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Pauline Ruth Atherton

Female 1923 - 1998


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  • Name  Pauline Ruth Atherton  [1
    Born  24 Jul 1923  near Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1925  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Pauline Atherton, daughter, female, white, age 1, single, place of birth: Iowa, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Illinois (sic), place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Protestant
    Census  1930  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Pauline R. Atherton, daughter, female, white, age 6, single, attended school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Arkansas, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
    High School  1942  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wapello High School 
    Moved  1952  Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wapello, Iowa 
    Residence  Jun 1952  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Feb 1981  Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  6 Dec 1998  Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  10 Dec 1998  Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary  11 Dec 1998  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Pauline Dotson, 75, formerly of Wapello, died Sunday, December 6, 1998, in Phoenix.

      Born July 24, 1923, near Sperry, she was the daughter of Carl and Ruth Van Nice Atherton. She married Phillip Dotson in January 1942. He preceded her in death.

      She was of the Methodist faith. She moved from Wapello to Phoenix in 1952.

      Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Clark of Phoenix, Penny Shannon of Cumming, Georgia, and Phylis Szpyrka of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley Atherton of Burlington and Elwyn Atherton of Mediapolis; and two sisters, Louise Stewart of Burlington and Myrtle Hoeg of Wapello.

      The funeral for Mrs. Dotson will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Camelback Sunset Mortuary, 301 West Camelback Road, Phoenix.
    Religion  Methodist  [2
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Pauline R. Dotson; born: 24 July 1923; died: 6 December 1998; last residence: 85016 (Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona); state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I6468  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Carl Stanley Atherton,   b. 8 Nov 1887, Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1981, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruth Elizabeth VanNice,   b. 14 Apr 1892, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1952, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Oct 1913  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9, 10
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Carl Stanley Atherton; Groom's Birthplace: Hazen, Arkansas; Bride's Name: Ruth Elizabeth Van Nice; Bride's Birth Date: 1891; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 22 October 1913; Marriage Place: Huron Towahip, Des Moines County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Charles Atherton; Groom's Mother's Name: Sadie Swise; Bride's Father's Name: Charles Frank Van Nice; Bride's Mother's Name: Ella Warfield Guy; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86821-4; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1675643; Reference Number: 2:3QXKX39
    Family ID  F2484  Group Sheet

    Family  Philip Howard Dotson,   b. 11 Oct 1918, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1989, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Jan 1942  Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 11, 12
    Missouri Marriage Records  3 Jan 1942  Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • State of Missouri, County of Lewis

      This license authorizes and Judge of a Court of Record or Justice of the Peace, or any Licensed or Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, who is a citizen of the United States, to Solemnize Marriage between Philip Dotson of Wapello in the County of Louisa and State of Iowa who is legal the age of twenty-one years and Pauline Atherton of Wapello in the County of Louisa and State of Iowa who is legal the age of eighteen years.

      Witness my hand as Recorder of Deeds, with the seal of office hereto affixed, at my office in Monticello, Missouri, this 3rd day of January 1940 By Wm. Blainett, Recorder of Deeds

      State of Missouri County of Lewis ss.

      This is to certify that the undersigned L.P. Mohr, a Methodist Minister did, at Monticello in said County, on the 3rd day of January 1942 unite in Marriage the above named persons. And I further certify that I am a citizen of the United States and legally qualified under the laws of the State of Missouri to solemnize Marriages. L.P. Mohr

      The foregoing Certificate of Marriage was filed for record in my office on the 5th day of January 1942 By Sam B. Janett, Recorder of Deeds
    Marriage Announcement  16 May 1942  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune 
    • Pauline Atherton and Philip Dotson Wedding Revealed

      Wapello (IA) -- The marriage of Pauline Atherton, Sperry, Iowa, to Philip Dotson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dotson of Wapello, was announced Thursday night. They were married at Monticello, Missouri, on January 3, 1942, and were attended by the groom's sister, Mrs. Ralph Scheihing and husband.

      The bride attended the Wapello high school the past year and was a member of the graduation class. The bridegroom graduated from the Wapello high school in 1937. They will be at home to friends on the Lee Dotson farm south of Wapello.
    Pauline Atherton and Philip Dotson Wedding Revealed
    Pauline Atherton and Philip Dotson Wedding Revealed
    The marriage announcement of Philip Howard Dotson and Pauline Ruth Atherton. They were married January 3, 1942, in Monticello, Missouri.
    Residence  Feb 1974  Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Shirley Dotson
     2. Phyllis E. Dotson
     3. Penny K. Dotson
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage License of Philip Howard Dotson and Pauline Ruth Atherton
    The Marriage License of Philip Howard Dotson and Pauline Ruth Atherton
    Philip and Pauline were married January 3, 1942, in Monticello, Missouri.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2134  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S1191] Dotson, Pauline Ruth (Atherton) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Friday, December 11, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1691

    4. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-2, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 4A, page number: 121; enumeration date: April 10, 1930

    5. [S1190] Dotson, Philip Howard and Pauline Ruth Atherton - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 2, May 16, 1942; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1316] Atherton, Ruth Elizabeth VanNice - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6?, June 14, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1315] Atherton, Carl Stanley - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, February 6, 1981; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1314] World Connect - mehaffy: 1650011, (last updated: 2008-06-18 03:46:12 UTC (Wed), contact: Debbie Koch) (Reliability: 3).

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

    11. [S438] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1192] Dotson, Phillip Howard - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 20, June 14, 1989; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S935] Dotson, Lee Earl (Sr.) - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 3, February 4, 1974; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).