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Willis Parker Dole

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Oct 1859 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

birth-walter-dole-1894: Delayed birth certificate for Walter Spear Dole (1894); Iowa, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “1894-1895 > 055001 - 060000” image 208; citing “Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, DGS: 101693735, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa; registration #55204, filed 28 Apr 1942”

Comment: Source includes name (Willis Parker Dole).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes name (Willis Dole).

census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, enumeration district 44-9, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 215B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "California > Santa Cruz > Santa Cruz > District 0009" image 18; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 215 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339950]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling <unknown>

Comment: Source includes name (Willis P. Dole).

periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915: “Here In Lincoln / Campaign of Abuses,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Jul 2018) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Lincoln > The Lincoln Star > 1915 > 05 > 27” page 2; citing “The Lincoln Daily Star (City Edition) (Lincoln, Nebraska), 27 May 1915 (Thursday), page 2, column 3”

Comment: Source includes name (Wills [?] Dole).

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birth

birth-walter-dole-1894: Delayed birth certificate for Walter Spear Dole (1894); Iowa, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 May 2021) > “1894-1895 > 055001 - 060000” image 208; citing “Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944, DGS: 101693735, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa; registration #55204, filed 28 Apr 1942”

Comment: Source includes location (Ashtabula, Ohio).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes date (Oct/1859), age (40), and location (Ohio). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1859 to 1 June 1860, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, enumeration district 44-9, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 215B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "California > Santa Cruz > Santa Cruz > District 0009" image 18; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 215 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339950]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling <unknown>

Comment: Source includes age (70) and location (Ohio). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1859 to 1 Apr 1860.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Martha Jane "Mattie" Spear (1867 – 1953)

Married: Bet 2 Jun 1888 and 1 Jun 1889

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 24,25, dwelling 121

Comment: Source identifies Mattie Jane Dole as the wife of Willis Dole and the number of years married (11) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1888 to 1 June 1889.

periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915: “Here In Lincoln / Campaign of Abuses,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Jul 2018) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Lincoln > The Lincoln Star > 1915 > 05 > 27” page 2; citing “The Lincoln Daily Star (City Edition) (Lincoln, Nebraska), 27 May 1915 (Thursday), page 2, column 3”

Comment: Source inlcudes year (1889) and location (Atwood, Kas.) of the marriage between Willis [?] Dole and Mattie J. Dole. It also notes that she filed for divorce, but doesn't include the results of the filing.

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Child: William T. Dole (1890 – 1890)

Child: Mary Helen Dole (1891 – 1990)

Child: Dolsy Hazel Dole (1893 – 1987)

Child: Walter Spear Dole (1894 – ?)

Child: Viola Sophia Dole (1903 – 1930)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Union Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 29 Jan 1930 at , , California, United States

Occupation: (night manager at a hotel) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Union Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 121

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Union Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

obituary-viola-dole-1930: Obituary for Viola Dole (1930); “Miss Viola Dole Dies,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 1 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Beatrice > Beatrice Daily Sun > 1930 > 01 > 29” page 5; citing “Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska), 29 Jan 1930 (Wednesday), page 5, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date of Viola's obituary (29 Jan 1930) and locaiton (California).

census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, enumeration district 44-9, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 215B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "California > Santa Cruz > Santa Cruz > District 0009" image 18; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 215 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339950]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling <unknown>

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Night Man / Hotel).

census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, enumeration district 44-9, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 215B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "California > Santa Cruz > Santa Cruz > District 0009" image 18; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 215 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339950]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling <unknown>

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Santa Cruz City, County: Santa Cruz, State: California).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Mattie filed for divorce from Willis before 27 May 1915. According to her petition, he left her 16 Mar 1913 after 15 years of a "systematic campaign of fault finding and abuse" and failed to support her after that. Only Viola was still at home at the time, and Martha sought custody. [periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

periodical-campaign-of-abuses-1915: “Here In Lincoln / Campaign of Abuses,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 29 Jul 2018) > “United States of America > Nebraska > Lincoln > The Lincoln Star > 1915 > 05 > 27” page 2; citing “The Lincoln Daily Star (City Edition) (Lincoln, Nebraska), 27 May 1915 (Thursday), page 2, column 3”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Willis' parents were both from Ohio. [census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a]

He may have been born 28 Oct 1859. (From the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 text-only database on Ancestry.com.)

Willis Dole and Martha Spear may have married 1 May 1889 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas. [research-a-spear-family-history]

There exist multiple voter registration records for Willis P. Dole in Santa Cruz County between 1920 and 1938 (and Los Angeles County in 1924). He was a registered republican and identiifed as a fireman, laborer, or gardener, depending on the year. All have the same residence address from 1926, before that a couple of different addresses (one on the same street) are represented.

The 1930 U.S. Census notes that Willis Dole was divorced. Since this simply applies to a divirce prior to 1930, it may or may not refer to his marriage to Martha; that it may refer to another wife must be taken into account, so this is not yet a source. [census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b]

Willis probably died 5 Jun 1940 in Santa Cruz, California, and was buried in the I.O.O.F Cementery [an alternate name for the Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery] in Santa Cruz, California. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-130-8a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Union Township, enumeration district 130, sheet 8A (form/penned) or page 291A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Union > District 0130" image 1; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 121

census-us-1930-ps-ca-santacruz-9-9b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, enumeration district 44-9, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 215B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "California > Santa Cruz > Santa Cruz > District 0009" image 18; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 215 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2339950]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling <unknown>

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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