Florence “Flossie” Dawson was born in the winter of 1883 on February 23rd to Dr. Zina Edward Dawson and Sarah Catharine Frost Dawson. They had a total of 10 children with Florence being 3rd oldest according to ancestry.com. She was a life long West Virginian, native to Harrison County in the North Central part of the state. She had a bright and promising future ahead of her, unfortunately Florence departed from this life in her 18th year on April 11th 1901.
The Clarksburg Telegram., April 12, 1901, pg. 8
Miss Flossie Dawson, the accomplished daughter of Dr. Z. E. Dawson, is lying at the point of death.
Miss Flossie Dawson Dead.
The Clarksburg Telegram., April 12, 1901
Miss Flossie Dawson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Z. E. Dawson, of Wilsonburg, died at 3:45 o’clock Thursday afternoon, April 11, 1901, at 18 years of age, of a complication of diseases. The deceased was a charming girl with all the graces and virtues of lovely young womanhood.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at time of going to press.
FUNERAL OF MISS FLOSSIE DAWSON
The Clarksburg Telegram., April 19, 1901
The funeral of Miss Flossie Dawson, whose death occurred at Wilsonburg, Thursday evening of last week, took place Saturday morning and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery here at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. A. D. Garrett officiated. Relatives away from here attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James Grubb, of Grafton; Mrs. C. B. Pugh, Mrs. Minerva Dawson, Mrs. John T. Dawson, N. C. Dawson, James Hunter and M. W. Dawson, of Rowlesburg. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
The Clarksburg Telegram., April 19, 1901, pg. 10
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dawson, of Weston, were here Saturday in attendance upon the funeral of Miss Flossie Dawson.