Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wedding Wednesday - Taylor and Iona Dawson
My great-great-grandparents, William Taylor Dawson and Iona Celeste Silvana Rodenberger, married 13 September 1874 in Cherokee Co, Kansas. Iona was 19 and Taylor 25 years old.
"In 1870, . . . I followed the advice of Horace Greely and went west. I landed in Kansas, " by Taylor Dawson, in a 1936 article published in the Chrisman Courier, reflecting on his family's history. Taylor lived in Edgar Co, Illinois prior to his move to Kansas. He and Iona, with their family, moved to Edgar Co, Illinois between 1885 and 1887.
Taylor and Iona had 7 children: Dottie Maud, Judge Leighton, Lois Lacona, Talmage Virgil, Dixie Beryl, Dudley Theo, and Challis Carmen Haddon Dawson.