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Descendants of James Dobbins

Generation No. 6


      68. Thomas Ulysses6 Dobbins (John Carson5, Henry L.4, John3, Alexander2, James1) was born 20 Feb 1856 in Sumner Co., TN, and died 20 Mar 1944. He married Harriet Ann Elliott 11 Feb 1886 in Reynolds, Jefferson Co., NE. She was born 19 Feb 1863, and died 08 Oct 1946.

Notes for Thomas Ulysses Dobbins:
Thomas worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for many years. In the 1900 census they were living in Fairbury TWP, Jefferson Co., NE. He and his wife are buried in Greybull, Big Horn Co., WY.
     
Children of Thomas Dobbins and Harriet Elliott are:
  106 i.   Bessie Leona7 Dobbins, born 05 Apr 1887.
  107 ii.   Earl Dobbins, born Feb 1890.
  108 iii.   Cecil Clifford Dobbins, born 07 Sep 1894.


      72. Allen David6 Dobbins (John Carson5, Henry L.4, John3, Alexander2, James1) was born 29 Apr 1864 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO, and died 18 Dec 1946 in Los Angeles, CA. He married Mary Ellen Lemmons 16 Apr 1911 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS. She was born 20 Jan 1881 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO, and died 18 Jan 1973.

Notes for Allen David Dobbins:
lived at 7405 San Pedro Street, LA, and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood, CA
     
Children of Allen Dobbins and Mary Lemmons are:
  109 i.   Caroline Ella7 Dobbins, born 09 Aug 1912 in Los Angeles, CA; died 06 Nov 1912 in Los Angeles, CA.
  Notes for Caroline Ella Dobbins:
Carrie died of an infection from a spider bite. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

  110 ii.   Lillian Dobbins, born 07 Nov 1913; died 21 Jul 1988 in Panorama City, L.A. Co., CA. She married Albert Schreiner 24 May 1941 in Los Angeles, CA.
  111 iii.   Arron Dobbins, born 12 Mar 1917 in Los Angeles, CA; died 03 May 1988 in Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA. He married Evelyn Agnes Schaaf 11 Jan 1941 in Los Angeles, CA; born 18 Nov 1921 in Los Angeles, CA.
  Notes for Arron Dobbins:
Arron served in the U.S. Navy as a Boatswin Mate stationed in Long Beach, CA, He was an Electrician at the Naval Shipyards in Long Beach during WWII. He died of cancer and is buried in Rose Hills Mem. Park Cemetery, Whittier.



      74. Iva May6 Dobbins (John Carson5, Henry L.4, John3, Alexander2, James1) was born 27 Jan 1868 in Bushnell, McDonough Co., IL, and died 23 Aug 1951 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. She married George Robinson Fultz 10 May 1892 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS. He was born 09 Feb 1843 in Columbiana Co., OH, and died 09 Sep 1921.

Notes for Iva May Dobbins:
"Ivie" was the 2nd wife of Geo. She died at their home at 911 N. Topeka, Wichita KS of a heart attack. She is buried with her husband in the FULTZ family plot in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, KS
     
Child of Iva Dobbins and George Fultz is:
  112 i.   Edith M.7 Fultz, born 28 Jan 1894 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS; died 08 Oct 1976 in Witchita, KS. She married Worth H. Fletcher 22 Dec 1931 in Witchita, KS; born 08 May 1900 in Randolph Co., TN; died Jan 1979.


      76. Ira J.6 Dobbins (John Carson5, Henry L.4, John3, Alexander2, James1) was born 13 Aug 1872 in IL, and died 14 Oct 1932 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS. He married Carrie Adeline Hill 19 Dec 1899 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS. She was born 10 Jun 1880 in Wellington, Sumner Co., MO, and died 03 Dec 1976.
     
Children of Ira Dobbins and Carrie Hill are:
  113 i.   Russell Raymond7 Dobbins, born 12 Aug 1900 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS; died 16 May 1970 in Davenport, Scott Co., IA. He married Faynetta Marie Watkins 19 Jan 1921 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS.
  Notes for Russell Raymond Dobbins:
At the time of their marriage Russell listed on the certificate that he was from Glorieta,NM. He worked and retired with the Santa Fe Railroad and was in the U.S. Army during WW1. Russell and Marie lived in Colorado Springs, CO and was visiting their dau. in Davenport, IA when he died. He was buried there.

  114 ii.   Rea Hill Dobbins, born 18 Apr 1902 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS; died 27 Sep 1978. He married Nannie Lee Hawkins; born 23 Jun 1904.
  Notes for Rea Hill Dobbins:
Rea was working on the Santa Fe Railroad along with his brother Russell when he met his wife. They moved to L.A. and remained there the rest of their lives. They had no children.

  115 iii.   Helen Irene Dobbins, born 16 Apr 1907 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS. She married Verlin Earl Oglevie 07 Apr 1928; born 26 Oct 1905; died 01 Jul 1966.
  Notes for Helen Irene Dobbins:
No children.

  116 iv.   Lucille Mildred Dobbins, born 13 Jan 1912.
  117 v.   Louise Maudine Dobbins, born 13 Jan 1912.
  118 vi.   John William Dobbins, born 16 Dec 1917 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS; died 26 Mar 1978 in Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS. He married Betty Jeanne Wolfe 21 Jan 1940 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS; born 09 Mar 1920 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS.
  119 vii.   Max Eugene Dobbins, born 25 Oct 1921 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS; died 25 Mar 1991 in Wichita, KS. He married Mercedes McCutcheon 05 Jan 1945 in Wichita, KS; born 07 Dec 1924 in Wichita, KS.


      77. Neel6 Dobbins (John Carson5, Henry L.4, John3, Alexander2, James1) was born 25 Jul 1874 in Bushnell, McDonough Co., IL, and died 01 Jan 1957 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. He married Hattie Mae Stauffer 18 Jun 1902 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. She was born 31 Oct 1879 in Lathrop, Clinton Co., MO, and died Aug 1960 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.

Notes for Neel Dobbins:
Neel and Hattie moved to NM and lived in a sod house for a while but found it too miserable a place to live and moved back to Joplin, MO for the remainder of their lives. Neel was a cement finisher until his death. He died of face cancer at his home and is buried with Hattie in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, MO.
     
Children of Neel Dobbins and Hattie Stauffer are:
  120 i.   Dorothy Virginia7 Dobbins, born 10 Apr 1903.
  121 ii.   Pauline Margaret Dobbins, born 05 Mar 1906 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. She married Caleb Clyde McAfee; born 11 May 1905; died 06 Feb 1980 in Irving, TX.
  122 iii.   Neel William Dobbins, born 04 Apr 1910 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. He married (1) Arnetta Merryman 18 Sep 1930. He married (2) Opal Louise Duggar Scott 05 Aug 1932 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. He married (3) Maneva Pansy Halliwell 21 Sep 1935 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO.
  Notes for Neel William Dobbins:
Neel was a power shovel operator when he died. He is buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

  123 iv.   Johnathan Joseph Dobbins, born 05 Mar 1912 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO; died 16 May 1981 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. He married Rosa May Larimer 25 Aug 1932.


      85. Oliver Beard6 Dobbins (David Foster5, Henry L.4, John3, Alexander2, James1) was born 06 Dec 1870 in Sumner Co., Tenn., and died 24 Oct 1935 in Urbana, Champaign Co., IL.. He married Edith Emma Leonard 15 Dec 1897 in Ford Co., IL, daughter of John Leonard and Emma Gullett. She was born 13 Jul 1874 in Metamora, Woodford Co., IL., and died 14 May 1959 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL..

Notes for Oliver Beard Dobbins:
Oliver B. Dobbins was born at Gallatin, Tennessee, December 6, 1870, and is of old Southern and Revolutionary stock. His great-grandfather
Dobbins fought with the Carolina Rangers under the leadership of Marion in the Revolutionary War. His grandfather, Henry Dobbins, was born at Gallatin, Tennessee, in 1798, was a planter in that state, and died there in November, 1870. He was a whig and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Oliver was brought to Illinois as an infant and lived for 4 years in McDonough Co. until his family removed to East Bend township, Champaign Co., IL. in 1876. There he attended country schools for some time and later became a student at the Normal School in Normal, IL. Subsequently he successfully engaged in teaching in Champaign and Ford counties for 4 years, during which time he began reading law with Judge M. H. Cloud of Paxton, and then pursued a two year course in the law department of the Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was granted the degree of LL.B in 1894. Coming to Urbana, he formed a partnership with Spencer M. White, and together they have since engaged in general practice, meeting with excellent success from the start. On the 15th of Dec., 1897, Mr. Dobbins was united in marriage with Miss Edith Leonard, of Gibson City, IL, who for three years prior to her marriage was a teacher in the schools of Wellington, Kansas, where her father lived. Socially Mr. Dobbins is a Master Mason and a member of the Urbana Lodge, I.O.O.F., while politically he is an ardent Democrat, and has served as a member of the Democratic central committee. In 1896 he was the candidate of his party for state's attorney. Mr. Dobbins has made a specialty of organizing and representing drainage districts, having organized and appeared as attorney for fifty such districts. His work in that line now covers a dozen counties.
As a. public leader Mr. Dobbins' name is synonymous with high ideals and the better element of local citizenship. "In national politics he has
always been a Democrat, and has also been closely identified with antisaloon work. In 1896 as county chairman of the Democratic party he had the honor of piloting the party to its first county victory in fifty years.
From 1913 to 1915 Mr. Dobbins was mayor of Champaign. That administration will have a notable place in a subsequent survey of the
city's history. A body of business men interested in the welfare of Champaign obtained a petition signed by six hundred persons to induce Mr. Dobbins to accept the nomination as leader of an independent movement to clean out the dives and joints with which the city was infested. A voluntary subscription of $800 was pledged for the campaign. Mr. Dobbins was elected by an overwhelming vote, exceeding that of the regular Bepublican and Democratic candidates combined. People did not have to wait long to find out what he would do in office.
His was a truly reform administration. It was marked by a continuous and unrelenting fight to make the city clean. During that fight one of
his policemen was murdered and fhe chief of police was shot. His administration was not confined entirely to the moral benefit and uplift. There also ensued an immense amount of public improvement, particularly noticeable in police and fire departments and in street improvements. Mr. Dobbins' name appears as mayor on either the ordinances or warrants for pavements laid on sixteen streets of the city.

(Champaign Co. Biographical Record) From 1913 to 1915 Mr. Dobbins was the mayor of Champaign. Oliver was 11 when his mother died.
O.B. And Edith lived at 805 W. Illinois, Urbana, IL (1900 City Directory, White & Dobbins, Lawyers)

Notes for Edith Emma Leonard:
The year that Edith Emma was born, 1874, her family moved to Ford Co., IL. Her mother died shortly after the birth of John Henry, Dec. 24, 1878, and Edith and her baby brother were taken to Woodford Co. by the grandparents (Gulletts). The baby died the following summer and Edith remained until school age when her father brought her back to Ford Co.. She attended school in different districts where she could be boarded, spending the weekends with her father at his home.
Her father remarried in 1882 to Anna Whorrell of Woodford Co. They had two sons, John Thomas and William Hendricks. About 1892 the family moved to a farm in Butler Co., KS. Edith began teaching school in Wellington, KS. After three years, she went back to Illinois and stayed with her Aunt Fanny who lived near the Union school west of Blackford. Taught school there for a year and then married O.B. Dobbins, Dec. 15, 1897.
     
Children of Oliver Dobbins and Edith Leonard are:
  124 i.   Ray Franklin7 Dobbins, born 26 Nov 1901 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL.; died 19 Nov 1974 in Sarasota, Sarasota Co., Fla.. He married (1) Barbara Burnham Harris 11 May 1926 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL.; born 24 Apr 1903 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL.; died 27 Jan 1952 in Gadsden, Calhoun Co., Ala.. He married (2) Elizabeth Louise Hunter 12 Aug 1959 in Punta Gorda, FL; born 20 Apr 1916 in Paris, Edgar Co., IL; died 01 May 1994 in Sarasota, FL.
  125 ii.   Dorothy Courtney Dobbins, born 04 Sep 1903 in Urbana, Champaign Co., IL.; died 03 Jun 1988 in Brookfield, Cook Co., IL. She married Albert Mohr 08 Oct 1925 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL.; born 11 Oct 1899 in Chicago, IL; died 03 Nov 1971 in Chicago, IL.
  126 iii.   Leonard Oliver Dobbins, born 26 Sep 1907 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL.; died 27 Sep 1998 in San Diego, CA. He married Dorothy McCauley 15 May 1946; born 17 Jul 1913; died 20 Nov 1986 in San Diego, CA.
  127 iv.   Lloyd Dobbins, born 26 Sep 1907 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL.; died 03 Oct 1907 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL..


      86. Nettie Ann6 Dobbins (David Foster5, Henry L.4, John3, Alexander2, James1) was born 03 Jan 1872 in McDonough Co., IL, and died 26 Aug 1931 in Apopka, FL. She married Samuel Clarence McDowell 16 Mar 1897 in Dewey, Champaign Co., IL, son of Isaac McDowell and Mary Sperry. He was born 18 Jul 1869 in Champaign Co., IL, and died 21 Sep 1930 in Champaign Co., IL.

Notes for Nettie Ann Dobbins:
The "A." was on her marriage license. Nettie died of a "diabetes attack" in FL. while visiting with her parents (Obit - Champaign News Gazette, Aug 28, 1931). She had lived for about 23 years in Fremont, Iowa, and in 1930 sold property there and returned to a farm about 2 miles north of Champaign. Clarence McDowell died the following fall. Arthur Dobbins, Nettie's brother lived with her on farm. Obit stated that she left a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Pickens (Mabel) 2 miles north of Champaign, Edith, a school teacher in Centralia, IL, and Merle (?) a son, an instructor at Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa.

Notes for Samuel Clarence McDowell:
Farmer in the Fisher area. Clarence and Nettie lived in Fremont, IA for 25 years before coming back to Champaign Co. in the spring of 1930. He is buried at the Willow Brook Cemetery at Fisher, IL.
     
Children of Nettie Dobbins and Samuel McDowell are:
  128 i.   Nannie Margaret7 McDowell, born 27 Aug 1898 in Ford Co., IL; died 30 Aug 1898.
  Notes for Nannie Margaret McDowell:
Buried in Waggoner Cemetery, Ford County, IL.

  129 ii.   C. Merle McDowell, born 15 Jul 1900. He married Vivian Vesta Vataw.
  Notes for C. Merle McDowell:
Merle was an instructor at Iowa State College, Ames IA. (obit of his father)
In 1951 he lived in Toledo, OH (at the time of Uncle Roy's death)

  Notes for Vivian Vesta Vataw:
name found on a scrap of paper with Dobbins genealogy

  130 iii.   Mabel McDowell, born 14 Jan 1903 in Champaign Co., IL. She married W. Clyde Pickens.
  131 iv.   Edith Louise McDowell, born 21 Feb 1906 in Freemont, IA; died Jun 1982 in Scottsdale, Maricopa, IA. She married Dr. Jeff Bennett.
  Notes for Edith Louise McDowell:
Edith was a school teacher in Centralia, IL. (mothers obit, 1931) birth and death from Social Security



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