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Oscar Brown Dotson/Edith Virginia Baxter (F64)

Family: Oscar Brown Dotson/Edith Virginia Baxter (F64)

m. 20 Apr 1899

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  • Oscar Brown DotsonFather | Male
    Oscar Brown Dotson

    Born  13 Jul 1881  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Dec 1948  Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  5 Dec 1948  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  20 Apr 1899  [1, 2, 3, 4]  Louisa County, Iowa  [1, 2, 3, 4] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Mark Dotson | F1037 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Martha Elizabeth Beir | F1037 Group Sheet 

    Edith Virginia BaxterMother | Female
    Edith Virginia Baxter

    Born  18 Apr 1882  Northfield, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jun 1967  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  14 Jun 1967  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Peter Jacob "Jacob" Baxter | F3590 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah Matilda "Sadie" Davis | F3590 Group Sheet 

    Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" DotsonChild 1 | Male
    > Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson

    Born  5 Jan 1902  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Sep 1997  W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  2 Oct 1997  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" Walker | F49 
    Married  2 Dec 1922  Parsonage of the First M. E. Church, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Cleao Russell DotsonChild 2 | Male
    > Cleao Russell Dotson

    Born  9 May 1904  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Nov 1973  Hayward, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  5 Nov 1973  Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Bessie Iokee "Bess" Sterling | F1038 
    Married     

    Verona Violet DotsonChild 3 | Female
    > Verona Violet Dotson

    Born  6 Jun 1906  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Jan 2007  Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  15 Jan 2007  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  George Percy Walker | F48 
    Married  1 Nov 1924  Parsonage of the First Evangelical Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    William Boyd Alison "Boyd" DotsonChild 4 | Male
    > William Boyd Alison "Boyd" Dotson

    Born  6 Jun 1908  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Feb 1987  Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  21 Feb 1987  Viola Cemetery, Viola, Mercer County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Louise Charline Edgar | F186 
    Married  Abt 1933   
    Spouse  Vera E. McMeekan | F8034 
    Married  21 Dec 1940  Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    > Mark Jacob Dotson

    Born  13 Jun 1910  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Nov 2005   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Charlotte Effie (Unknown) | F1039 
    Married     

    Child 6 | Male
    > Bert Kuttle Dotson

    Born  25 Oct 1915  Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Feb 2000  Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Leuna Mae Delzell | F1040 
    Married  12 Jun 1943  Manse of the Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Loretta Mae Timmer | F1041 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Female
    > Geneva P. Dotson

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Lee J. Gilmore | F1043 
    Married     

    Child 8 | Male
    > Kenneth J. Dotson

    Born  15 Mar 1919  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Sep 1999  Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Hazel J. Sherrey | F23203 
    Married  18 Oct 1945  Clark County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ludmila "Millie" Kalmins | F1042 
    Married     

    Homer Leonard DotsonChild 9 | Male
    Homer Leonard Dotson

    Born  22 Dec 1923  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Dec 1925  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1 Jan 1926  Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Photos

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    Verona Violet Dotson and a Brother, Probably William 'Boyd' Alison Dotson
    Verona Violet Dotson and a Brother, Probably William "Boyd" Alison Dotson
    Verona Dotson was probably about age four when this photograph was taken, which would have been in about 1910. The younger boy beside her is likely her brother, Boyd.
    Verona Violet Dotson and Her Brother, Homer Leonard Dotson
    Verona Violet Dotson and Her Brother, Homer Leonard Dotson
    Verona Dotson was holding her baby brother, Homer, in this photograph taken in 1924. Homer died at age two, in 1925, in an accidental fire. Verona was married later in the year this photograph was taken to George Percy Walker.
    Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Oscar and Edith were photographed in about 1945 in this picture. Another of them and their children exists from about the exact same time period, probably taken the same date as this photograph. I imagine this photograph was taken in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    Oscar Brown Dotson and His Daughter, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Oscar Brown Dotson and His Daughter, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker
    Probably taken in the late 1920s, this photograph of Oscar Dotson and his daughter, Verona Walker, appears to be in the fall, as the corn crop is dried in the fields and the leaves are off the trees. To my eyes, the old washtub at first appeared to be levitating, but it is sitting on a tree stump.
    The Family of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    The Family of Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    This family photograph of Oscar and Edith Dotson's family may have been taken in 1940, when they would have had their 50th wedding anniversary. I believe the children can be identified as follows. Front row, left to right: William "Boyd" Alison, Oscar, Edith (Baxter), Verona Violet Walker (who is slightly behind her mother, Edith) and Geneva P. Dotson on the right.

    The back row, left to right, is: Theodore Roosevelt "Ted", Cleao R., Mark Jacob, Bert Kuttle, and Kenneth J. Dotson. (I am not certain about the order of the final three, but I listed them chronologically, which seems to match the indication of the ages of the people in the picture.)

  • Notes  Married:
    • According to Edith V. Dotson's obituary and Iowa marriage records online, they were married April 20, 1899.

    Iowa Marriage Records:
    • Dotson, Oscar B.; Spouse: Baxter, Edith V.; Marriage Date: 20 April 1899; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    • Groom's Name: Oscar B. Dotson; Groom's Birth Date: 1880; Groom's Age: 19; Bride's Name: Edith V. Baxter; Bride's Birth Date: 1881; Bride's Age: 18; Marriage Date: 20 Apr 1899; Marriage Place: Louisa County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Mark Dotson; Groom's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Beard (sic); Bride's Father's Name: Jacob Baxter; Bride's Mother's Name: Sadie Davis; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10083-7; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1006649; Reference Number: cn691 p53

    Research:
    • A note from Marge Kimble regarding their marriage, as found in Louisa County marriage book: April 20, 1896: Oscar B. Dotson, age 19; Edith V. Baxter, age 18 (This would tend to indicate, based on birth dates, a 1900 marriage or possibly they lied about their ages.)

    Headstone Photograph:
    • Oscar Brown and Edith V. (Baxter) Dotson's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Dotson. Edith V., 1882 - 1967; O. B. Dotson. 1881 - 1948; Gone but not forgotten"

    Newspaper Article:
    • Mr. and Mrs. T. P. (sic: "R.") Dotson and son and Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Walker of New London came Monday evening to the home of Mr. Dotson and Mrs. Walker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, called by the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Mark Dotson, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, south of Newport.

    Photographic Record:
    • A photograph of Oscar, Edith, and their children exists. It may have been taken on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, which would have been in 1940.

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Dotson, Edith Virginia (Baxter) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, June 15, 1967; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S228] Dotson, Oscar Brown - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 13, December 3, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).