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.