Dugan Family Genealogy
Dugan Family Genealogy

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1. William Dugan - was born in 1831/1832 in Mahoning, Mercer Pennsylvania.
William married Frances Green. Frances was born in 1835/1836 in Penn..

William -

Census: 1860 RIchland, De Kalb, Co, Indiana
name age occupation born in
William Dugan 27 Day Labor Penn
Farancis Dugan 24   Penn
Sarah E. Dugan 3   Michigan
Flora A. Dugan 1   Indiana

Census: 1880 Auburn, De Kalb Co., Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
William Dugan self 48 PA Teamster PA PA  
Frances C. Dugan wife 44 PA Keeping House PA:PA    
Charles A. Dugan son 18 IN School Teacher PA PA  

email from Linda Matych - Aug 2007

Your William Dugan b. 1831 married to Frances Green was born in Mahoning, Mercer Pennsylvania. William is the son of Levi Dugan 1801 Penn and Sarah Davis. See the 1850 census for Mahoning. Levi and Sarah moved to Scott Twp. Steuben Indiana by 1860.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Sarah E. Dugan was born in 1856/1857 in Michigan.
ii.  Flora A Dugan was born in 1858/1859 in Indiana.
iii.  Charles Ambrose Dugan was born in 1861/1862 in Indiana and died in 1935 . See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Charles Ambrose Dugan - was born in 1861/1862 in Indiana and died in 1935 . He was the son of William Dugan and Frances Green.
Charles married Fannie B. Dorwin on 30 Jun 1890 in Decatur, Indiana. Fannie was born on 7 Nov 1862 in Indiana. She was the daughter of Thomas Tyron Dorwin and Samantha Naomi Porter. She died on 19 Nov 1959 . (Sources: - 1)

Charles -
Was Superindentent of Schools in 1890.

First National Bank of Decatur, Indiana

For 25 years the active management of the First National Bank of Decatur, Indiana was in the hands of Charles A. Dorwin. He was made the banks third president in 1922.
His efforts to make it one of the best banks possible were ably seconded by his directors and office force. Was president of the bank until his death in 1935.
It was the only bank in Decatur that remained open during the depression year of 1930. One of the other two banks was forced closed on Friday, June 13th, 1930. The other failed to open its doors the next day.

Living with his mother in law in 1900 Census

Census: 1900 Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana
name relation born age mar status born in father born mother born occupation
Samantha Dorwin head Apr 1837 63 Wd Ohio Penn Penn  
Hannah Goeders sister Spet 1832 67 Wd Ohio Penn Penn  
Charles A. Dugan son in law Feb 1862 38 md 10 Indiana Penn Indiana Banker
Fannie Dugan daughter Nov 1862 37 md 10 Indiana Ohio Ohio  
Frances D. Dugan g-daughter Apr 1891 9 s Indiana Indiana Indiana At school
Naomi Dugan g-daughter Sept 1894 5 s Indiana Indiana Indiana  
Dortha Dugan g-daughter May 1896 4 Indiana Indiana Indiana    
Cora B. Barber servant Feb 1880 20 S Ohio Ohio Ohio Servant

Census: 1920 Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana - 428 Monroe Ct.
name relation age born in father born mother born occupation  
Charles A. Dugan head 58 Indiana Indiana Indiana Banker  
Fanny D. Dugan wife 56 Indiana Indiana Ohio none  
Francis D. Dugan dau 25 Indiana Indiana Indiana college teacher  
Dorothy Dugan dau 22 Indiana Indiana Indiana high school teacher  
Helen K. Dugan dau 17 Indiana Indiana Indiana Student  
Ida Alerding servant 23 Indiana Germany Germany laborer - house  
Margaret Morton granddaughter 2 Illinois Wisconsin Indiana none  

Adams County Historical Museum

420 West Monroe Street, Decatur, Indiana
The Charles Dugan house is now the site of the Adams County Historical Museum. It was purchased at a public auction in 1968 for $17,250.00.
During the first year the museum was visited by some Dugan relatives, Mr. Louis and Mrs. ______ Haerle of La Jolla, Calif., Mrs. Dorothy Goodrich of New York City and Peggy Morton Kimabll with son and husband from Indianapolis. (excerpted from 1979 History of Adams County, Indiana)
(Sources: - 2 - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Francis D Dugan was born on 11 Apr 1891 in Indiana and died in Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana .

Francis - occupation: School teacher - was never married.
ii.  Naomi Porter Dugan was born on 22 Sep 1894 in Indiana and died about 1920 .
Naomi married Alexander Robert Morton on 17 Jun 1916 in Decatur, Indiana. Alexander was born on 7 Jun 1887 in Cambridge, Wisconsin. He is the son of Albert Edward Morton and Margaret Buchanan.

Naomi - died when her daughter Margaret was about 2.
See Morton family for children.
iii.  Dorothy Dugan was born on 28 May 1896 in Indiana. See #3. below.
iv.  Helen K. Dugan was born on 19 Dec 1902 in Indiana and died Dec 1978 . See #4. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Dorothy Dugan - was born on 28 May 1896 in Indiana. She is the daughter of Charles Ambrose Dugan and Fannie B. Dorwin.
Dorothy married Pierre Frist Goodrich on 17 Jul 1920 in Decatur, Adams, Indiana. Pierre was born on 10 Sep 1894. He is the son of James Putnam Goodrich.

Pierre - "Indianapolis attorney and patron of the arts". Created the Liberty Fund. His father was the Governer of Indiana and was nominated to be a Presidential candidate in 1920.

Pierre Frist Goodrich (1894-1973), A successful lawyer who, in 1960, established the Liberty Fund, for encouraging the study of his concept of an ideal society: a community composed of free and responsible persons. Goodrich’s concept was based on his belief that the ideal of such a society was threatened by the use of governmental powers – which thwarted liberty and corrupted both the wielder and the object of power. In an effort to enhance the mission of the Liberty Fund, he required all fund trustees to read and discuss classic texts at board meetings.
Notable American Philanthropists: A Biographical Encyclopedia - January 2000

Dorothy - occupation: High School Teacher -
i.  Anne Darwin Goodrich was born on 10 Oct 1925.
Anne married Prince Edmond Stanislas PONIATOWSKI. Prince Edmond was born in 1926. He is the son of Prince Stanislas Guillaume PONIATOWSKI and Aglaé Marie Louise de SAINTE-ALDEGONDE.

Prince Edmond - maker of the "Prince Poniatowski" label of wines.

Anne -

She changed her name from Nancy to Anne, I can't remember when. She married Prince Pontiatowski. The nupitals became widespread. I read about it in Time Magazine.
Letter from Margaret Morton KImball - Dec 2002
4. Helen K. Dugan - was born on 19 Dec 1902 in Indiana and died Dec 1978 . She was the daughter of Charles Ambrose Dugan and Fannie B. Dorwin.
Helen married Ralph Thomas Unkefer. Ralph was born in 1901. He is the son of Charles Faas Unkefer and Flora Doyle.
i.  Ralph Thomas Unkefer Jr

Ralph - (Unkefer Bros. Construction Co.). Residence in Philadelphia, PA He married Jane.
1 1979 History of Adams County, Indiana Dick D. Heller, Jr.
2 Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana John W. Tyndall and O. E. Lesh The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and NY, 1918

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