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Zella Myrtle "Myrtle" Walker Dotson
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1903
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1990
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA

Myrtle Dotson (who used her middle name as did some other siblings of hers) was the sixth of eleven children in the family of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers. Raised on the family farm, she was one of the children who was responsible for "extra duties" at age 14 when her mother died in 1918. Myrtle married Ted Dotson (Theodore Roosevelt Dotson) (1902-1997) on December 2, 1922 at the Parsonage of the First M. E. Church in Wapello, Iowa. They were the parents of Leonard "Max" Dotson (1924-1952) and Virginia (Dotson/Lox) Golliher. Ted and Myrtle spent a number of years living in New London, Iowa, but moved to a home on Cottage Grove Avenue in West Burlington, Iowa, in 1955, and remained there for their remaining years.


The Hawk Eye, page 8A, September 19, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Z. Myrtle Dotson, 87, of 209 Cottage Grove Street, West Burlington, died at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 1990, at Burlington Medical Center's Klein unit.

Born June 25, 1903, in Louisa County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Hattie Moyers Walker. She married Theodore R. Dotson December 2, 1922 in Wapello.

She had been a clerk for the Red and White Grocery Store in New London for 35 years. She had also worked for the New London Glove Factory. She was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Golliher, Jackson, Michigan; one brother, Samuel Walker, Cedar Rapids; one sister, Elsie Walker, Marshalltown; two half sisters, Viola Van Houten, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Marjorie Kimble, Morning Sun; one half brother, Robert Walker, Texas; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lunning Chapel.

The service for Mrs. Dotson will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lunning Chapel with the Reverend John Cornish officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Samuel Nathaniel Walker (1869 - 1957)
  Hattie Mae Moyers Walker (1876 - 1918)
  Theodore Roosevelt Dotson (1902 - 1997)
  Leonard Max Dotson (1924 - 1952)*
  Elsie Ella Walker (1894 - 1992)*
  George Percy Walker (1896 - 1985)*
  Maude Mae Walker Fortner (1897 - 1970)*
  Albert Ross Walker (1899 - 1936)*
  Thomas Clifford Walker (1901 - 1979)*
  Zella Myrtle Walker Dotson (1903 - 1990)
  Paul Moyers Walker (1904 - 1959)*
  Samuel Clinton Walker (1910 - 1991)*
  Hattie Leota Walker Brumm (1912 - 1967)*
  Ruth Rebecca Walker Broeker (1915 - 1939)*
  William David Walker (1918 - 1977)*
  Viola Belle Walker Van Houten (1921 - 2016)**
  John Henry Walker (1924 - 1944)**
  Marjorie Naomi Walker Kimble (1927 - 2015)**
  Rosalie Reil Walker (1933 - 1933)**
*Calculated relationship
Aspen Grove Cemetery
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 327 Lot 411 Grave 6
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100212602
Zella Myrtle Myrtle <i>Walker</i> Dotson
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Zella Myrtle Myrtle <i>Walker</i> Dotson
Added by: DW Brumm
Zella Myrtle Myrtle <i>Walker</i> Dotson
Added by: DW Brumm
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