Lorena "Rena" Dunning Clingman


April 25, 2024

The Desire Tobey Sears Chapter NSDAR recently honored the late Lorena Dunning Clingman with their "Women in American History Award." Clingman was a long-time educator in Superior. The award was given at the chapter's April 15 meeting held at the Superior Public Library.

"Rena" as she was known, was born on Jan. 7, 1883, in Polk County, Nebraska, to William and Lydia Coleman Dunning. She grew up in Polk and Butler Counties north and west of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Her parents had married in Guthrie, Iowa, on Sept. 6, 1880, but they moved to Polk County, Nebraska, shortly thereafter. All 12 of their...

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