John Dawson
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James (John) Dawson


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James (John) Dawson

  • Born: Jul 1866, Michigan
  • Marriage (1): Kittie Lottie Spencer on 2 Jul 1891 in Lapeer, Michigan
  • Died: 1921, Milwaukee, Wisconsin at age 55
  • Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer, Michigan

bullet  General Notes:

In the summer, James Dawson was chef on the steamer John J. Barlum which carried ore in the great lakes. The ship was manufactured in 1909 and scrapped in 1968. In the winter, he was a chef in a lumber camp.

James died while the ship was docked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was shot and killed in a holdup while going to church on a Sunday night. This happened in July, 1922, six months before his grandson, James Dawson Nixon, was born.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Picture: James Dawson Headstone. James is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer, Michigan


James married Kittie Lottie Spencer, daughter of Edwin Spencer and Ellen Olive Hodgkin, on 2 Jul 1891 in Lapeer, Michigan. (Kittie Lottie Spencer was born on 4 Mar 1871 in Lapeer, Michigan, died on 3 Apr 1956 in Staunton, Virginia and was buried in Lapeer, Michigan.)

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