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Bazella "Bazzie" Dotson

Female 1875 - 1957


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  • Name  Bazella "Bazzie" Dotson  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Bazzie 
    Born  10 Mar 1875  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1880  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Bazella Dotson, daughter, single, female, white, age 5, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Iowa
    Residence  Apr 1926  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census  1930  Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Basilla Westfall, wife, female, white, age 55, married, age at first marriage 19, 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  Jul 1954  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [9
    • Name: Bazzie Westfall; Sex: F; Born: 1875; Died or Buried: 1957; Age: 82; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-107; Notes: 1875-1957; wife of William Westfall
    Died  22 Jul 1957  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID  I5058  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  David Dotson,   b. 15 Oct 1841, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1906, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lydia Ann Beir,   b. 24 May 1843, Old Florence, Louisa County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1926, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Nov 1862  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Alt. Marriage  2 Nov 1863  [6
    Headstone Photograph 
    • David and Lydia Ann (Beir) Dotson are buried at Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Dotson, David, 1841 - 1906. His wife, Lydia A., 1843 - 1926"

      (There is also a quotation on the headstone, but is difficult to read on the available photograph.)
    The Headstone of David Dotson Jr. and Lydia Ann (Beir) Dotson
    The Headstone of David Dotson Jr. and Lydia Ann (Beir) Dotson
    Family ID  F2030  Group Sheet

    Family  William M. Westfall,   b. 18 Oct 1868, Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1948, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Mar 1894  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Westfall, William M.; Spouse: Dotson, Bazzie; Marriage Date: 22 March 1894; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Newspaper Article  20 Sep 1937  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    the Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune 
    • 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.
    Gail Chamberlin Heads Annual Beir Family Reunion
    Gail Chamberlin Heads Annual Beir Family Reunion
    An article about the fourth annual Beir family reunion held in Mediapolis, Iowa, September 20, 1937.
    Children 
     1. Louva Oleta Westfall,   b. 23 Jan 1897, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1979, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Virgil Eldon Westfall,   b. 23 Jun 1904, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1967, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2037  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 308-309 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 28-32 (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Source Information: Census Place: Family History Library Film: Wapello, Louisa, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254350; Page Number: T9-0350 452A.

    6. [S1148] Dotson, Lydia Ann (Beir) - Obituary and Ending Poem, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, April 28, 1926; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Eliot Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #: 2128, Roll 666; Enumeration Date: April 25, 1930; Supervisor's District Number: 15; Enumeration District Number: 58-8; Sheet Number: 4A; Page Number: 40.

    8. [S1150] Dotson, Thurman Allen - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 15, 1954; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    10. [S534] Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      From "The Ancestors of Sarah Beir, wife of Charles W. Webster." Originally in the Iowa Pioneer Project: http://www.nvsn.com/lrichard/MATTHEW.htm (1/2003): This URL is defunct. Original source apparently: Gen 1. - Iowa Pioneer Project PC #93-15 submitted by Glen Davison Mellenger of Moraga, CA.

    11. [S1149] Dotson, David (Jr.) and Lydia Ann (Beir) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Fairview Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

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

    13. [S168] Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted," Zella "Myrtle (Walker), and Virginia Mae; and Beverly Jean Broeker - Beir Reunion, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 5, September 20, 1937; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).