Frederick Warren Nunn

by Netta Mullin


Seventeen years of practice and the exercise of his individual skill and abilities have brought Frederick Warren Nunn the rank of effective leadership in the dental profession of Crittenden County. He is a man widely known for his other interests, including an effective share in the agricultural and horticultural development of his home county.

Doctor Nunn was born in Henderson County, Kentucky, October 25, 1877. The family is of Scotch origin, but was established in Virginia in Colonial days. His grandfather, Hugh W. Nunn, was a native of Kentucky, belonged to a pioneer family of Henderson County, and spent his active life there as a farmer. M. Y. Nunn, father of Doctor Nunn was born in Henderson County in 1851 and is now living with his son Frederick W. at Marion. Until he retired at Marion in 1912 his interests and activities were identified with the handling of an extensive farming proposition in Henderson County. He is a democrat, and a very faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He married Sallie E. Denton, who was born in Henderson County in 1854 and died at Marion in 1916. Of their three children Frederick W. is the youngest. Clarence, the oldest, spent his active life as a farmer and died at the age of forty-two in Daviess County. Olga, the only daughter, is the wife of Eugene Sights, an oil operator living at Fowlerton, Texas.

Frederick W. Nunn acquired his early training in the rural schools of Henderson Couiity, and as a youth acquired considerable proficiency in farm labor and management. In 1903 he received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisville College of Dentistry, and since that date has been busily engaged in his profession at Marion. His offices are in the Mc Connell Wiggin Building on Carlisle Street. He is a member of the State and National Dental Societies and is now serving as dental examiner for returned soldiers in Crittenden County, having been appointed to that office by the dental supervisor of the Seventh District at Cincinnati.

Doctor Nunn is a democrat, is a steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and fraternally is affiliated with Bigham Lodge No. 256, A. F. and A. M., at Marion, Blackwell Lodge No. 57, Knights of Pythias, Rosewood Camp No. 22, Woodmen of the World, and Marion Chapter of the Eastern Star. Doctor Nunn's efforts as a farmer and fruit grower are expended on his farm of 120 acres a mile south of Marion. Forty acres of this farm is devoted to an extensive apple orchard. He has his modern suburban home on that farm, and owns considerable other real estate in Marion. He is also president of the National Farm Loan Association of Crittenden County.

In1900 in Henderson County, Doctor Nunn married Miss Mary Louise Harris, a daughter of B. L. and Sallie (Cromwell) Harris. Her father was a farmer and died in 1919, and her mother is living at Coryden, Kentucky. The three children of Doctor and Mrs. Nunn are: N. Y., named for his grandfather, born August 31, 1902 now a student in the Elkton Training School; Frederick Bruce, born May 9, 1906, attending the public schools of Marion; and Mary Charlotte, born June 29, 1909, also attending the Marion schools.

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