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Best Oakley Dawson
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1905
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: May 7, 1966
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Best Oakley Dawson's birth name was Oscar Best Rydvall. After his mother's divorce from his father and remarriage to William Ashton Dawson, Best was adopted by his step-father and his name changed to Best Oakley Dawson.

He married Mary Carolyn Kettle on August 14, 1929 in Los Angeles, California. To this union was born at least one daughter. Best and Mary Carolyn are shown together on the 1930 census in Berkeley, Alameda County, California. However, on the 1940 census he is shown as divorced, living with his mother.

It is interesting that he is found in both the California Death Index and the Utah Death Certificate Index. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Oscar Adolph Rydvall (1882 - 1937)
  Ethel Donelson Best Dawson (1883 - 1945)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary OR Marry Carolyn OR Caroline Kettle Dawson (1907 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Barbara Joan Dawson Phelan (1934 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Best Oakley Dawson (1905 - 1966)
  Dorothy J. OR Jean ? Best Rydvall Dawson Rogers Carne (1907 - ____)*
  Phyllis Mary Dawson (1915 - 1933)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 42, Grave #6
GPS (lat/lon): 34.05838, -118.44107
 
Created by: Suzy & Rob
Record added: Jan 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103973830
Best Oakley Dawson
Added by: Suzy & Rob
 
Best Oakley Dawson
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Added by: Glenn and Tracy Morrow
 
 
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