Dr. Kyle D. Dotson, a prominent dentist and leading citizen of East Liverpool, was born at Summerfield, Noble
County, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1884, and is the son of James and Margaret Emily (King) Dotson.
James Dotson, who lives retired at Summerfield, Ohio, is a native of Stock Township, Noble County, Ohio, born in
1853, and his wife was born in Monroe County, Ohio in 1864. He is the son of John and Margaret Dotson, natives
of Monroe County. James Dotson's grandfather Dotson, came from Maryland, James Dotson was his name, and settled
at Barnesville; his wife's maiden name was Rebecca Parker, both are buried at Summerfield, Ohio, Noble County.
Dr. Dotson's grandfather Dotson and grandmother Dotson were both born and raised in Monroe County, Ohio. His name
was John Dotson and his wife's maiden name was Margaret Casey, and her father's name was Young and came from Belfast,
Ireland; came first to Green County, Pa., and from there to Monroe County, Ohio. Grandfather Casey also came from
Ireland and settled in Monroe County, Ohio.
Dr. Dotson's mother, Margaret Emily King, is a daughter of John W. King, and Martha Mahala (Hartshorn) King, both
born and raised in Monroe County, Ohio, and are both buried at Sutherlands Cemetery, Monroe County, Ohio. They
were farmers and their parents came from Maryland and were from Wales. James Dotson was a school teacher in early
life and later operated a well improved far mnear Summerfield, where he now lives. He specialized in the breeding
of sheep and met with success. Mr. Dotson is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to the
Knights of Pythias. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dotson: Kyle D., the subject of this sketch;
Edith Lynn, married Blanchard McBride, lives in East Liverpool; and Mabel Eva, married Donald B. Fowler, lives
in Chester, West Virginia.
Dr. Kyle D. Dotson spent his boyhood on his father's farm and attended the public schools. He engaged in teaching
for five years and during that time attended normal school during the summer months. He was later graduated from
Bliss Business College at Columbus, Ohio, and for a short time taught in the Spencer Business College at Jersey
City, N. J. He then returned to Columbus, entered the College of Dentistry, and was graduated in 1912. He was associated
in practice at Summerfield with an uncle, Dr. J. R. McGinnis, and six months later came to East Liverpool and worked
at his profession for Dr. O. B. Pfouts, until 1913. He then removed to Wellsville where he practiced until 1915,
when he established his present practice at East Liverpool.
In 1914 Doctor Dotson was united in marriage with Miss Louise Lucille Llewellyn, who was born at Martin's Ferry,
Ohio, the daughter of David and Mary Liewellyn. Mr. Llewellyn, deceased, was for a number of years superintendent
of the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company at New Kensington, Pa. He was superintendent of the American Sheet
and Tin Plate Company of Chester, W. Va. His wife resides at Martin's Ferry. To Mr. and Mrs. Dotson have been born
three children: James, born Aug. 9, 1915; Betty Jane, born July 9, 1918; and Mary Louise, born Nov. 26, 1922.
Doctor Dotson is identified with the State, County and National Dental Associations and the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity.
He is a member of the First Methodist Church and stands high in the esteem of the community in which he lives.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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