tildsley of San Francisco, Cal., and one brother William Dunning of Jackson, Mich.
Mr. Dunning was born in Rochester, N. Y., in the year of 1855. For fifteen years during his residence in Lockport he was employed by the government postoffice as mail carrier, after which he accepted a position with the Transmission Ballbearing Plant of Buffalo. For the past four years he has worked on the Homestead farm in East Concord, where he died.
Mr. Dunning attended the East Avenue Congregational Church and was a staunch member of Constellation Lodge, I.O.O.F.
The remains were brought to Lockport where short services were conducted on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. J. W. Bailey. The bearers were Messrs. Ira McCoy, William James, Charles Lansom, William Collins, William Brown and Frank Chase. The body was interred in the family lot in Cold Springs cemetery.
- Ella Louise Hodson died on 23 March 1942 at age 83 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 23 March 1942 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: (Lockport) Mrs. Ella L. Dunning, widow of Oscar R. Dunning, 156 Vine street, died today after an illness of several months. She was born in East Shelby, Orleans county, but resided most of her life here. She was a member of Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 84, and the Plymouth Congregational church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. M. J. McNall, of this city; two sons, Fred S. Dunning, of Niagara Falls, and Roland L. Dunning, of Lockport, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Compton, of this city.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Taylor and Reynolds funeral home here with interment in Cold Springs cemetery.
- The following appeared on 23 March 1942 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Mrs. Ella L. Dunning, widow of the late Oscar R. Dunning, passed away on Monday morning, March 23, 1942. She is survived by one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Morse McNail, Roland L. Dunning of Lockport and Fred S. Dunning of Niagara Falls, one sister, Mrs. Harry Compton of Lockport, five grandsons and one great-grandson. The funeral will be held from Taylor & Reynolds Funeral home, Niagara at Transit street, at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery.
- The following appeared on 29 July 1957 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Superintendent of Mails Roland L. Dunning, 64, of 114 LeVan Ave., died Sunday (July 28, 1957) in Buffalo Veterans Hospital. He had been suffering from a heart ailment since February.
A Navy veteran of World War I, Mr. Dunning was appointed postal clerk May 24, 1920. He served in that capacity until three years ago when he was designated foreman of carriers.
Temporarily appointed Nov. 2, 1956 as superintendent of mails, he received his permanent appointment Dec. 22. He succeeded Raphael G. Finn, retired. Mr. Dunning was mails superintendent for two months before becoming ill. He had been on sick leave since February.
A Lockport native, he was born Aug. 9, 1892, the son of Oscar R. and Ella Louise Hodson Dunning. He was a member of Red Jacket Lodge 646, F&AM.
Surviving are his wife, the former Grace M. Eaton; a brother, Fred S. Dunning, Largo, Fla; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., where services will be held Wednesday morning at 11. Burial will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Red Jacket Lodge will conduct Masonic rites tomorrow evening at 7.
- Last Edited: 26 Dec 2013