Randolph County, Indiana
Ernest Milton Dunn
There is no
positive rule for achieving success, and yet in the life of the successful man
there is always lessons which might well be followed. The man who gains prosperity
is he who can see and utilize the opportunity that comes in his path, so he who
succeeds in a professional career must have the tact and courage to grasp
opportunities in an instant when they arise and know how to make the most of
them. He must also be willing to work persistently and remain a deep student
throughout his career, for there is so much to learn in any line that one must
forever keep at it, be a fearless and independent thinker and have the courage
of one's convictions. Such briefly describes Ernest Milton Dunn, a
successful young lawyer of Union City, Randolph county.
Mr. Dunn was
born November 10, 1878, in Randolph county, Indiana. He is a son of William
H. and Delilah (Dailey) Dunn. The father is a retired farmer living in
Union City. The mother is a daughter of Charles Dailey. John S. Dunn,
the paternal grandfather, was among the well-known pioneers of Randolph county
and here he lived and died. He married Elsie Sweet, who died many years
ago. The Dunns have been among the prominent and influential families in
this locality for several generations and have played well their parts in the
general development of Randolph county.
Ernest M. Dunn grew to manhood on the home farm, where he assisted
with the general work when he became of proper age, and during the winter
months he attended the district schools. Early in life he began the study of
law and he completed his law course in the University of Valparaiso, where he
made a good record, and he was admitted to the bar during the May term of
court, 1909, and soon thereafter formed a partnership with Bert E. Woodbury
at Union City, under the firm name of Dunn & Woodbury, which
continues at this writing. Their business is rapidly increasing and it is one
of the best and most successful firms of the younger attorneys of the county.
Dunn deserves a great deal of credit for what he has accomplished in a
professional way, for he is purely a self-made man, starting at the bottom of
the ladder and forging ahead without assistance. He taught school for five
years and worked at the carpenter's trade for six years and in that manner
acquired the means whereby he could educate himself in the law. He is a
persistent and earnest worker, making all other interests subservient to those
of his clients, who are rapidly
increasing, in view of his ability as an attorney and his high standing as a
citizen. He is at this writing deputy prosecuting attorney of Randolph county
and is discharging his duties in a highly acceptable manner to all concerned.
Politically he is a Progressive, and in religious matters he belongs to the
Christian church. He is secretary of the Federal Club, of Union City
Mr. Dunn was married on January 31, 1914, to Miss Doris L.
Robinson of Indianapolis, a daughter of John Robinson. Mrs. Dunn
is a graduate of the elocution department of the University of Valparaiso,
Indiana, and was a successful high school teacher for a period of nine years at
Bremen and Woodville, Ohio.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
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