Jan 8, 1908: "Gunning-Hudson Nuptials - John W. Gunning and Miss Ethel Hudson were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother on north 4th street on New Years day..." (Estherville, IA Newspaper)
Aug 26, 1908: Word comes from Bigelow, Minn., that a girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Gunning on August 1st. Mrs. Gunning was formerly Miss Ethel Hudson... (Estherville, IA Newspaper)
Apr 20, 1910: Ethel Gunning was granted a divorce from John W. Gunning at the recent term of the district court. (Estherville, IA Newspaper)
SO - John W. Gunning was not dead in 1910, but divorced and moved away. He is found in Sioux City, IA:
1910 US Census, IA, Woodbury County, 5th Ward Sioux City: John GUNNING, 25, Single, City Laborer
1915 IA Census, Woodbury County, 6th Ward Sioux City: J.W. GUNNING, 30, Single, Fire Department (In IA 9 years)
1918 WWI Draft Card, IA, Woodbury, Sioux City: John Weldon GUNNING, 33, b. May 26, 1885, Capt on Sioux City Fire Department, Nearest Relative - Mrs. A.B. Land in Northwood, ND **Note-(Sister Gertrude (Gunning) LANDT)
1920 US Census, IA, Woodbury, 5th Pct Sioux City: John W. GUNNING, 34, Single, Fireman
1925 IA Census, Woodbury, Sioux City: John GUNNING, 40, Father - John Gunning, Mother - Elizabeth Burroughs
1927, 1928 & 1930 - News Clips in Sioux City Newspapers mention Capt J.W. GUNNING in stories about the Fire Department.
Beyond 1930 - Unknown! Any further data greatly appreciated.