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Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson/Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" Walker (F49)

Family: Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson/Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" Walker (F49)

m. 2 Dec 1922

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  • Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" DotsonFather | 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
    Married  2 Dec 1922  [1, 2, 3]  Parsonage of the First M. E. Church, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Oscar Brown Dotson | F64 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Edith Virginia Baxter | F64 Group Sheet 

    Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" WalkerMother | Female
    Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" Walker

    Born  25 Jun 1903  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Sep 1990  Burlington Medical Center Klein Unit, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  21 Sep 1990  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker | F5 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers | F5 Group Sheet 

    Leonard Max "Max" DotsonChild 1 | Male
    > Leonard Max "Max" Dotson

    Born  6 Mar 1924  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 May 1952  Sacred Heart Hospital, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  17 May 1952  Hillcrest Memorial Park, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Elaine Ida Brown | F74 
    Married  28 Jun 1946  Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    > Virginia Mae Dotson

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Lucius William "Bill" Lox, Jr. | F75 
    Married     
    Spouse  Donald Leroy "Don" Golliher | F76 
    Married     

  • Photos

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    An Anniversary Photograph of Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Dotson
    An Anniversary Photograph of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson were married December 2, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa. They had two children, Virginia and Leonard "Max." They spent their lives together in New London, Iowa, and later West Burlington, Iowa. This photograph is, I believe from the time of their 60th wedding anniversary in 1982.
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    Based upon the ages of those who are children in this photograph, it was likely taken in about 1946. Several family members helped in its identification (I am a bit unsure about several of them). This photograph was provided courtesy of Carol Ann Kelley. Several persons could not be identified positively due to their placement or the overall quality of the photograph, and one child does not seem to fit at this date with family members, but generally it is correct.

    Those who were at this reunion were: Gerald Wayne Kimble, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Leonard "Max" Dotson, Elaine Ida (Brown) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, (Probably) Paul Eugene "Paulie" Umphrey Jr., Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Jr., Lois Ann (Thibodeau) Umphrey, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, Doris Idella Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Unknown (Possibly Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker), David Floyd "Dave" Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, Ted L. Belles, Jerry Dean Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, George Percy Walker, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, John Franklin Russell, (probably) Jean Louise Walker, Carol Sue Belles, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    The Family of Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Dotson in 1947
    The Family of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson in 1947
    I am dating this photograph to 1947, which would have been the 25th wedding anniversary of Ted and Myrtle Dotson. Left to right are Virginia Mae, Ted, Myrtle, and Leonard "Max" Dotson. The Dotsons were living in New London, Iowa, at this time.
    Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' and Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson at Niagara Falls
    Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson at Niagara Falls
    In about 1958, Ted and Myrtle Dotson apparently took a trip with Maude and Roy Fortner (Maude was Myrtle's sister) and the Fortners' granddaughter, Sandra Kay "Sandy" Umphrey, to Niagara Falls, New York. Carol Ann (Umphrey) Kelley kindly provided this photograph from the trip.
    Ted and Myrtle Dotson, Maude Fortner, and Sandy Umphrey at Niagara Falls, New York
    This photograph, as another in the series, was taken in about 1958 in Niagara Falls. Those pictured, left to right, are: Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner, and Sandra Kay "Sandy" Umphrey. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' and Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson with a Jigsaw Puzzle
    Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson with a Jigsaw Puzzle
    Ted and Myrtle Dotson were always up for playing cards, as were other Walker family members. This photograph, poor clarity, which I probably took with our old Brownie Kodak camera, was of them working their way through a jigsaw puzzle.
    The Piano Recital: Dennis William Brumm With His Aunts and Uncle
    I (Dennis Brumm) began piano lessons during the summer of 1957 and continued taking them throughout all my years in New London. My piano teacher after the first summer was Nella Elliott, the wife of G. A. Elliott and daughter-in-law of George Elliott, coincidentally a man for whom my mother worked before I was born.

    Each year during my youth we had recitals; in the very early years or maybe only the first year, they were at my teacher's house. Later they were at the Presbyterian Church in New London. This possibly was at the grade school in New London, and if so, I can't remember the specific circumstances of why I was playing there (perhaps it was just a "talent showcase"), but if it is indeed that instance, it is the only time I publicly messed up a piece something terribly - the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata Piano Sonata Pathétique. That happened in junior high school and this looks to me as if I was still a little bit younger.

    My uncle, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson is in the far left of this photograph, and then left to right are Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner, and Zella "Myrtle" Dotson. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson with Their Daughter, Virginia Golliher
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson with Their Daughter, Virginia Golliher
    The location of this photograph is uncertain, but it is of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, her daughter, Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher, and Myrtle's husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. I would guess this was taken in the late 1960s, it was provided courtesy of Carol Kelley.
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson Visiting Bill and Dennis Brumm
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson Visiting Bill and Dennis Brumm
    This photograph was taken about August 1968 in the apartment my father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm and I (Dennis William Brumm) lived in in New London after the death of my mother. My aunts and uncles, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson had come to visit us one afternoon along with William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker. This was not long after my dad and I had taken a trip south to Texas, where we had visited other Walker relatives.
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson with Their Grandson, Jay Lox
    Apparently taken on a trip to Michigan in 1974, this photograph is of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Jay Brian Lox, and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. Jay is the son of Ted and Myrtle's daughter, Virginia Golliher. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in West Burlington, Iowa
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in West Burlington, Iowa
    This is a photo of y aunt Myrtle and uncle Ted Dotson, sitting in their living room in their home on Cottage Grove Avenue in West Burlington, Iowa, in 1974. It was provided courtesy of Carol Kelley. (Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson)
    Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher and Her Mother, Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson
    Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher and Her Mother, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson
    Virginia and Myrtle are seen here in 1974.
    Family Repast Redux
    Family Repast Redux
    This photograph was taken at a family event, apparently in the 1980s, and kindly provided by Carol Kelley. On the left are Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, next to her, her husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker is in the pink dress on the right side.
    Family Repast
    Family Repast
    Front left: Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, next is his sister, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, it looks like her husband George is next to her, but only a bit of his head is visible in this photograph. On the right side, far right is Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, and I believe the woman to her right (left on the photograph) is Helen Marie (Collingwood Umphrey). I don't know who the other people are. This was taken in the 1980s.
    Donald Leroy "Don" Golliher, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, and Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher
    This photograph was taken on the occasion of Myrtle and Ted Dotson's 60th wedding anniversary. I think it was likely taken in Michigan, where Don and Virginia Golliher reside. Myrtle and Ted were married December 2, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in about 1985
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in about 1985
    On a trip from San Francisco back to Iowa, I visited with my aunt Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle" Walker) and uncle Ted Dotson (Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson). They had lived in the same house on Cottage Grove in West Burlington, Iowa, since I was three years old. I have a lot of fond memories of them and their residence.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    This is one of two group photographs that exist which are provided courtesy of Marge Kimble of family members who attended a reunion in 1988 at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith in Wapello, Iowa.

    These people were: standing, left to right: Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble

    Sitting, left to right: Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. It looks a bit as though someone may have been obscured behind Sam Walker, next to Wally Broeker.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (2 of 2)
    All the people in this photograph are identified except for one whose face is mostly obscured. This photograph was taken in Wapello, Iowa, at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith.

    As listed on the photograph 'image map' those who were in attendance and photographed here are: Elwood Baird "Oddie" Marshall, Darcy Hardin, John W. Smith, Larry Smith, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Joni L. (Smith) Hollingsworth, Buffy (the dog, thanks for the identification to Debbie (Smith) Ulstad), Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Steven William "Steve" Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Karen Jean Kimble, Kathy Jo Kimble, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, Doris Idella Walker, Scott Alan Lox, John W. "J.W." Virden, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Cathy Christine (Jones) Smith, Shirley Smith, Randall Larry "Randy" Smith, Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Sherrie Lynn Kimble, Megan I. Hardin, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth, and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Betty and Sam Walker, Myrtle and Ted Dotson, Shirley Smith and Maddie Hollingsworth
    This photograph was taken in 1988 at a family reunion at the home of Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith. It was kindly provided by Marge Kimble. This picture is of Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, her husband, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson behind Sam and her husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. On the right is Shirley Smith, holding her granddaughter, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Documents
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    I constructed this map of my home town of New London, Iowa, and noted the residences where various family members connected to the maternal Walker family lived during my lifetime in the town. I since have determined the location of another family earlier on, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, who were living in New London for a few years before Geoffrey's death in 1931. Using census data from the 1930 federal census, I believe it was six houses directly north of our family's home on South Pine Street (also on South Pine).

    There were other family members, more distantly connected, living in town during the years I was there, but I was not completely aware of these connections at the time I undertook this exercise.

    General Newsprint Virdens Visit Dotsons: Local Happenings
    An article mentioning that J.W. and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden visited Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson in New London, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Marriage Documentation
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    The marriage announcement for both Zella "Myrtle" Walker to Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson; and of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker to Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman. Myrtle and Ted were married December 2, 1922, at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Wapello, Iowa. Cliff and Marguerite were married November 29, 1922, at the same parsonage and church.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    Martha died near Newport, Iowa, March 20, 1927. Granddaughter Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and husband George, and grandson Theodorore Roosevelt "T. R." Dotson and wife Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, were called to the home of Gertrude D. (Dotson) Bailey, where Martha died.
    The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes  Marriage Announcement:
    • Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married.

      Miss Marguerite Wyerman, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wyerman of this community, was united in marriage to Mr. Clifford Walker, at the Methodist parsonage in Wapello on November 29th, the Reverend O. E. McBride officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Walker accompanied the young couple. They will live on a farm near Wapello. Hosts of friends will extend congratulations to these splendid young people.

      Wapello Tribune. -- Miss Myrtle Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker, and Theodore Dotson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, were united in marriage on December 2d, at the parsonage of the First M. E. church in this city, the ceremony being performed at high noon by Reverend O. E. McBride. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Russell. They will reside in Burlington as Mr. Dotson is employed in the machine shops in that city.

    Newspaper Article:
    • Davidson-Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello

      Wapello (IA), August 25. -- The seventh annual reunion of the Davison and Dotson families was held at Chautauqua park in Mediapolis Saturday, with 118 present. The event was featured by a picnic dinner at the noon hour, ice cream and watermelons being served. The afternoon was spent with sports and contests.

      During the business session, officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Mrs. George R. Deihl, Wapello, president; I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun, vice president; Mrs. Henry Meyerholz, Wapello, secretary and treasure; committee on grounds and arrangements: W. D. Peters, W. S. Bailey, Wapello, John Blake, Mediapolis; committee on refreshments; Mrs. Frank Hamilton., Mrs. George Mellinger, Mrs. H. L. Davison, Wapello, Mrs. I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun.

      In addition to those present from Wapello, Morning Sun, Oakville and Mediapolis were Mrs. Frank Barnes, Esther Barnes, George Meyers, Velda Dotson of Wellington: Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dotson, Max Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. George Walker of New London; Mrs. Clara A. Decker of Harrisonville, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Harold E. Wilson, Robert and Mary Louise Wilson of Muscatine.
    • Morning Sun Lodge Presents Playlet; Brief News Mention
      [...]
      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.
    • Dotson Family Reunion Held; 86 Are Present

      Wapello (IA), August 30. -- The tenth annual reunion of the Dotson-Davison families was held Tuesday, August 28, at the Mediapolis chautauqua grounds, with 86 relatives present. Shortly after the noon hour a short program was given. Prof. Ware Stephens, of St. Louis, was to have given a talk but since he was unable to be present, he sent a very enjoyable paper which was read by Dev. C. E. Coggeshall. Professor Stephens paid tribute to the pioneer familes, the ancestors of those present at the reunion. This paper was followed by a talk by Reverend B. G. Hankins, of Wapello. He too, spoke of the earlier day and of the flood of recollections that each reunion brings.

      The program was followed by a business meeting at which time the following officers were elected for the coming years: President, T. A. Dotson; vice president, Harry Dotson; secretary and treasurer, Miss Martha Peters.

      Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barns and daughter, Esther, of Burlington; Mr. George B. Hamilton of Chicago, Illinois; Edith Barns, Blair and husband, of Crete, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson, Max, and Virginia, of New London; Verona Dotson Walker and children Maizie and Vera, of New London; Ina Jamison Willson and children, Robert and Mary Louise, of Muscatine, Iowa.
    • ZEPPELIN OVER MORNING SUN
      Huge Dirigible Skirts Southeast of City -- Schools Are Dismissed

      [...] The following from this vicinity attended a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, near New London Sunday, in honor of Miss Lela Frizelle (sic): Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Dotson, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Humphrey (sic) and family, of New London, and Mr. and Mrs. John Russel (sic) of Newport.
    • Gail Chamberlin Heads Annual Beir Family Reunion

      Gail Chamberlin of Muscatine was named president for the coming year at the Henry Bier family reunion held at Cartwright park in Mediapolis Sunday.

      Others chosen were Mrs. N. M. Stark, vice president; and Mrs. Cora Spring, secretary and treasurer.

      At the business meeting, which followed a basket dinner at noon, Will Bailey of Wapello presided and Miss Martha Peters of West Liberty served as secretary-treasurer.

      Forty-one attended the event, which was the fourth annual reunion.

      Those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Webster, Mrs. N. M. Stark, H. H. Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. George Bahr, Freddie and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Gail Chamberlin, Marjorie and Joan, Mrs. Lulu Webster, Mrs. Nellie W. Spring, and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Spring, all of Muscatine; Miss Martha Peters of West Liberty; Mr. and Mrs. Will Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Callahan, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Mellinger of Wapello. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kelley and Gene, Mediapolis; Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Helm and daughter, Jane, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Westphal of Oakville; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hobbs of Morning Sun; Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dodson (sic) and Virginia, and Miss Beverly Broeker of New London.

    Photographic Record:
    • A photograph of Ted, Myrtle, Virginia, and Max Dotson exists that likely was taken in 1947 on the occasion of thei 25th wedding anniversary.

    Newspaper Article:
    • Local Happenings

      --Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden of Mt. Pleasant spent Tuesday at the Ted Dotson home in New London.
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.

    Residence:
    • When I was a child living in New London, from late in 1952 until about 1955 when they moved to West Burlington, Iowa, Myrtle and Ted lived in the north end of New London off North Pine Street. They were slightly east of North Pine on another road one turned on when nearly out by the railroad tracks (you could hear trains very loudly at their home), nearly out of town. The house was an old two story large house, and probably on a very large (maybe even an acre) lot. (Dennis Brumm)

    Newspaper Article:
    • Deeds Recorded For Properties

      D. H. Rittenhouse and wife to Zella Myrtle Dotson and husband, property in New London.
    • Called to Morning Sun to funeral services for Mrs. Margaretta (sic) Howey were David Howey and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Umphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umphrey and Paul Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, all of Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Elaine Dotson and Sylvia, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Arm(?) (sic: Arnold) Brunk, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker, Doris and Wilda, Mrs. Bill Brumm, all of New London; Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello.
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    • Deeds Recorded For Town And Rural Properties

      ... Theodore R. Dotson and wife to Walter E. Thomas, property in New London.
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.

    Residence:
    • 209 Cottage Grove Street

    Newspaper Article:
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.

    Anniversary Announcement:
    • Dotsons Mark Golden Year

      Mr. and Mrs. Theodore (Ted) Dotson, 209 Cottage Grove Avenue, West Burlington, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2, in the American Legion rooms of Memorial auditorium.

      All friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests that gifts be omitted.

      Theodore Dotson and the former Myrtle Walker were married December 2, 1922. in Wapello. Mr. Dotson has retired from the Burlington Northern railroad shops.

      The couple has one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Virginia) Golliher, Jackson, Michigan; and three grandchildren, Jay Lox of Jackson, Michigan, Sylvia Dotson Nelding of California, and Scott Lox of West Burlington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] Dotson, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 8A, September 19, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

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