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Lloyd Grant Dotson

Male 1925 - 1996


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  • Name  Lloyd Grant Dotson  [1
    Born  20 Jan 1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Birth Announcement  27 Jan 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Dotson Family at Wapello Welcomes Twins; Both Boys

      Wapello (IA), January 27. -- Mr. and Mrs. David Dotson, residing east of Wapello, are the parents of twin boys. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Small are also parents of a son.

      [More births and chatter.]
    The Birth Announcement of Twins Floyd George and Lloyd Grant Dotson
    The Birth Announcement of Twins Floyd George and Lloyd Grant Dotson
    Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
    Census  1930  Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Lloyd G. Dotson, son, male, white, age 5, single, did not attend school since September 1929, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, mother tongue Iowa, country code: 65, occupation none
    Military  Between 1941 and 1945  [4
    • Lloyd was a member of the United States military during World War II. He was captured and was a prisoner of war.
    Education  1950  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    University of Iowa 
    Occupation  Between 1951 and 1982  [4
    • Between 1951 and 1982, Lloyd was employed by the John Deere Company, where he worked as an engineer.
    Residence  Jun 1979  Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  30 May 1996  Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: injuries sustained in a plane wreck east of Geneseo, Illinois 
    Buried  4 Jun 1996  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Obituary  6 Jun 1996  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Lloyd G. Dotson, 71, of Geneseo, Illinois, died Thursday, May 30, 1996, in a plane wreck just east of Geneseo.

      Born January 20, 1925, in Wapello, he was the son of David and Evelyn Green Dotson. He married Lola Gerth Sheese on June 28, 1953, in Muscatine.

      Mr. Dotson served in the Army during World War II and was a P. O. W. in Germany. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Iowa. He began working as an experimental design engineer for John Deere in 1951 and retired in 1982.

      He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Geneseo, American Legion Post 350, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5083, Sterling-Rock Falls Chapter 410 and Quad Cities Chapter 75 of the National Experimental Aircraft Association, Midwest Antique Airplane Club, Blackhawk Aero Squadron and Illowa Sports Fliers. He loved building and flying airplanes.

      Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Carl Kane of Partola, California, and Warren Sheese of Shreveport, Louisiana; five step grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother.

      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Myers Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home, Geneseo, Illinois.

      The funeral for Mr. Dotson will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Myers Chapel, with the Reverend David Esche officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Wapello Cemetery, Wapello.

      A memorial has been established for EAA Young Eagles.
    Religion  Presbyterian  [4
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Lloyd G. Dotson; born: 20 January 1925; died: 30 May 1996; last residence: 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, Illinois); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [6
    • Name: Lloyd G. Dotson; Sex: M; Born: 1925; Died or Buried: 1996; Age: 71; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1996 - page W-3; Notes: born 20 January 1925; died 30 May 1996
    Person ID  I6540  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Samuel David "Dave" Dotson,   b. 29 Dec 1894, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1979, Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Evelyn Gladys Green,   b. 10 Oct 1897, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1979, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 May 1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9, 10
    Residence  Feb 1926  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Mar 1931  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Dec 1936  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  May 1939  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence  Feb 1974  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID  F1647  Group Sheet

    Family  Lola L. Gerth,   b. 21 May 1919,   d. 11 Feb 2010 
    Married  28 Jun 1953  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2511  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S9222] Dotson, Floyd George and Lloyd Grant - Twins' Birth Announcement, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, January 27, 1925; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-18, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 1B, page number: 92; enumeration date: April 3, 1930

    4. [S1338] Dotson, Lloyd Grant - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Thursday, June 6, 1996; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S943] Dotson, Evelyn Gladys (Green) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 18, June 15, 1979; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    8. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Port Louisa Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #2128, Roll 666; Enumeration Date: April 3, 1930; Supervisor's District Number: 15; Enumeration District Number: 58-18; Sheet Number: 1B; Page Number: 92 5451.

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

    10. [S944] Dotson, Samuel David - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, January 19, 1979; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S936] Green, James L. - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 25, 1926; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S372] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Funeral Report (SE Iowa Newspaper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, likely The Wapello Republican, about March 19, 1931) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S938] Green, Arvilla "Mae" - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, December 3, 1936; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S942] Green, Edgar Grant - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 18, 1939; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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