John R. Dunham (1846-1936) was born in Decatur, Ohio. After moving west, he taught music in Keota, Iowa, and in Illinois. He lived in Chicago for a time and published a music collection there. He settled in Rutland, Illinois, and conducted singing schools and music conventions throughout the region. He died in Ottawa, Illinois. His compositions were small pedagogical works.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.