Biography of Dr. Kyle D. Dotson
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

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
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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