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Edith Virginia Baxter

Edith Virginia Baxter

Female 1882 - 1967

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  • Name  Edith Virginia Baxter  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  18 Apr 1882  Northfield, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Iowa State Census  1885  Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Edith Baxter, age 3, female, single, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Edith Baxter, age 12, female, born in Louisa County, Methodist Protestant religion
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Married to Oscar Dotson, living with him at the home of her father- and mother-in-law, Mark and Martha E. Dotson:) Edith V. Dotson, daughter-in-law, white, female, born in April 1882, age 18, married, married for 1 years, mother of 0 children, 0 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Virginia, mother born in Iowa, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card #: 824, Edith Dotson, Post Office: Wapello Route 2
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Edith N. Dotson, wife, female, white, age 27, married (once), years of present marriage 10, mother of 4 children, 4 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Edith V. Dotson, wife, female, white, age 37, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Edith V. Dotson, wife, female, white, age 42, married, number of years in the U.S.: (Citizen: 1), attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Jacob Baxter, father's birthplace: unknown, name of mother: Sadie Davis, mother's birthplace: Ohio, mother's age at last birthday: 66, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Methodist
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Edith Dotson, wife, female, white, age 48, married, age at first marriage 17, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  May 1931  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Nov 1936  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Birthday Announcement  24 Apr 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attending a birthday surprise party for Mrs. Edith Dotson were, Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mrs. Lee Gilmore, Danny and Jackie, Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dotson, Gary and Melvin, Freeport, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Dotson and Weldon, Sylvis, Illinois.
    Died  11 Jun 1967  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Buried  14 Jun 1967  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Obituary  15 Jun 1967  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mrs. Edith Dotson, 85, of Morning Sun, died Sunday in Evergreen nursing home, Cedar Rapids. She had been living at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gilmore, at Cedar Rapids.

      Mrs. Dotson was the mother of Theodore R. Dotson of West Burlington and the sister of Charles Baxter and Mrs. Edna Peck, both of Burlington. She was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Davis Baxter, and was born April 18, 1882, in Des Moines county. In 1899 she was married to the late Oscar Brown Dotson. Mr. Dotson was sexton of Elmwood cemetery for many years.

      Surviving Sons Cleao R. Dotson, Harvard, California; Boyd A. Dotson, Silvis, Illinois; Mark J. Dotson, Portland Oregon; Bert K. Dotson, Freeport, Illinois; Kenneth J. Dotson, Spokane, Washington; and Theodore R. Dotson; daughters Mrs. Verona V. Walker of New London and Geneva Gilmore; brothers Wilson Baxter of Sheffield, Illinois, and Charles Baxter; sisters Mrs. Martha Moyers, Elk Rivers, Minnesota, and Mrs. Peck; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. One child died previously.

      Services Pierce funeral home Wednesday at two, the Reverend Edward Fish, Elmwood cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Edith Dotson; born: 18 March 1882; died: June 1967; last residence: 52402 (Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [19
    • Name: Edith V. Dotson; Sex: F; Born: 1882; Died or Buried: 1967; Age: 85; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-35; Notes: 1882-1967
    Person ID  I2403  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Peter Jacob "Jacob" Baxter,   b. 2 May 1854, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1901 
    Mother  Sarah Matilda "Sadie" Davis,   b. 28 Oct 1858, Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1936, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Nov 1875  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 20
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Jacob F.(sic) Baxter; Spouse: Sarah M. Davis; Marriage Date: 9 November 1875; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Family ID  F3590  Group Sheet

    Family  Oscar Brown Dotson,   b. 13 Jul 1881, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1948, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  20 Apr 1896  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Married  20 Apr 1899  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 22, 23, 24
    • 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
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • 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
    Residence  Sep 1919  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Newspaper Article  23 Mar 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • 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  Abt Apr 1940 
    • 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.
    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"
    The Headstone of Edith Virginia and Oscar Brown Dotson
    The Headstone of Edith Virginia and Oscar Brown Dotson
    Children 
    >1. Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson,   b. 5 Jan 1902, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1997, W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Cleao Russell Dotson,   b. 9 May 1904, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1973, Hayward, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Verona Violet Dotson,   b. 6 Jun 1906, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2007, Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. William Boyd Alison "Boyd" Dotson,   b. 6 Jun 1908, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1987, Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Mark Jacob Dotson,   b. 13 Jun 1910, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 2005
    >6. Bert Kuttle Dotson,   b. 25 Oct 1915, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 2000, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Geneva P. Dotson
    >8. Kenneth J. Dotson,   b. 15 Mar 1919, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1999, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Homer Leonard Dotson,   b. 22 Dec 1923, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1925, near Newport, 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.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F64  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Edith Baxter was born in Northfield, Des Moines County, Iowa, on April 18, 1882. She was the daughter of Peter "Jacob" Baxter (1854-1901) and Sarah Matilda "Sadie" Davis (1858-1936). She was the second or possibly third child of eight born in the Baxter family (one brother died in infancy and his birth is uncertain). Edith married Oscar Brown Dotson (1881-1948) April 20, 1899, in Louisa County, Iowa. They had nine children. Edith died June 11, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was buried the 14th at Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun.
    Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Edith Dotson, from a photograph probably taken in about 1945, was wading in a pond or lake in this picture, likely having done some fishing, although no fishing tackle or equipment is evident.

    Birth Records S. N. Walker, 80, Honored By Family
    A newspaper account reporting on the 80th birthday party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. (Published in Morning Sun, Iowa, courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    The Obituary of Edith Virginia (Baxter) Dotson
    Edith Baxter, born in 1882 in Northfield, Iowa, was a daughter of Peter "Jacob" Baxter (1854-1901) and Sarah Matilda "Sadie" (Davis) Baxter (1858-1936). In 1899 she married Oscar Brown Dotson (1881-1948) and was the mother of nine children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S540] Dotson, Timothy Ray - Web Site, Timothy Ray Dotson (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S8057] Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 13, 2007; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12B, page number: 238; enumeration date: January 6, 1920

    5. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 21A, page number: 140; enumeration date: June 22, 1900

    6. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    7. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County; Eliot Township. Sutro Microfilm 552, Reel 58 of 95.

    8. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Towship, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    9. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12B, page number: 178; enumeration date: May 13, 1910

    10. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    11. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-16, supervisor's district: 16; sheet number: 3A, page number: 83; enumeration date: April 15, 1930

    12. [S8371] Baxter, David Elgin - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 2, May 21, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1799] Baxter, Sarah Matilda "Sadie" (Davis) - Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 2, November 25, 1936; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S419] Dotson, Edith Virginia (Baxter) - A Surprise Birthday Party, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, April 24, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

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

    17. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S227] Dotson, Oscar Brown and Edith Virginia (Baxter) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 4).

    19. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).
      Records in a Louisa County Marriage book in the Morning Sun, Iowa, public library.

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

    23. [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).

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

    25. [S226] Baxter, Benjamin Franklin "B. F." - 90th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in an unknown Louisa County, Iowa, newspaper, probably the Wapello Republican, September 1919; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S150] Dotson, Martha Elizabeth (Beir) - Death Notice, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 15, Wednesday, March 23, 1927; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).