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Verne Elliott Dotson

Male 1900 - 1981


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  • Name  Verne Elliott Dotson  [1
    Born  1 Oct 1900  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Card Number: A631, male, white, single, 9 months in public school in 1914, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 14, Verne Dotson, age 14, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, Wapello, Ward 1, occupation with parents, extent of education in the common schools: 7, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: R. E. Barr
    Residence  Jun 1929  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  May 1939  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Jun 1940  Lowden, Cedar County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Per the June 19 1940 Muscatine News
    Died  10 Jan 1981  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Obituary  11 Jan 1981  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Verne E. Dotson, 80, Des Moines, a native of Wapello, died in Des Moines Saturday, January 10.

      He was the son of Oliver P. and Mary Fitzgerald Dotson, and was born October 1, 1900. He married Gertrude McLean May 6, 1919, in Muscatine.

      Mr. Dotson was a retired telegrapher for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. He was a member of the I.O.O.F..

      Surviving: The wife; three sons, Robert and Donald, both of Des Moines, and Wayne, Wapello; two sisters, Nola Meyerholz and Madeline Hartsock, both of Wapello; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

      Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dudgeon-McCulley funeral home, Wapello, the Reverend Richard Smith; Wapello cemetery with services by the I.O.O.F.. A Heart Fund memorial has been established.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Verne Dotson; born: 1 October 1900; died: January 1981; last residence: 50310 (Des Moines, Polk, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [3
    • Name: Verne E. Dotson; Sex: M; Born: 1900; Died or Buried: 1981; Age: 81; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-42; Notes: 1900-1981; husband of Gertrude E.
    Buried  13 Jan 1981  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I6700  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Oliver Perry Dotson,   b. 15 Mar 1855, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1939, Bettendorf, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ellen Fitzgerald,   b. 23 Sep 1869, near Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1929, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Dec 1896  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Datsm, O. P.; Spouse: Fitzgerald, Mary E.; Marriage Date: 10 December 1896; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Residence  1911  Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID  F2025  Group Sheet

    Family  Gertrude Evelyn McLean,   b. 13 Mar 1903, Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1999, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 May 1919  Muscatine Presbyterian Manse, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10, 11
    Anniversary Announcement  27 Apr 1969  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Married 50 Years

      Wapello (IA) -- Mr. and Mrs Verne Dotson, Des Moines, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, May 4, at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Colonial Inn, Wapello. Friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests no gifts.

      Gertrude McLean and Verne Dotson were married May 6, 1919, at the Muscatine Presbyterian manse with the Reverend John B. Randall officiating. The Dotsons are the parents of three sons, Robert and Donald Dotson of Des Moines and Wayne Dotson of Wapello. The couple has nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Children 
    >1. Wayne Oliver Dotson,   b. 18 May 1920, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1993, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Robert John Dotson
     3. Kathaleen Exxa Dotson,   b. 16 Oct 1927, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1928, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Donald Laverne Dotson
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2553  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S9238] Dotson, Verne Elliott - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 23, January 11, 1981; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    5. [S8977] Dotson, Mary Ellen (Fitzgerald) - Obituary, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, June 18, 1929; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1147] Dotson, Oliver Perry - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 8, May 12, 1939; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    9. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 165-168 (Reliability: 3).
      Republished online at the Louisa County, Iowa Genealogical Society committee of the Louisa County Historical Society at URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialcgs/bio_st.htm (2/2008)

    10. [S1360] Dotson, Gertrude Evelyn (McLean) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, July 3, 1999; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1359] Dotson Verne Elliott and Gertrude Evelyn (McLean) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 16, April 27, 1969; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).