Asa James Dunlap

Age: 60 years, 5 months, 28 days


DOB: April 6, 1891
Ashburn, IL, USA

DOD: October 4, 1951
Hammond, IN, USA

Son of John and Elmira (nee Hagens) Dunlap

Brother to: John H. (Netty Williamson), Harriett/Hattie, Elmira “Ella”, Roy Uriah (Eunice L. Cox), Mary (William F. Sutherland), Emma (Harry Scoonover), Ada M. (William C. Sunter), Samuel Jay, William, Julia (Frank J. Garrett), Dunlap

Husband of Rose W. (nee Hack) Dunlap, married July 12, 1919

Father to: Rose E. (Carl F. Morganthaler) Dunlap


Beecher Herald July 17, 1919


Matrimonial Hack-DunlapAbout forty relatives and friends witnessed a very pretty home wedding, Saturday afternoon, at the residence of Mr. C.J. Hack, 1132 Emerald Ave, Chicago Heights, when at 5 o’clock, his daughter, Miss Rose, was united in holy wedlock with Asa Dunlap, Rev. H. Parkinson of the St. Ambrose Episcopal Church officiating.

The groom’s sister, Miss Ella Dunlap, and Henry Haltenhof of Chicago, a cousin of the bride, were the attendants.

The bride was clad in a beautiful gown of white georgette and crepe de chine and wore a bridal veil. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses, while Miss Dunlap carried pink roses.

A lap luncheon was served to the relatives and friends, after which Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap departed on the 8:26 train for Muskegon, Michigan, where they will spend a week. The traveling suit of the bride was of navy, with which she wore a becoming hat of black.

The bride is the only daughter of C. J. Hack and is well and favorably known in Beecher, having lived here with her parents until a few years ago. She is a charming young lady and has many personal traits. The groom is a thriving young man, with a genial and pleasing disposition. He has a host of friends in Chicago Heights, with whom the Beecher friends join in wishing him and his bride all the joys of wedded life.

Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap will make their home with the bride’s father at Chicago Heights.

1930 Census shows Asa J. as a veteran of WW1 , Branch of Service unconfirmed, but believed to be the Army 




Rites Monday for Asa J. Dunlap, 60

Chicago Star Publication Oct. 5, 1951

Rites Monday for Asa J. Dunlap, 60Asa J. Dunlap, 60, of 18307 Oakwoods Avenue, Lansing, former Chicago Heights resident and theatre manager, died yesterday morning at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Hammond.
Funeral services are set for two p.m. Monday at the chapel at 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, where his body will lie in state from tomorrow noon. Interment will be at Beecher.
Born April 6, 1891, Mr. Dunlap came to Chicago Heights with his parents when he was three years old. At one time he was manager of the old Illinois theatre, now the Rio.
He was a charter member of American Legion Post 131 and a member of the Masonic lodge at Calumet City.
Mr. Dunlap was married July 12, 1919, to the former Miss Rose Hack, who survives him.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carl Morgenthalor of Lansing: six sisters, Miss Harriett and Miss Ella Dunlap of Chicago Heights, Mrs. William F. Sutherland and Mrs. Wiliam Sunter of Lawrence, Michigan, Mrs. Harry Scoonover of Steger and Mrs. Frank J. Garret of Midlothian: and one brother, Roy of Tucson, Arizona.


Hammond Times, October 5, 1951

Asa Dunlap, Hammond Times 10-5-1951Asa Dunlap, 60 of 18307 Oakwood Ave., Lansing, died yesterday in St. Margaret hospital.
Masonic services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Schroeder funeral home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, with Rev. Paul Schaeffer officiating. Burial will be in the Beecher cemetery.
He was a member of Arcadia Lodge 1138, F and A.M., Oriental Consistory and the Craft Club of the Continental Roll & Foundry Co., East Chicago. He was a past master of Arcadia lodge.
Survivors are the widow, Rose; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Morganthaler of Lansing; one brother Roy of Tucson, Arizona and six sisters, Misses Harriet and Ella Dunlap of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Emma Schoonover of Steger, Mrs. Adeline Sunter of Bangor, Michigan, Mrs. Mary Sutherland of Bangor, and Mrs. Julia Garret of Midlothian.

Editor’s Note: The Illinois Theatre was opened in 1914 and closed in 1922. It was reopened in 1937 as the Rio Theatre. According to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1945, the Rio Theatre seated 750 people. The Rio Theatre was closed in 1954 and was demolished in the early 1970’s.

Asa’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Wife: Rose W. Hack Dunlap
Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Charles J. Hack & Anna D. (Schroeder-Schmaedeke) Hack
Uncle & Aunt of wife: Herman Hack & Eva Friedricke Ruge Hack
Uncle & Aunt of wife: Henry Hack & Mary W. Beilfeldt Hack 
Uncle & Aunt of wife: William Haltenhof & Sophia Schmaedeke Haltenhof
Cousins of wife: Arthur Hack & Ethel E. Wehmhoefer Hack
Cousins of wife: Edmund C. Hack & Margareta B. Schwatz Hack



2 thoughts on “ASA JAMES DUNLAP

  1. Sister Julia Dunlap was my great grandmother married to Frank J Garrett. I am trying to find out more about them. I remember visiting Hattie when we were at Julia’s home in Midlothian.

    • I don’t have much more than I’ve posted here. I can check my files if you would like to contact me directly.
      Do you by chance have an old photo of Asa or Rose or maybe just an old family photo you could share with us?
      Sandra Lee Thielman

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