JAMES C. DUNSTAN
Honorable JAMES C. DUNSTAN, State Representative from
Houghton County, and one of the leading citizens and prominent politicians of the county,
residing at Dollar Bay, was born in 1847 in England, where he resided until 1869. He is a
son of the late John Dunstan, who was also born in England. John Dunstan became a mining
superintendent in Cornwall, England, prior to his death there in 1873. His widow died
there in 1900. They had a family of six children born to them, namely: William, who died
in 1867; John, of Calumet, Michigan; James C., our subject; Thomas, of Lake Linden,
Michigan; Kate, residing in England; and Annie, who died in that country. James C.
Dunstan came to America at the age of 22 years and supplemented his English education
with a normal school course at Ypsilanti, Michigan, and then engaged in school teaching.
This profession he followed for 15 years, in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. In 1888 he
located at Dollar Bay, Houghton County. In 1883 Mr. Dunstan married Elizabeth J. Daniell,
who is a daughter of Capt. William Daniell, of Calumet, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Dunstan
have one daughter, Edna, born in 1885. In politics Mr. Dunstan is a Republican and has
taken a very active part in public affairs. In 1902 he was chosen by his party as their
representative in the State Legislature. Fraternally Mr. Dunstan has long been a Mason,
and has attained to the 32nd degree. In religious belief he is an Episcopalian.
Source: Biographical Record, Houghton,
Baraga and Marquette Counties. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company, 1903.