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Mary Etta Taylor Dawson
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1866
Franklin County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1948
Grants Pass
Josephine County
Oregon, USA

Obituary transcription courtesy of Craig Humes:

Oregon City Enterprise
Sat., Nov. 20, 1948


Mrs. Mary Eva Dawson, 82, Gold Star Mother and widow of James Dawson, for 16 years a resident of Oregon City, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oliver Clark, at Grants Pass Friday morning following a paralytic stroke. Three and one-half years ago Mrs. Dawson suffered a hip fracture and since this time had been in ill health.

Mrs. Dawson, who was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal church while making her home in this city, and also active member of St. Paul's guild, was the daughter of Michael and Mary Taylor, and was born in New York. She married Mr. Dawson at Sheboygan, Mich., and came West to 1907, settling at LaGrande, Ore., coming to Oregon City in 1909. In 1925 she moved to Portland.

Mrs. Dawson, a flower lover, was responsible for the organization of the Wayside Garden club, Portland, and on the Feb. 15, birthday anniversary of Mrs. Dawson, a social gathering was held each year by that organization. She served as the first president of the club and continued active until her accident. After moving to Portland she was active in the St. Michael and All Angels' Episcopal church.

Mrs. Dawson was one of the first Gold Star Mothers to make the trip overseas following World War I, her son, Howard, having died in France in 1918 from pneumonia. Another son, Thomas, was accidentally killed near Lyle, Wash., in 1910 while employed in a logging camp.

Mrs. Dawson is survived by the following children, Mrs. G. Fletcher Mighells, Rt. 3, Oregon City; Mrs. Oliver Clark, Grants Pass; Mrs. George Holzman, Hubbard; Mrs. Cecil J. Kerr, Amboy, Wash.; Mrs. John Eggink, Portland; Arthur, Washougal, Wash.; Kenneth, Bremerton, Wash.; John, Seal Rock, Ore. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 a. m. at Holman, Hankins and Rilance chapel, with Rev. Hal R. Gross , rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View cemetery and the body laid to rest beside that of her husband. 
Family links: 
  Michael Taylor (1820 - 1895)
  Matilda Mary Taylor (1826 - 1868)
  James Dawson (1859 - 1939)
  Arthur Irving Dawson (1882 - 1968)*
  James Carlyle Dawson (1884 - 1910)*
  Thomas George Dawson (1889 - 1910)*
  Bernice Berthol Dawson Clark (1892 - 1976)*
  Rhoda May Dawson Holzman (1895 - 1968)*
  Kenneth Kenwood Dawson (1897 - 1977)*
  Howard Buckley Dawson (1899 - 1918)*
  Alice May Dawson Kerr (1902 - 1975)*
  Mabel Adelaide Dawson Eggink (1905 - 1999)*
  John Henry Dawson (1910 - 1981)*
  Mary Frances Taylor (1844 - 1844)*
  Joseph L. Taylor (1846 - 1846)*
  Nancy Ann Janett Taylor (1847 - 1850)*
  Royal Justin Taylor (1848 - 1938)*
  Rollin Simpson Taylor (1854 - 1858)*
  Martha Alice Taylor Graves (1855 - 1929)*
  Rosa Taylor (1856 - ____)*
  Byron Edward Taylor (1858 - 1863)*
  Jenney Marelda Taylor Clark (1859 - 1901)*
  George Washington Taylor (1861 - 1882)*
  Charles Webster Taylor (1864 - ____)*
  Mary Etta Taylor Dawson (1866 - 1948)
  Lillian Victoria Taylor Dawson (1868 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Age 82
Mountain View Cemetery
Oregon City
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 1ST ADDITION,Block 115,Lot 4
Maintained by: Alan Eugene Koch
Originally Created by: Craig (Gibson/Tucker) Hu...
Record added: Feb 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47554317
Mary Etta <i>Taylor</i> Dawson
Added by: Alan Eugene Koch
Mary Etta <i>Taylor</i> Dawson
Added by: Alan Eugene Koch
Mary Etta <i>Taylor</i> Dawson
Added by: Alan Eugene Koch
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