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Orlando Francis Dawson
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Birth: May 19, 1857
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1927
McLean County
Illinois, USA

Lexington Unit-Journal, April 7, 1927

Orlando F. Dawson, prominent Lexington citizen, died suddenly at his home Thursday, March 31st. He had been ill only a short time with heart trouble, but he was not known to be seriously sick and his death came as a great shock to family and friends.
Mr. Dawson was born in Lexington May 19, 1857, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dawson. He was married to Katherine Farr August 21, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson resided on their farm northeast of Lexington until a few years ago, when they moved into town and have since resided here. All of Mr. Dawson's life was spent in Lexington, with the exception of a few years in his youth which the family spent in California.
Mr. Dawson was a kindly, gentleman, possessed of many noble traits of Christian character which endeared him in a peculiar way to his family and large circle of relatives and friends. For thirty years he was a faithful member of the Christian church of Lexington.
Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife and two children John W. Dawson, of near Lexington and Mrs. B. F. Schieger of Maywood. A brother Thomas A. Dawson, resides in Lexington, and there are four grandchildren. Grace, Katherine, Glea and Junior Schiefer of Maywood, and Roslyn Dawson of Lexington.
Funeral services were held from the Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Chas. S. Haugham assisted by Melntyre of Saybrook. Music was in charge of a quartet composed of Dr. H. H. McFan, L. J. Grimsley, Joseph Leach and Forrest Watt.
Pall bearers were Edward and Nathan Leach, H. E. Flesher, Clayton Ballinger, Samuel Garrettm and Ellis Garrett. Burial was in Lexington cemetery.
Out of town persons in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Schiefer, of Maywood, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Wurmley and son of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, of Weston, Mr. and Mrs. William Henning, of Fairbury, Mr. and Mrs. George K. Young, and son, George of Gridley, and Mrs. Mary Shade and John Pils of Bloomington and Mr. and Mrs. John Nagel of Chenoa.
Family links: 
  John Ogden Dawson (1820 - 1900)
  Armintia Adams Dawson (1824 - 1861)
  Catherine Belle Farr Dawson (1870 - 1959)*
  Grace E Dawson Schiefer (1891 - 1970)*
  John William Dawson (1896 - 1969)*
  Hellen Dawson (1845 - 1846)*
  Eleazar M Dawson (1847 - 1854)*
  Catiry Jane Dawson (1849 - 1849)*
  Mary E Dawson (1851 - 1851)*
  Cynthia Dawson (1852 - 1854)*
  Orlando Francis Dawson (1857 - 1927)
  Thomas Albert Dawson (1857 - 1934)*
  James R Dawson (1860 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
Lexington Cemetery
McLean County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jan 20, 2013
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Orlando Francis Dawson
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