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Martha Elizabeth Beir

Female 1846 - 1927


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  • Name  Martha Elizabeth Beir  [1, 2
    Born  12 Jan 1846  Muscatine County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Her name was "Elizabeth Beard" on son Oscar Brown Dotson's marriage record. Elizabeth was likely her middle name, based upon that.
    Alt. Birth  12 Feb 1846  Louisa County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alt. Birth  Jul 1846  [7
    Iowa State Census  1856  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Martha Bur, age 10, female, born in Iowa
    Census  1880  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Martha Dotson, white, female, 33, wife, married, keeping house, born in Iowa, father in Pennsylvania
    Iowa State Census  1885  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Mattie Dotson, 73 Township, Range 3, Section 24; Address W N W; age 39, female, married, occupation keeps house, born in Muscatine County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Martha Dotson, age 50, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Martha E. Dotson, wife, white, female, born in July 1846, age 54, married, married for 33 years, mother of 4 children, 3 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Pennsylvania, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Card #: 159, Martha Dotson, Post Office: Wapello, RD No. 2
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Martha E. Dotson, wife, female, white, age 64, married (once), years of present marriage 42, mother of 4 children, 3 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Pennsylvania, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Card Number: 655, female, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 68, Martha E. Dotson, age 68, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, Wapello Township, extent of education in the common schools: 6, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Methodist, father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania, signed by assessor: T. A. Dotson
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Martha Dotson, wife, female, white, age 73, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Pennsylvania, could speak English, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Martha Dotson, wife, female, white, age 78, married, number of years in the U.S.: 78, number of years in Iowa: 77, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 5th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Henry Beir, father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, name of mother: Elizabeth McCornick, mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania, place of marriage of parents: Pennsylvania, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Methodist
    Died  20 Mar 1927  near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • Martha died at the home of her daughter, Gertrude D. (Dotson) Bailey.
    Obituary  22 Mar 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Mrs. M. Dotson of Wapello Called

      Wapello (IA), March 22 -- Funeral services for Mrs. Martha E. Dotson, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Bailey Sunday, were held from the Fairview church this afternoon, conducted by the Reverend O. E. McBride. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery.

      Mrs. Dotson, who was formerly Martha Beir, was born in Louisa county February 12, 1846, and her entire life was spent here. She was married to Mark Dotson, who passed away last year.
    Buried  22 Mar 1927  Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 16, 17
    Newspaper Article  23 Mar 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • 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.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [16
    • Name: Martha E. Dotson; Sex: F; Born: 1846; Died or Buried: 1927; Age: 81; Buried: Fairview (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-12; Notes: 1846-1927; wife of Mark Dotson
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Martha Elizabeth (Beir) Dotson's grave is located at the Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Martha E. Dotson. 1846 - 1927"
    The Headstone of Martha E. (Beir) Dotson
    The Headstone of Martha E. (Beir) Dotson
    Person ID  I5039  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 

    Father  Henry Beir,   b. 13 Dec 1812, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1897 
    Mother  Elizabeth McCormick,   b. 1813, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1866, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Dec 1833  Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2029  Group Sheet

    Family  Mark Dotson,   b. 15 Oct 1841, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1926, near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Nov 1867  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Dotson, Mark; Spouse: Beir, Martha E.; Marriage Date: 14 November 1867; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Children 
    >1. Gertrude D. Dotson,   b. 1868, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1946
     2. Waldo Dotson,   b. Between 1874 and 1875, probably in Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1880
    >3. 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
    >4. Hallie Pauline Dotson,   b. 18 Oct 1889, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1982, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1037  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

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    Mrs. M. Dotson of Wapello Called
    Mrs. M. Dotson of Wapello Called
    The obituary of Martha E. (Beir) Dotson. Martha's funeral was March 22, 1927. She was buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Louisa County, Iowa.
    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 Obituary of Martha E. (Beir) Dotson
    The Obituary of Martha E. (Beir) Dotson
    Martha E. Beir was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth McCormick Beir. She was born January 12, 1846, in Mucatine County, Iowa Territory. She married Mark Dotson (1841-1926) on November 14, 1867, in Louisa County, Iowa. They had four children: Gertrude D. Bailey, Waldo Dotson, Oscar Brown Dotson, and Hallie Pauline Deam. Martha died March 20, 1927, and was buried March 22 at the Fairview Cemetery in Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    2. [S540] Dotson, Timothy Ray - Web Site, Timothy Ray Dotson (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census.

    4. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, page 20 449; Roll: IA1885_222

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

    6. [S8979] Dotson, Martha Elizabeth (Beir) - Obituary, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Tuesday, March 22, 1927; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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

    8. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa, p. 473; Wapello Township, sheet 8; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California, Census Microfilm Roll #350

    10. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    13. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Wapello; Roll: IA1915_309

    14. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 4A, page number: 267; enumeration date: January 21 and 22, 1920

    15. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

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

    17. [S8980] Dotson, Martha Elizabeth (Beir) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Fairview Cemetery in Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [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).

    19. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township, Sutro Library, San Francisco, microfilm 226, reel 411.

    20. [S795] Dotson, Mark - Obituary, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, April 6, 1928; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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