Elmer Morton Dawson was born in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana on January 26, 1863 and died on December 20 1936 in Ames, Cloud County, Kansas. He was the son of James M Dawson and Sarah Margaret Laflin.
On February 27, 1893 he married Ella Zenia Queary in Clyde, Kansas. She was the daughter of Alexander Queary and Sarah A. Henderson Queary. Ella was born in Lee County, Iowa on March 26, 1867 and died in Vining, Clay County, Kansas on January 12, 1952.
Apparently Ella was planning to marry another man before she married Elmer because I found a license in the Cloud Co. Kansas Marriage Licenses 1886— Ella Quary & John Fountain; license returned unused, 1886.
Children of Elmer and Ella Dawson were:
Martha Margaret Dawson – born May 8, 1896 in Ames, Kansas.
James Morton Dawson – born August 22, 1900 in Ames, Kansas.