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John Dotson Deihl

Male 1882 - 1968


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  • Name  John Dotson Deihl  [1, 2, 3
    Born  10 Dec 1882  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  12 Dec 1882  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation  1901  [2
    • He was cashier for the Wapello Savings Bank
    Biography  1911  [2
    History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 
    • A representative of the third generation of the family in Louisa county, John Dotson Deihl, cashier of the Wapello State Savings Bank, has proved a worthy descendant of an honorable ancestry and is recognized as one of the thoroughly energetic and capable citizens of the county. He was born on the old home farm in Wapello township December 10, 1882, a son of George R. and Eva (Dotson) Deihl, record of whom appears elsewhere in this work.

      Mr. Deihl of this review attended the district school and later entered the Wapello high school from which he was graduated in 1899. He took a stenographic course and after entering upon his business career was fortunate in securing leave of absence which enabled him to carry his studies further under highly competent teachers in Drake University. He secured employment in various positions until 1901 when he entered the Wapello State Savings Bank in a clerical capacity and demonstrated his business qualities to such an extent that in 1906 he was promoted to the position of cashier and a year later was elected a member of the board of directors, both of which positions he is now filling. He has discharged his responsibilities with sagacity and circumspection and has thus won the confidence of the business men of the community as well as of private individuals. He uses good judgment in guarding the interests of stockholders and depositors and as he is thoroughly acquainted with the resources of Louisa county, his opinions as to loans are generally found to be correct. It is evident that he made no mistake in choosing his vocation.

      On the 12th of October, 1905, Mr. Deihl was married to Miss Talma Bly Parsons, a daughter of Douglas D. and Jessie (Hook) Parsons. There were three children in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Parsons: Pearl, who is the wife of Ralph Hunt, superintendent of schools of Louisa county; Talma, now Mrs. John Dotson Deihl; and Dean, who is now a student in school. Mr. and Mrs. Deihl have two sons: Douglas George, who was born July 18, 1906; and Albert Parsons, born July 7, 1908. Mrs. Deihl is a lineal descendant of John Nevill, who as a soldier in the Revolutionary war gained recognition from those higher in authority for his services at Yorktown.

      In politics Mr. Deihl gives his support to the republican party. He is nor connected with any religious denomination but his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has observed the advantages of education and is a stanch (sic) friend of the public schools which he regards as the bulwark of the nation. Since 1908 he has been a member of the school board and during the last two years has served as president of the board. He is not a man who seeks to shirk responsibility and his friends prophesy that in years to come he will gain recognition as a leader throughout a wide section in this part of the state.
    The Biography of John Dotson Deihl (1882-1968)
    The Biography of John Dotson Deihl (1882-1968)
    Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 437-438.
    Residence  Jun 1927  Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Obituary  3 Jan 1968  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- John Deihl, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Wapello, died this morning at Des Moines. He is the brother of Mrs. Marguerite Allen, the Journal's Wapello correspondent.

      He was born December 12, 1882, at Wapello, the son of George and Eva Dotson Deihl. He married Thelma Parsons October 12,1905.

      Surviving are: four sons, George of Poolesville, Maryland, Albert of Des Moines, John N. of Newton and Edward of Redwing, Minnesota; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Gladrow of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one brother, Frank of Wapello; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Pantel and Mrs. Marguerite Allen, both of Wapello; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

      The body is to be brought back to Wapello for completion of funeral arrangements. [note: funeral information does not match information in The (Burlington) Hawk-Eye]
    Died  3 Jan 1968  Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7
    Death Notice  4 Jan 1968  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • John Dotson Deihl, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Wapello, died Wednesday 8:15 a.m. in the Methodist hospital, Des Moines. Services: Saturday 11 a.m. in the Dunn funeral home with burial in Glendale cemetery, both of Des Moines.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • John Deihl; born: 10 December 1882; died: January 1968; last residence: 50312 (Des Moines, Polk, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  6 Jan 1968  Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID  I6814  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  George Reymer Deihl,   b. 27 Oct 1857, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1927, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eva E. Dotson,   b. 17 Jul 1861, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1952, at her home in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Jan 1880  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Deihl, George R.; Spouse: Dodson, Eva E.; Marriage Date: 21 January 1880; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Residence  1912  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Newspaper Article  25 Aug 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Wapello (IA), August 25. -- The seventh annual reunion of the Davison and Dotson families was held at Chautauqua park in Mediapolis Saturday, with 118 present. The event was featured by a picnic dinner at the noon hour, ice cream and watermelons being served. The afternoon was spent with sports and contests.

      During the business session, officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Mrs. George R. Deihl, Wapello, president; I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun, vice president; Mrs. Henry Meyerholz, Wapello, secretary and treasure; committee on grounds and arrangements: W. D. Peters, W. S. Bailey, Wapello, John Blake, Mediapolis; committee on refreshments; Mrs. Frank Hamilton., Mrs. George Mellinger, Mrs. H. L. Davison, Wapello, Mrs. I. M. Jamison, Morning Sun.

      In addition to those present from Wapello, Morning Sun, Oakville and Mediapolis were Mrs. Frank Barnes, Esther Barnes, George Meyers, Velda Dotson of WEllington: Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Dotson, Max Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. George Walker of New London; Mrs. Clara A. Decker of Harrisonville, Pa.; and Mrs. Harold E. Wilson, Robert and Mary Louise Wilson of Muscatine.
    Family ID  F2027  Group Sheet

    Family  Talma Bly Parsons,   b. 6 Jul 1882,   d. 3 Mar 1972 
    Married  12 Oct 1905  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Children 
    >1. Douglas George Deihl,   b. 18 Jul 1906, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1978, Frederick Nursing Center, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Albert Parsons Diehl,   b. 7 Jul 1908, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1975, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. John Neville Diehl,   b. 9 Mar 1913,   d. Feb 1984
    >4. Edward Charles Diehl,   b. 4 Feb 1916,   d. 22 Oct 1986, Goodhue County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Elizabeth Deihl,   b. 15 May 1919,   d. 15 Oct 2004
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2593  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 437-438 (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)

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 548-549 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1373] Delio, Julie Ann (Hicklin) - Email.

    5. [S1374] Deihl, John Dotson - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 9, January 3, 1968; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S8974] Deihl, George Reymer - Obituary, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, June 20, 1927; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S9249] Deihl, John Dotson - Death Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 11, January 4, 1968; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    10. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 179-180 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S149] Davison-Dotson Families Reunion - Wapello August 1925, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Tuesday, August 25, 1925; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).