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Dove Alkire
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1881
Bates County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1977
Butler
Bates County
Missouri, USA

Dove was the son of William Leazenby & Ary Ann Toothman Alkire. He was one of twelve children, and a twin to his sister, Lovely, who went by Love.

The exact year of Dove and Love's birth is uncertain. Dove used to say that he was born the year that Jesse James died (1882). However, his draft card and social security card show 1881, and his twin sister's gravestone in Rush County, Kansas says 1883. Family was once told that Dove backed up his birth year by a year to have a better chance of avoiding the World War I draft.

Dove married Maud Walden on July 15, 1908, in Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas. Dove and Maud began their married life in Allen County, Kansas. They moved to Butler in about 1912-1914, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Dove purchased the old Star school, cut it up, and moved parts of it to his land on West Dakota Street where he built a three-room house.

Dove worked as a laborer and was known far and wide for being a championship fiddle player.



 
 
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 Parents:
  William Leazenby Alkire (1828 - 1914)
  Ary Ann Toothman Alkire (1846 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Maud Ella Walden Alkire (1892 - 1981)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Othel Leon Alkire (1909 - 1974)*
  Myrtle Irene Alkire Seeley (1912 - 2006)*
  Iley Willis Alkire (1915 - 1991)*
  Lloyd Alkire (1918 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  David E. Alkire (1866 - 1932)*
  John Alkire (1868 - 1929)*
  Rosella Alkire Slater (1871 - 1963)*
  Rosella Alkire Slater (1872 - 1963)*
  Lenard Alonzo Alkire (1874 - 1952)*
  Clarinda Ann Alkire Middleton (1878 - 1946)*
  Amanda Alkire Hickey (1878 - 1964)*
  Lovely Alkire Cunningham (1881 - 1962)*
  Lula Jane Alkire Terrill (1881 - 1949)*
  Dove Alkire (1881 - 1977)
  Obert Alkire (1884 - 1954)*
  Robert Alkire (1884 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Butler
Bates County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Julie
Record added: Apr 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25686880
Dove Alkire
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Dove Alkire
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Dove Alkire
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