Arthur Dawson (1890 - 1983)

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Arthur Dawson
1890 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Arthur Dawson was born on July 5, 1890. He died in July 1983 at 92 years old. We know that Arthur Dawson had been residing in Cana, Carroll County, Virginia 24317.


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Arthur Dawson died in July 1983 at age 92. He was born on July 5, 1890. We have no information about Arthur's surviving family. We know that Arthur Dawson had been residing in Cana, Carroll County, Virginia 24317.
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In 1890, in the year that Arthur Dawson was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1900, he was only 10 years old when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1923, by the time he was 33 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1972, he was 82 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1983, in the year of Arthur Dawson's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Arthur William Dawson
around 1890 - Mar 6, 1915
Arthur Samuel Dawson
around 1915 - Mar 6, 1942
Arthur Robert Dawson
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Arthur Phillip Dawson
1895 - Nov 10, 1918
Fitzroy South, Australia
Arthur Leonard Dawson
around 1896 - Sep 24, 1918
Arthur Lancelot Dawson
around 1894 - Mar 28, 1918
Arthur Howard Dawson
Died: Jul 7, 1916
Arthur Herbert Dawson
Died: Oct 8, 1916
Arthur Hedon Dawson
around 1880 - Sep 18, 1916
Arthur Harold Dawson
around 1880 - Apr 2, 1917
Arthur Gerald Dawson
around 1913 - Oct 9, 1945
Arthur Edgar Dawson
Died: Jul 22, 1915
Arthur David Dawson
around 1903 - Feb 1, 1943
Arthur Dawson
around 1886 - Oct 22, 1915
Arthur Dawson
around 1917 - Mar 16, 1944
Arthur Dawson
Died: Mar 21, 1918
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around 1884 - Jun 7, 1917
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around 1894 - Jun 2, 1915
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around 1896 - Nov 7, 1916

Other Dawsons

Bobby M Dawson
Jul 31, 1944 - Sep 24, 1999
West Point, VA
Virginia S Dawson
Apr 24, 1912 - Apr 8, 1998
Salem, VA
John L Dawson
Feb 25, 1946 - Oct 14, 2008
Roanoke, VA
Lewis E Dawson
Aug 23, 1907 - Jun 6, 1993
Callao, VA
Helen Dawson
Apr 18, 1888 - September 1982
Staunton, Virginia
Katie Dawson
Sep 26, 1883 - February 1985
Crozet, Virginia
Bessie Dawson
Jan 11, 1886 - Oct 15, 1968
Abell, MD
Ruby W Dawson
Apr 3, 1933 - Mar 19, 2004
Roanoke, VA
Della M Dawson
Jan 6, 1920 - Dec 22, 1999
Virginia Dawson
Feb 9, 1922 - February 1984
Madison Heights, Virginia
Thomas J Dawson
May 5, 1948 - Jul 10, 2007
Hagerstown, MD
Iris S Dawson
May 27, 1949 - Nov 16, 2004
Glen Allen, VA
Alice M Dawson
Aug 18, 1952 - Aug 22, 2009
Roanoke, VA
Margaret J Dawson
Jul 5, 1959 - Oct 12, 2008
Norton, VA
Mary Dawson
Nov 20, 1918 - Jan 6, 1999
Nathalie, VA
Susie Dawson
Nov 11, 1881 - January 1967
Shelvie Dawson
Mar 4, 1937 - July 1982
Lawrence E Dawson
Sep 22, 1950 - Aug 8, 2009
Lynchburg, VA
Nellie Dawson
Nov 10, 1905 - May 1981
Harold L Dawson
Jun 3, 1951 - Nov 3, 2003
Vansant, VA

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Sep 1, 1939 - August 1983
Lakewood, California
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Dec 28, 1917 - Jul 18, 2003
Roanoke, VA
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May 16, 1897 - Dec 7, 1991
Salem, VA
Shirley T Reed
Sep 12, 1942 - Jul 20, 2003
Riner, VA
Edna M Felty
Feb 18, 1894 - Jan 3, 1997
Wytheville, VA
Jacob Glenn
Nov 8, 1906 - May 1971
Hattie Knighten
Feb 9, 1899 - March 1987
Laurel Fork, Virginia
Irene Onischenko
Jan 26, 1922 - Jun 11, 2006
Nanuet, NY
James Trent
Aug 4, 1872 - January 1963
Walker Miller
Aug 3, 1895 - April 1979
Christiansburg, Virginia
Barbara Croy
Jan 2, 1941 - October 1981
Willie K Linkous
Apr 3, 1939 - Nov 16, 2010
Dublin, VA
U M Campbell
Mar 7, 1894 - Mar 21, 1988
Eria H Stout
Oct 21, 1909 - Feb 18, 1996
Hillsville, VA
Allen Sowder
Oct 18, 1909 - August 1976
Christiansburg, Virginia
Sidney E Akers
Dec 14, 1938 - Mar 15, 1995
Blacksburg, VA
Sadie Greer
Aug 31, 1896 - July 1974
Roanoke, Virginia
Betty J Nester
Jan 27, 1940 - Jan 28, 2005
Pulaski, VA
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Nov 27, 1923 - Jan 12, 2004
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William Ross
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