John Werner, Scarsdale, NY, is the winner!
Suther A. Dunlap is the answer for Number 534 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Born in Canada
Tuesday: Homesteaded near Juliaetta
Thursday: Traded and bought land to move to Orofino
Friday: Buried in Orofino
Saturday: Left a large posterity
Monday: Raised cattle
Tuesday: Knights of Pytheus
Wednesday: Sang in a choir
Thursday: Grew cherries
Friday: Was vice president of the Clearwater River Fruit Growers' Union
Saturday: Hauled a load of lumber for the first school in Orofino
Monday: Sold fruit and ornamnetal trees
Tuesday: Involved in the community
Wednesday: A street with his name
Thursday: Wife named Jeannette
Friday: Daughter married a Shriver
Suther Archibald Dunlap was born June 3, 1854 in Nova Scotia, Canada. and died June 4, 1937, just one day after his 83rd birthday. He and his wife, Jeannette are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Orofino, but that doesn't begin to tell his story.
The couple homesteaded near Juliaetta after moving from Canada, but they wanted to have more of what today might be called a 'truck farm', so they traded and bought land to come to Orofino. They raised cattle, had an orchard including cherry trees and grew other produce sold locally. He was also the vice president of the Clearwater River Fruit Growers Union and sold fruit and ornamental trees, according citations in newspapers of the time.
He sang in a choir that performed for Memorial Day services in 1904 and was an officer in the Knights of Pytheus. He hauled one of the loads of lumber for the first schoolhouse in Orofino. There is a road that bears the family name 'Dunlap' that goes to Orofino Junior/Senior High School and beyond to a residential area.
Suther and Jeanette had three sons and a daughter, Edith. Edith married Ralph Shriver who came from another pioneer family in Clearwater County. They left quite a posterity, some remain in Oroifno.
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