William H. Dawson

Image of the Former I.O.O.F. Cemetery where William H. Dawson is laid at final rest
View from front of Cemetery

William H. Dawson, Esq.

The Clarksburg Telegram., November 09, 1900, page 5

William H. Dawson, Esq., died at 8:20 o’clock, Sunday night, November 4, 1900, of cancer of the stomach. He was 58 years of age. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Thirty years ago he married Miss Florence Ebert. His wife and two children W. Ebert Dawson and Miss S. May Dawson survive him.

The deceased was first in the employ of Isaac Prageras dry goods salesman in this city. Next he was with Maj. R. S. Gardner, and with T. S. Spates’ dry goods store 25 years. At and a few years prior to his death he was employed in R. T. Lowndes’ store in the same capacity. As a dry goods salesman he had no superiors and but few equals. Mr. Dawson was one of Clarksburg’s best and most highly esteemed citizens. He was honored and loved by all. He served four years in the Union Army during the Civil War with distinction and received an honorable discharge at Wheeling. His religious affiliations were with the M. E. Church. A host of friends regret his demise and extend deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.

The Clarksburg Telegram., November 09, 1900, page 8

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ebert, Mrs. F. A. Lang, J. Gail Ebert, of Parkersurg and Clarence and Alert McGinnis, of Martinsburg, attended the funeral of Wiliam H. Dawson, Wednesday Afternoon.


By the Ladies Aid Society of the Goff Memorial M. E. Church

Goff M. E. Chapel
Goff M. E. Church

The Clarksburg telegram, November 23, 1900, Pg 5

Whereas, It has been the will of our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst William Dawson, husband of Sister Florence Dawson, be it

Resolved; That we deplore the removal of a life so long and full of usefulness, so gentle and thoughtful, so kind and loving to his family and to his wife, our sister.

Resolved; That we extend our sister, Mrs. Dawson, and to her daughter and son, our heartfelt sympathy.

Resolved; That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of our society, a copy to be printed in each of the Clarksburg papers, and a copy be sent to the bereaved family of our deceased friend.


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