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Leonard Max "Max" Dotson

Leonard Max "Max" Dotson

Male 1924 - 1952

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  • Name  Leonard Max "Max" Dotson  [1
    Nickname  Max 
    Born  6 Mar 1924  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Lenord Max Dotson; Birth Date: March 6, 1924; Birthplace: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Father's Name: Theo R. Dotson; Father's Birthplace: Newport, Iowa (sic); Father's Age: 21y; Mother's Name: Myrtle Walker; Mother's Birthplace: Newport, Iowa; Mother's Age: 20y; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05363-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1683571; Reference Number: (nothing); Collection: Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
    Iowa State Census  1925  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Max Dotson, son, male, white, age 1, single, number of years in the U.S.: 1, number of years in Iowa: 1, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: T. R. Dotson, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 23, name of mother: Myrtle Walker, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 22, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Protestant
    Newspaper Article  25 Aug 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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.
    Newspaper Article  30 Aug 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Dotson Family Reunion Held; 86 Are Present

      Wapello (IA), August 30. -- The tenth annual reunion of the Dotson-Davison families was held Tuesday, August 28, at the Mediapolis chautauqua grounds, with 86 relatives present. Shortly after the noon hour a short program was given. Prof. Ware Stephens, of St. Louis, was to have given a talk but since he was unable to be present, he sent a very enjoyable paper which was read by Dev. C. E. Coggeshall. Professor Stephens paid tribute to the pioneer familes, the ancestors of those present at the reunion. This paper was followed by a talk by Reverend B. G. Hankins, of Wapello. He too, spoke of the earlier day and of the flood of recollections that each reunion brings.

      The program was followed by a business meeting at which time the following officers were elected for the coming years: President, T. A. Dotson; vice president, Harry Dotson; secretary and treasurer, Miss Martha Peters.

      Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barns and daughter, Esther, of Burlington; Mr. George B. Hamilton of Chicago, Illinois; Edith Barns, Blair and husband, of Crete, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson, Max, and Virginia, of New London; Verona Dotson Walker and children Maizie and Vera, of New London; Ina Jamison Willson and children, Robert and Mary Louise, of Muscatine, Iowa.
    Census  1930  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Line Number: 55; Name: Leonard M. Dotson; Relation: Son; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 6; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Iowa; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: None
    High School  1941  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    New London High School 
    Funeral Program  May 1952  Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • LEONARD MAX DOTSON

      A father now has gone to rest--
      His wife must shed a silent tear--
      His parents, too, will mourn, I know
      And in their hearts is awful fear.
      However, each will follow on
      To meet where ev'ry day is fair--
      God's promises are always true
      And heaven's shores are void of care;
      So let us dry our tear stained eyes
      And think of joys in heaven's land
      Where each of us shall go some day
      In answer to our God's command.
      --Franklin Lee Stevenson

      Born MARCH 6, 1924
      Passed away MAY 14, 1952
      Services CLEMENTS' CHAPEL Saturday, May 17 at two-thirty o'clock
      The Reverend GIDEON E. WICK, Pastor St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Officiating
      Mrs. Charles Zwald Organist
      Member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
      Interment HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

      The Funeral was in Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa
    Obituary  14 May 1952  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Leonard Max Dotson, 28, of 1536½ Avenue D, Fort Madison, died May 14 (1952), at 4 a.m. in Sacred Heart hospital, Fort Madison. He was a machinist at the West Burlington shops.

      A native of Burlington, Dotson was born March 6, 1924, and was married to Elaine Brown at Fort Madison on June 28, 1946. He had been a resident of Fort Madison for the past 6 years.

      Dotson was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church of Fort Madison. He is survived by his widow, a six week old daughter, Sylvia Elaine, and his parents, Theodore and Myrtle Walker Dotson, of New London. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Virginia Lox, of New London.
    Occupation  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Max worked as a machinist in the West Burlington shops for the Burlington Railroad.
    Religion  Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    the Lutheran church, and a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church 
    Died  14 May 1952  Sacred Heart Hospital, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: nephritis 
    Buried  17 May 1952  Hillcrest Memorial Park, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I96  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson,   b. 5 Jan 1902, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1997, W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" Walker,   b. 25 Jun 1903, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1990, Burlington Medical Center Klein Unit, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Dec 1922  Parsonage of the First M. E. Church, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Marriage Announcement  7 Dec 1922  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married.

      Miss Marguerite Wyerman, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wyerman of this community, was united in marriage to Mr. Clifford Walker, at the Methodist parsonage in Wapello on November 29th, the Reverend O. E. McBride officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Walker accompanied the young couple. They will live on a farm near Wapello. Hosts of friends will extend congratulations to these splendid young people.

      Wapello Tribune. -- Miss Myrtle Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker, and Theodore Dotson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, were united in marriage on December 2d, at the parsonage of the First M. E. church in this city, the ceremony being performed at high noon by Reverend O. E. McBride. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Russell. They will reside in Burlington as Mr. Dotson is employed in the machine shops in that city.
    Newspaper Article  25 Aug 1925  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Davidson-Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello

      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, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Harold E. Wilson, Robert and Mary Louise Wilson of Muscatine.
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    An article reporting on the seventh family reunion of the Davison-Dotson Families. The reunion was held August 22, 1925, in Wapello, Iowa.
    Newspaper Article  23 Mar 1927  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Morning Sun Lodge Presents Playlet; Brief News Mention
      [...]
      Mr. and Mrs. T. P. (sic: "R.") Dotson and son and Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Walker of New London came Monday evening to the home of Mr. Dotson and Mrs. Walker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dotson, called by the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Mark Dotson, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, south of Newport.
    Newspaper Article  30 Aug 1928  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Dotson Family Reunion Held; 86 Are Present

      Wapello (IA), August 30. -- The tenth annual reunion of the Dotson-Davison families was held Tuesday, August 28, at the Mediapolis chautauqua grounds, with 86 relatives present. Shortly after the noon hour a short program was given. Prof. Ware Stephens, of St. Louis, was to have given a talk but since he was unable to be present, he sent a very enjoyable paper which was read by Dev. C. E. Coggeshall. Professor Stephens paid tribute to the pioneer familes, the ancestors of those present at the reunion. This paper was followed by a talk by Reverend B. G. Hankins, of Wapello. He too, spoke of the earlier day and of the flood of recollections that each reunion brings.

      The program was followed by a business meeting at which time the following officers were elected for the coming years: President, T. A. Dotson; vice president, Harry Dotson; secretary and treasurer, Miss Martha Peters.

      Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barns and daughter, Esther, of Burlington; Mr. George B. Hamilton of Chicago, Illinois; Edith Barns, Blair and husband, of Crete, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson, Max, and Virginia, of New London; Verona Dotson Walker and children Maizie and Vera, of New London; Ina Jamison Willson and children, Robert and Mary Louise, of Muscatine, Iowa.
    Dotson Family Reunion Held; 86 Are Present
    An article reporting on the tenth annual Dotson-Davison family reunion, held August 28, 1928, in Mediapolis, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  29 Aug 1929  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • ZEPPELIN OVER MORNING SUN
      Huge Dirigible Skirts Southeast of City -- Schools Are Dismissed

      [...] The following from this vicinity attended a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, near New London Sunday, in honor of Miss Lela Frizelle (sic): Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Dotson, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dotson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Humphrey (sic) and family, of New London, and Mr. and Mrs. John Russel (sic) of Newport.
    Residence  Feb 1933  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Residence  18 May 1936  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Newspaper Article  20 Sep 1937  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    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.
    Residence  Mar 1939  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Photographic Record  Abt 1947 
    • A photograph of Ted, Myrtle, Virginia, and Max Dotson exists that likely was taken in 1947 on the occasion of thei 25th wedding anniversary.
    Newspaper Article  22 Jul 1949  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Local Happenings

      --Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden of Mt. Pleasant spent Tuesday at the Ted Dotson home in New London.
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  16 May 1952  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    • When I was a child living in New London, from late in 1952 until about 1955 when they moved to West Burlington, Iowa, Myrtle and Ted lived in the north end of New London off North Pine Street. They were slightly east of North Pine on another road one turned on when nearly out by the railroad tracks (you could hear trains very loudly at their home), nearly out of town. The house was an old two story large house, and probably on a very large (maybe even an acre) lot. (Dennis Brumm)
    Newspaper Article  6 Sep 1952  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Deeds Recorded For Properties

      D. H. Rittenhouse and wife to Zella Myrtle Dotson and husband, property in New London.
    Transfer of Deed to Ted and Myrtle Dotson
    Transfer of Deed to Ted and Myrtle Dotson
    "Deeds Recorded For Properties," a notice that a deed was transferred assigning property in New London, Iowa, to Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson. They purchased it from D. H. Rittenhouse and his wife. (Published in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa)
    Newspaper Article  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Called to Morning Sun to funeral services for Mrs. Margaretta (sic) Howey were David Howey and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Umphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umphrey and Paul Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, all of Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Elaine Dotson and Sylvia, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Arm(?) (sic: Arnold) Brunk, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker, Doris and Wilda, Mrs. Bill Brumm, all of New London; Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello.
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  17 Dec 1955  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Deeds Recorded For Town And Rural Properties

      ... Theodore R. Dotson and wife to Walter E. Thomas, property in New London.
    Deeds Recorded For Town and Rural Properties
    Deeds Recorded For Town and Rural Properties
    Notice Theodore R. Dotson "and wife," Zella "Myrtle (Walker) Dotson, sold property in New London, Iowa, and transferred the deed for said property to to Walter E. Thomas. (Published in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.)
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.
    The 87th Birthday Party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    A newspaper account reporting on the 87th (and final) birthday party for my grandfather, Sam Walker. He died the following year in March 1957. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  24 Jul 1956  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    • 209 Cottage Grove Street
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  15 Jun 1967  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Anniversary Announcement  26 Nov 1972  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Dotsons Mark Golden Year

      Mr. and Mrs. Theodore (Ted) Dotson, 209 Cottage Grove Avenue, West Burlington, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2, in the American Legion rooms of Memorial auditorium.

      All friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests that gifts be omitted.

      Theodore Dotson and the former Myrtle Walker were married December 2, 1922. in Wapello. Mr. Dotson has retired from the Burlington Northern railroad shops.

      The couple has one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Virginia) Golliher, Jackson, Michigan; and three grandchildren, Jay Lox of Jackson, Michigan, Sylvia Dotson Nelding of California, and Scott Lox of West Burlington.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' and Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement of Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson
    Ted and Myrtle Dotson were married December 2, 1922, at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Wapello, Iowa. Their 50th anniversary party was December 2, 1972, at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa.
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    An Anniversary Photograph of Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Dotson
    An Anniversary Photograph of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson were married December 2, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa. They had two children, Virginia and Leonard "Max." They spent their lives together in New London, Iowa, and later West Burlington, Iowa. This photograph is, I believe from the time of their 60th wedding anniversary in 1982.
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    Based upon the ages of those who are children in this photograph, it was likely taken in about 1946. Several family members helped in its identification (I am a bit unsure about several of them). This photograph was provided courtesy of Carol Ann Kelley. Several persons could not be identified positively due to their placement or the overall quality of the photograph, and one child does not seem to fit at this date with family members, but generally it is correct.

    Those who were at this reunion were: Gerald Wayne Kimble, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Leonard "Max" Dotson, Elaine Ida (Brown) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, (Probably) Paul Eugene "Paulie" Umphrey Jr., Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Jr., Lois Ann (Thibodeau) Umphrey, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, Doris Idella Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Unknown (Possibly Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker), David Floyd "Dave" Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, Ted L. Belles, Jerry Dean Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, George Percy Walker, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, John Franklin Russell, (probably) Jean Louise Walker, Carol Sue Belles, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    The Family of Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Dotson in 1947
    The Family of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson in 1947
    I am dating this photograph to 1947, which would have been the 25th wedding anniversary of Ted and Myrtle Dotson. Left to right are Virginia Mae, Ted, Myrtle, and Leonard "Max" Dotson. The Dotsons were living in New London, Iowa, at this time.
    Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' and Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson at Niagara Falls
    Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson at Niagara Falls
    In about 1958, Ted and Myrtle Dotson apparently took a trip with Maude and Roy Fortner (Maude was Myrtle's sister) and the Fortners' granddaughter, Sandra Kay "Sandy" Umphrey, to Niagara Falls, New York. Carol Ann (Umphrey) Kelley kindly provided this photograph from the trip.
    Ted and Myrtle Dotson, Maude Fortner, and Sandy Umphrey at Niagara Falls, New York
    This photograph, as another in the series, was taken in about 1958 in Niagara Falls. Those pictured, left to right, are: Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner, and Sandra Kay "Sandy" Umphrey. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' and Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson with a Jigsaw Puzzle
    Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson with a Jigsaw Puzzle
    Ted and Myrtle Dotson were always up for playing cards, as were other Walker family members. This photograph, poor clarity, which I probably took with our old Brownie Kodak camera, was of them working their way through a jigsaw puzzle.
    The Piano Recital: Dennis William Brumm With His Aunts and Uncle
    I (Dennis Brumm) began piano lessons during the summer of 1957 and continued taking them throughout all my years in New London. My piano teacher after the first summer was Nella Elliott, the wife of G. A. Elliott and daughter-in-law of George Elliott, coincidentally a man for whom my mother worked before I was born.

    Each year during my youth we had recitals; in the very early years or maybe only the first year, they were at my teacher's house. Later they were at the Presbyterian Church in New London. This possibly was at the grade school in New London, and if so, I can't remember the specific circumstances of why I was playing there (perhaps it was just a "talent showcase"), but if it is indeed that instance, it is the only time I publicly messed up a piece something terribly - the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata Piano Sonata Pathétique. That happened in junior high school and this looks to me as if I was still a little bit younger.

    My uncle, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson is in the far left of this photograph, and then left to right are Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner, and Zella "Myrtle" Dotson. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson with Their Daughter, Virginia Golliher
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson with Their Daughter, Virginia Golliher
    The location of this photograph is uncertain, but it is of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, her daughter, Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher, and Myrtle's husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. I would guess this was taken in the late 1960s, it was provided courtesy of Carol Kelley.
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson Visiting Bill and Dennis Brumm
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson Visiting Bill and Dennis Brumm
    This photograph was taken about August 1968 in the apartment my father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm and I (Dennis William Brumm) lived in in New London after the death of my mother. My aunts and uncles, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson had come to visit us one afternoon along with William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker. This was not long after my dad and I had taken a trip south to Texas, where we had visited other Walker relatives.
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson with Their Grandson, Jay Lox
    Apparently taken on a trip to Michigan in 1974, this photograph is of Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Jay Brian Lox, and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. Jay is the son of Ted and Myrtle's daughter, Virginia Golliher. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in West Burlington, Iowa
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in West Burlington, Iowa
    This is a photo of y aunt Myrtle and uncle Ted Dotson, sitting in their living room in their home on Cottage Grove Avenue in West Burlington, Iowa, in 1974. It was provided courtesy of Carol Kelley. (Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson)
    Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher and Her Mother, Zella 'Myrtle' (Walker) Dotson
    Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher and Her Mother, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson
    Virginia and Myrtle are seen here in 1974.
    Family Repast Redux
    Family Repast Redux
    This photograph was taken at a family event, apparently in the 1980s, and kindly provided by Carol Kelley. On the left are Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, next to her, her husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker is in the pink dress on the right side.
    Family Repast
    Family Repast
    Front left: Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, next is his sister, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, it looks like her husband George is next to her, but only a bit of his head is visible in this photograph. On the right side, far right is Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, and I believe the woman to her right (left on the photograph) is Helen Marie (Collingwood Umphrey). I don't know who the other people are. This was taken in the 1980s.
    Donald Leroy "Don" Golliher, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, and Virginia Mae (Dotson/Lox) Golliher
    This photograph was taken on the occasion of Myrtle and Ted Dotson's 60th wedding anniversary. I think it was likely taken in Michigan, where Don and Virginia Golliher reside. Myrtle and Ted were married December 2, 1922, in Wapello, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in about 1985
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson in about 1985
    On a trip from San Francisco back to Iowa, I visited with my aunt Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle" Walker) and uncle Ted Dotson (Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson). They had lived in the same house on Cottage Grove in West Burlington, Iowa, since I was three years old. I have a lot of fond memories of them and their residence.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (1 of 2)
    This is one of two group photographs that exist which are provided courtesy of Marge Kimble of family members who attended a reunion in 1988 at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith in Wapello, Iowa.

    These people were: standing, left to right: Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble

    Sitting, left to right: Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. It looks a bit as though someone may have been obscured behind Sam Walker, next to Wally Broeker.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (2 of 2)
    All the people in this photograph are identified except for one whose face is mostly obscured. This photograph was taken in Wapello, Iowa, at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith.

    As listed on the photograph 'image map' those who were in attendance and photographed here are: Elwood Baird "Oddie" Marshall, Darcy Hardin, John W. Smith, Larry Smith, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Joni L. (Smith) Hollingsworth, Buffy (the dog, thanks for the identification to Debbie (Smith) Ulstad), Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Steven William "Steve" Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Karen Jean Kimble, Kathy Jo Kimble, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, Doris Idella Walker, Scott Alan Lox, John W. "J.W." Virden, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Cathy Christine (Jones) Smith, Shirley Smith, Randall Larry "Randy" Smith, Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Sherrie Lynn Kimble, Megan I. Hardin, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth, and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Betty and Sam Walker, Myrtle and Ted Dotson, Shirley Smith and Maddie Hollingsworth
    This photograph was taken in 1988 at a family reunion at the home of Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith. It was kindly provided by Marge Kimble. This picture is of Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, her husband, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson behind Sam and her husband, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. On the right is Shirley Smith, holding her granddaughter, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Documents
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    I constructed this map of my home town of New London, Iowa, and noted the residences where various family members connected to the maternal Walker family lived during my lifetime in the town. I since have determined the location of another family earlier on, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, who were living in New London for a few years before Geoffrey's death in 1931. Using census data from the 1930 federal census, I believe it was six houses directly north of our family's home on South Pine Street (also on South Pine).

    There were other family members, more distantly connected, living in town during the years I was there, but I was not completely aware of these connections at the time I undertook this exercise.
    General Newsprint Virdens Visit Dotsons: Local Happenings
    An article mentioning that J.W. and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden visited Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson in New London, Iowa. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Marriage Documentation
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    Two Popular Young Couples of the Community Married
    The marriage announcement for both Zella "Myrtle" Walker to Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson; and of Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker to Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman. Myrtle and Ted were married December 2, 1922, at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Wapello, Iowa. Cliff and Marguerite were married November 29, 1922, at the same parsonage and church.
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    The Death Notice of Martha E. (Bier) Dotson
    Martha died near Newport, Iowa, March 20, 1927. Granddaughter Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker and husband George, and grandson Theodorore Roosevelt "T. R." Dotson and wife Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, were called to the home of Gertrude D. (Dotson) Bailey, where Martha died.
    The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Family ID  F49  Group Sheet

    Family  Elaine Ida Brown,   b. 21 Jun 1926, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 2009 
    Residence  Between 1946 and 1952  Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    1536½ Avenue D 
    Married  28 Jun 1946  Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Newspaper Article  9 Aug 1946  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Leota Walker, Vera Walker, and Mrs. Myrtle Dotson entertained at a miscellaneous shower on August 6 for Elaine Dotson, recent bride of Max Dotson of New London. The evening was spent socially, with 33 guests being served at the New London Hall. The bride received many lovely gifts.
    Shower Given for Elaine Dotson
    Shower Given for Elaine Dotson
    An article regarding a shower given for Elaine (Brown) Dotson, a recent bride of Leonard "Max" Dotson. They were married June 28, 1946, in Fort Madison, Iowa. (The same article also made mention that the Gilbert Mattinson family had visited Leanna Willis Thornburg in Denver, Colorado.)
    Children 
     1. Sylvia Elaine Dotson
    Photos
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    Based upon the ages of those who are children in this photograph, it was likely taken in about 1946. Several family members helped in its identification (I am a bit unsure about several of them). This photograph was provided courtesy of Carol Ann Kelley. Several persons could not be identified positively due to their placement or the overall quality of the photograph, and one child does not seem to fit at this date with family members, but generally it is correct.

    Those who were at this reunion were: Gerald Wayne Kimble, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Leonard "Max" Dotson, Elaine Ida (Brown) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, (Probably) Paul Eugene "Paulie" Umphrey Jr., Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Jr., Lois Ann (Thibodeau) Umphrey, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, Doris Idella Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Unknown (Possibly Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker), David Floyd "Dave" Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, Ted L. Belles, Jerry Dean Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, George Percy Walker, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, John Franklin Russell, (probably) Jean Louise Walker, Carol Sue Belles, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F74  Group Sheet

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    Leonard 'Max' Dotson
    Leonard "Max" Dotson
    Max Dotson was the son of Ted (Theodore Roosevelt) and Myrtle (Zella "Myrtle") Dotson. He died May 14, 1952, in Fort Madison at age 28 from nephritis. Max was married to Elaine Ida Brown, the daughter of Leonard Roosevelt Brown and Esthor Pigor. Their daughter is Sylvia Elaine (Dotson) Markham.
    Leonard 'Max' Dotson and His Uncle, John Henry Walker
    Leonard "Max" Dotson and His Uncle, John Henry Walker
    Max Dotson and John Walker were both born in 1924. Max was several months older than his half-uncle, John. I believe this photograph to have been taken in the summer of 1939, and that would mean they were probably both 15 years old at the time.

    Max was the son of Zella "Myrtle" Walker and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson. John was the son of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and Jennie "Reil" Hannah. The generations in the Walker family may seem skewed because of the length of time span over which Sam and Hattie Moyers Walker, and later Sam and Reil Hannah Walker had children.
    Leonard 'Max' Dotson at a Family Reunion
    Leonard "Max" Dotson at a Family Reunion
    This photograph of Max Dotson at about age 15, was taken most probably in July 1939 at the 70th birthday party for his grandfather, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. The trees are recognizable as being in Locust Grove Park in Morning Sun, where these gatherings were held, and the photograph was in a group of others that were seemingly from that same family reunion.
    The Senior Class Photograph of Leonard 'Max' Dotson
    The Senior Class Photograph of Leonard "Max" Dotson
    This was Max Dotson's senior class picture. He was a 1941 graduate of New London High School, New London, Iowa.

    Birth Records S. N. Walker, 80, Honored By Family
    A newspaper account reporting on the 80th birthday party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. (Published in Morning Sun, Iowa, courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Funeral Program of Leonard 'Max' Dotson
    The Funeral Program of Leonard "Max" Dotson
    Max Dotson was 28 years old when he died of complications from nephritis.
    The Obituary of Leonard 'Max' Dotson
    The Obituary of Leonard "Max" Dotson
    Max Dotson died at the age of 28, six weeks after the birth of his first child, Sylvia Elaine Dotson. Max was born March 6, 1924, at Burlington, Iowa, according to his obituary (he may have been born in New London, Iowa, where his parents lived at the time). He married Elaine Ida Brown (1926-2009) June 28, 1946, in Fort Madison, Iowa. Their daughter was Sylvia Elaine. She later was adopted by her step father, Elaine's second husband, Jack Warren Hoke (1925-2003).

    Max died May 14, 1952, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Fort Madison, of nephritis. He is buried at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Fort Madison.

  • Sources 
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    3. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Henry County, Iowa; New London Town, New London Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #2128, Roll 658; Enumeration Date: April 8, 1930; Supervisor's District Number: 15; Enumeration District Number: 44-15; Sheet Number: 6B; Page Number: 219 0551; Line Number: 53; Street, avenue, road, etc.: Wilson Street (?); Number of Dwelling: 163; Number of Family: 164.

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    5. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London, Henry County, Iowa

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    7. [S167] Davison-Dotson Families Reunion - Mediapolis August 1928, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, August 30, 1928; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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      A list of graduates of New London High School, 1894-1975.

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    10. [S170] Dotson, Leonard "Max" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 14, May 14, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    11. [S175] Dotson, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 8A, September 19, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    12. [S166] Walker, Zella "Myrtle" and Theodore Roosevelt Dotson; and Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker and Wilda "Marguerite" Wyerman - Marriage Announcements, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, December 7, 1922; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S174] Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 13, November 26, 1972; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S150] Dotson, Martha Elizabeth (Beir) - Death Notice, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 15, Wednesday, March 23, 1927; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S42] Frizzell, Everna "Lela" - Honored at Walker Family Dinner, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 14, August 29, 1929; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S152] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald page 5, February 2, 1933; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S153] Walker, Rosalie Reil - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk, page 2, February 1, 1933; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S154] Walker, Albert "Ross" - Obituaries, (one obituary was published in a Louisa County, Iowa paper, probably The Wapello Republican; the second was from The Hawk-Eye Gazette; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; they were published circa May 17-18, 1936) (Reliability: 4).

    19. [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).

    20. [S155] Broeker, Ruth Rebecca (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 23,1939; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    21. [S169] Virden, John W. "J.W." and Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) visit Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, Friday, July 22, 1949; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S2] Walker Family Dinner at the Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker Home, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, October 18, 1951; front page; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S170] Dotson, Leonard "Max" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 14, May 14, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    24. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).

    25. [S171] Dotson, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" - Buy Property in New London, Iowa, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, Sunday, September 6, 1952; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S6] Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) - Funeral Attendance, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, April 30, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    27. [S7] Walker Family Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal, 1953, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, December 24, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    28. [S172] Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle (Walker) - Selling of Property in New London, Iowa, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, Saturday Evening, December 17, 1955; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S8] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 87th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 3, July 26, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    30. [S8] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 87th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 3, July 26, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    31. [S9] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Funeral Attendees, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 28, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    32. [S173] Dotson, Edith Virginia (Baxter) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, June 15, 1967; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    33. [S25] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 80th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, July 28, 1949; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    34. [S246] Dotson Walker Brown Willis Thornburg - Shower for Elaine Ida (Brown) Dotson, Leanna Marie (Willis) Thornburg Visit, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, page 6, August 9, 1946; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).