Born: Ap­ril 18, 1844, Bus­ti, New York.

Died: Ap­ril 10, 1920, Grin­nell, Io­wa.

Buried: Ha­zel­wood Ce­me­tery, Grin­nell, Io­wa.


David was the son of Al­vin Way and Lou­i­sa Slay­ton, and hus­band of Ma­ril­da Eli­za Ril­la Dun­ton.

During the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war, he served in Com­pa­ny F, 28th Io­wa In­fan­try. He caught a se­vere case of mea­sles, and aft­er los­ing 75 pounds, he was me­di­cal­ly dis­charged in Vicks­burg, Mis­sis­sip­pi, in June 1863.

He taught hund­reds of vi­o­lin stu­dents, and played first vi­o­lin with the Grin­nell Col­lege Or­ches­tra.

He ap­par­ent­ly owned a mu­sic store in Syr­a­cuse, Ne­bras­ka, as of 1889.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Way (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?