Dottie had two younger brothers and two younger sisters at the time of her death. In the 1880 Federal Census of Sheridan Twp, Cherokee Co, Kansas, the Taylor Dawson family was enumerated on 17 June 1880: Taylor Dawson, 30, farmer, b. Ill.; wife Iona S. Dawson, 24, keeping house, b. Ind.; daughter Dottie M. Dawson, 5, b. Kansas; son Judge L, 3, b. Kansas; daughter "not named", b. April, 1 month old, b. Kansas; and Jasper Reid, 21, works on farm.
|Dottie and her mother, Iona (Rodenberger0 Dawson|
Tintype in the Dawson Family Bible
November 23, 1883 Monthly Report
Reading 100; Spelling 100; Penmanship 100
No. of Days Present 19; Deportment 85
General Average 100
Nov. 24, 1883 by Ad H. Gibson, Teacher
Apr. 11, 1884 Monthly Report
Spelling 100; Arithmetic 100, Penmanship 100
No. of Days Present 20; No of Times Tardy 1; Deportment 95
General Average 98+
Apr. 12, 1884 by Ad H. Gibson, Teacher
|A Bit of Experience|
Dottie's recitation on Dec. 25th, 1884.
|A Bit of experience. Rec. by her|
at the Friendship Christmas tree, Dec. 25th 1884.
For which she received praise
even at her Funeral for speak-
ing it so calm and nicely,
at nine years of age.
|Taylor and Judge|
Dixie, Tally, Lois, Iona (holding Dottie's portrait)
|[Source: Find a Grave, photo by Mary Parmele]|