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Thomas Erskine Dawson
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1859
Fort Benton
Chouteau County
Montana, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1953
East Glacier Park
Glacier County
Montana, USA

Thomas was born in the Fort Benton area of Montana. His parents were Major Andrew Dawson and Susan Et Stain He was schooled in Scotland where he lived with an Uncle. He worked as a ship builder there and later went to Canada to work with the Mounted Police. He returned to Fort Benton and married Isabel Clarke, daughter of Malcolm Clarke.
Tom became friends with Louis Hill of the Great Northern Railway and together they helped put the railroad into Glacier. They set aside land to become Glacier National Park. Tom helped survey the area of the park. A portrait of him was made by, Winold Reiss, called, "The Last of The Mountain Men." It shows Tom in buckskins and a coontail cap. This image is on several pieces of Western Art. The original is at the Montana Historical Society in Helena.
Much is written about him as a true pioneer of Montana.
He is buried in the family cemetery near E. Glacier above Midvale, Montana.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Dawson (1817 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Isabel Agnes Clarke Dawson (1857 - 1935)
 
Burial:
Clarke-Dawson
East Glacier Park
Glacier County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: Jo Ann Welch
Record added: Oct 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22271692
Thomas Erskine Dawson
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Thomas Erskine Dawson
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- Jo Ann Welch
 Added: Oct. 18, 2012
Not lost to memory! Not lost to love! But gone to our Father's house above!
- Darlene T.
 Added: May. 4, 2011
 
 
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