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Ethel Donelson Best Dawson
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Birth: Nov., 1883
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1945
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Ethel Donelson Best Rydvall Dawson was a socialite, coming from the wealthy merchantile family of her Grandfather, Alfred Best. She is often found mentioned in the newspaper attending teas, acting in plays, singing in concerts, etc. Oscar Adolph Rydvall was a violinist who she married in Davis County, Utah in 1905. This marriage ended in divorce and she married second William Ashton Dawson on December 14, 1909 in Cyohoga County, Ohio. He then adopted her two children by Oscar Rydvall, Best and Dorothy. 
Family links: 
  Ezra Oakley Best (1859 - 1949)
  Caroline Mariah Donelson Best (1860 - 1941)
  Oscar Adolph Rydvall (1882 - 1937)
  William Ashton Dawson (1873 - ____)*
  Best Oakley Dawson (1905 - 1966)*
  Dorothy J. OR Jean ? Best Rydvall Dawson Rogers Carne (1907 - ____)*
  Phyllis Mary Dawson (1915 - 1933)*
  Ethel Donelson Best Dawson (1883 - 1945)
  Irmell Best Hummel (1892 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 42, Grave #8
Created by: Suzy & Rob
Record added: Jan 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104000484
Ethel Donelson <i>Best</i> Dawson
Added by: Suzy & Rob
Ethel Donelson <i>Best</i> Dawson
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 Added: May. 30, 2015

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