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 William T. Dawson

William T. Dawson

Lewiston, Greene County, Alabama, USA
Death 20 Sep 1989 (aged 95)
Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Burial Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 175484132 · View Source
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William was the son of John F. Dawson and Eugenie Johnson, who married on 26 Feb 1893 in Limestone Co., Alabama. Per Eugenie on the 1900 and 1910 Census, the couple had three children, but her obituary mentions there were six total, three having died in their infancy. Here are the three named children—William T. (4 Feb 1894 Limestone, AL), Clinton ( Aug 1895 Limestone, AL), and Ida Bell (26 Jun 1898 Cottonwood Falls, KS).

The 1900 Census placed the family in Argos, Walnut Township, Marshall Co., Indiana. John Dawson, aged 31, was farming. Eugenie, aged 25, reported that she had had three children, and that all had survived to that census. With their parents were William, aged 6, Clinton, aged 4, and Ida, aged 1.

The family was still living in the Argos area when the 1910 Census was enumerated. John Dawson, aged 42, was busy with the farm. Eugenie, aged 36, again reported having had three children, all three still living. Indeed, there with the couple were Willie, aged 16, Clinton, aged 14, and Ida (Ada on the record), aged 12.

In the decade following that census, John and Eugenie's nest emptied out. William married Alice Stonehill on 21 Feb 1917 in Argos. William's brother Clinton married Mildred A. Mangold circa 1926. And William's sister Ida Bell married Floyd Bowell on 23 Dec 1915 in St. Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan.

The year after they married, William and Alice welcomed daughter Frances on Sunday 12 May 1918. The three of them appeared together on the 1920 Census, living in Green Township, Marshall Co., Indiana. William (W.T. on the record), aged 26, was a farmer. Alice, aged 24, was home with daughter Frances, aged 1 year, 8 months.

The 1930 Census placed the family in West Township, Marshall County. William, aged 36, was busy with the farm. Alice, aged 34, was keeping house. There with her parents was 11-year-old Frances.

When the 1940 Census was enumerated, William Dawson, aged 46, was still living and farming in West Township in Marshall County. Alice (Ida on the record, for some reason), aged 44, was keeping house. Daughter Frances, aged 31, was working as a stenographer for a grain elevator.

On his 27 Apr 1942 WWII registration, William T. Dawson, aged 48, reported that he was living in Plymouth, Marshall Co., Indiana, and that he was self-employed. Wife Alice was noted as that person that would always know his address. He was 5" 7" tall, weighed 142 lbs., and had brown hair and eyes.

When William died on 20 Sep 1989, he was noted as divorced on his death certificate. William's wife Alice died two years before William on 26 Feb 1987, and was noted as widowed. Ah, the tangled webs that our ancestors weave for us.

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  • Created by: Kim White
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175484132
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William T. Dawson (4 Feb 1894–20 Sep 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175484132, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Kim White (contributor 47499959) .