Biography of William H. Dawson
(V) William H. Dawson, son of John Dawson, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania. He was educated in the public schools and grew to manhood on the farm. He choose agriculture for his business and followed it all his life. He was a member of the Baptist church, his wife also being a communicant. He was a Republican in politics, and filled nearly all township offices. He married Cerice Nixon. Children: 1. Emma V., married Homer S. Lewis, of German township. 2. William Newton, residing in Morgantown, West Virginia. 3. Louisa, married Mack Ingram, of Newton, Kansas. 4. Taylor N. of whom further. 5. Laura, married Seawright Brown, of Uniontown. 6. Erwin M., married, and now resides in Uniontown. 7. Ella, married Kenly E. Porter, of Uniontown. 8. Russell E., unmarried. 9. Robert W., married; resides in Los Angeles, California.
(VI) Taylor Nixon, fourth child and second son of William H. Dawson, was born in Georges township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, July 10, 1865. He was educated in the public schools of his district, finishing his studies at Uniontown high school. He grew to early manhood on the home farm, and began business life as a commercial traveler. After leaving the road he began dealing in coal lands, a business he still continues. He is a capable, energetic man of business and a successful operator. He is a Republican in politics, but never has sought or held office, excepting as a member of his ward election board. he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, his wife also being a member. He is active in church and Sunday school work, in which he is interested and useful. He married (first) Emma P. daughter of Ernest E. and Anna E. Wengle. Children: Pauline, Elizabeth, Ruth. He married (second) December 2, 1904, Mary Edith, daughter of Thomas M. and Margaret M. (Cooper) Gregg.
Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette and Greene Counties Pennsylvania, edited by John W. Jordan and James Hadden, Vol. II., 1912, p.597; transcribed by Elaine Kalantarian
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