Ralph E. Dotson

29 April 1902–6 July 1995 (Age 93)
Washington, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ralph E.

When Ralph E. Dotson was born on 29 April 1902, in Washington, Missouri, United States, his father, John Wesley Dotson, was 32 and his mother, Annetta Ann Tillson, was 25. He lived in Liberty Township, Washington, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Ferndale, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 6 July 1995, in Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 93.

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John Wesley Dotson
Annetta Ann Tillson
Ruth Elizabeth Dotson
Edith Mae Dotson
Ralph E. Dotson
Mable Vera Dotson

Parents and Siblings


    Annetta Ann Tillson




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 1

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Dodde ( see Dodd ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Dotson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph E Dotson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph E Datson in household of John W Datson, "United States Census, 1920"

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