Author Topic: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests  (Read 4495 times)

Offline briankaess

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« on: Thursday 19 November 15 20:01 GMT (UK) »
Info on Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) and Family

PFC Talmage Edward Dawson, b. Oct 9, 1894 in Topeka, Kansas- d. May 8 1974,
Northbrook, IL. Married many times. Married to Margaret Jane Swartz on Dec 11 1952 in Cook
County, Illinois. This may have been their 2nd marriage. One Daughter: Marie Ellen Dawson (1945-2012). One Daughter from unknown mother: (*) Dawson. Talmage was a native of Kansas. Worked as a Typographer for the Pittsburg Kansan, a Kansas newspaper. Registered for the Draft for WW1 in Crawford County, Kansas, on June 5 1917. Served in the U.S.Army in WW1 on the West Front in France. Enlisted in the U.S.Army in May 28 1918 and was Honorably discharged on Jun 8 1919. Served in HQ's Co, 351st Inf Reg, 88th Infantry Division. Saw action in Haute Alsace Sector.  Entitled to wear a gold war service decoration. Talmage’ name appears on a unit roster of the American 88th Division in WWI. Margaret J Dawson said he suffered from ’shell-shock.’
Talmage reputedly fought in Russia in 1919-1920 but this is only a family story passed down by his former wife Margaret Jane Swartz (1914-1997).

What I am looking for is info about the first wives (and families) of Talmage E Dawson- he appears to have been married multiple times based on the US census. I am also looking for info on Wanda Dawson, perhaps his 1st daughter who was reputedly born in the USA (Kansas or Illinois presumably)in circa 1932. Little is known about her except that she met her half-sister Mary Ellen Dawson (1945-2012) as a little girl in the 1950’s in Evanston, Illinois or nearby.
Other questions: Who is Talmage E Dawson’s Father? I have David Bennett Dawson but am unsure.
  There was also rumored to have been a (*) Dawson (b. abt 1955 or so in the USA) who was either a half brother or half cousin to Marie Ellen Dawson (b. 1945 in Chicago, d. 2012 in Cook County, IL). (*) was a direct descendant of Talmage Dawson. There was a grade school picture of (*) (black and white) from the circa 1960's, presumably in America. Any info on him (*) would be great.



(*) Moderator Comment:
Edited in accordance with RootsChat policy of not publishing details of living people here, or details of people who may still be living. This is to protect all concerned from spam, identity abuse, internet abuse, etc, etc.
Please use the Personal Message (PM) system for exchanging personal data.


Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,700
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 November 15 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat

The person that you mention born 1955 is probably a  living person - RootsChat has a policy not to name living people so you should remove there names.

The 1900 census appears to show Talmage with parents David B Dawson and Alvira Mansfield
These parents are also shown on an anc tree.

David B Dawson  42 Alvira Dawson  37
Burtle Dawson  18 Charles Dawson  10 Cora Dawson  8
Talmage Dawson  5

Sandra

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,700
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 November 15 20:31 GMT (UK) »
US Social Security and Claims Index - (July 1951) Wanda Lou Dawson born 11 November 1932 Salina Salin, Kansas - 6 January 1975 listed as  Wanda Lou Forshey - 11 May 2006 listed as Wanda L Dawson.

Father Talmadge Dawson and Mother Name Sadie Huseman

Sandra


"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada


Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,700
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 November 15 20:40 GMT (UK) »
Scroll to the bottom to read a small snippet of the article - full article by subscription.

Publication: The Belleville Telescope - Thursday, March 20, 1924 - divorce from Mabel Dawson - grounds of extreme cruelty.

http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/12615264/

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,700
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 November 15 20:47 GMT (UK) »
Talmadge Dawson still with Sadie nee Huseman Dawson - Salina, Kansas, City Directory, 1933 - 34 E Minneapolis av - Talmadge - lino opr - General printing Co.

Couple together Salina, Kansas, City Directory, 1935 - 800 S 11th Salina Kansas

Talmadge listed on his own - Salina, Kansas, City Directory, 1937


Talmadge listed with Margaret B Dawson - 30 7th -   Salina, Kansas, City Directory, 1939

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline SLStephens

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 135
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 November 15 21:47 GMT (UK) »
The daughter you mention as having the unknown mother, Wanda Lou, is apparently living with her uncle and aunt in Pottawatamie, Coffey Co.,KS in 1940, Earl and Etta Bennett, both age 44.  She was living in Saline, KS in 1935 according to this census info.

Sandra

Offline briankaess

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 November 15 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Sandra, can you find an obituary or burial spot for Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974)?

Offline shellyesq

  • Moderator
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 13,080
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 November 15 22:42 GMT (UK) »
There appears to be an article or letter written by him from France in 1919 here:  http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/132795037/

I didn't see an obit for him in the Chicago Tribune. 

The Social Security Death Index has his last residence as Northbrook, Illinois.  If nothing else is found, you could try e-mailing their library and see if they would be willing to do a look-up.  http://www.northbrook.info/form/ask-us

Online dbree

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,566
  • Canada
    • View Profile
Re: Talmage E Dawson (1894-1974) Look Up Requests
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 November 15 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Wanda married James C. Forshey, 18 Feb. 1971 in Los Angeles, California
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V626-DVJ

Wanda L. Dawson b. Nov. 11, 1932 died in Seattle, Washington April 9, 2006.
http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/2D205850069947A7E674D01C7D11B18F

Cheers,
DB