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William Jewell Dolton of Missouri

William Jewel Dolton (1892-1965)
+ Blanche Florence Sherard (1894 - 1976)
Blanche Olive Dolton (1915 - 1989)
Lydia Lola Dolton (1916 - 2010)
Betty Fern Dolton (1924 - )
William Jewell Dolton, Jr. (1925 - 1989)
Donald Lee Dolton (1927 - 2010)
Mickey Jean Dolton (1932 - 2007)
Frank and Ida Olive (Ford) Dolton were the parents of William Jewel Dolton, born 8 Apr 1892, near Maysville, DeKalb, Missouri. That year was just eight years prior to the start of the new millennium. The decade leading up to 1892 was a part of the Second Industrial Revolution. Due to increased availability of travel, especially due to the railroads, this was a time of economic prosperity. Following quickly on the heels of this economic boom time was a severe economic depression sparked by the Panic of 1893 and strikes among workers in industry. The Spanish American War of 1898 resulted in the US gaining temporary control of Cuba and permanent control over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. This is the world into which Bill was born.
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When Blanche Florence Sherard was born on March 1, 1894, in Missouri, her father, Edmond, was 21 and her mother, Lydia, was 21. Also in 1894, a fire at the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago destroys most of the remaining buildings. The Olympic games were re-created by Pierre de Coubertin after a hiatus of 1500 years.

Blanche had five brothers and two sisters. She married William Jewel Dolton on June 16, 1914, in St Joseph, Missouri. They had six children in 17 years. She died on December 16, 1976, in Independence, Missouri, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kansas City, Missouri.




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