Looking for any info on Jesse Dodson born about 1912.

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He was living in Omaha, NE between 1944-ish and 1948-ish.  He "may" have been married to Helen Madelaine (Snyder) Duchess (Snyder-9703)...as he supposedly sired 2 children with her, I am one of them.  He was working as a carnival ride operator when she met him.  He also may have worked as a truck driver.  Searches have found no marriage license or divorce papers....no drivers license.  Have no DOB or SS#. Searches have turned up several possibilities, but without those 2 bits of info, ID is not possible.
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Jessie J Dodson

 in the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995

Name: Jessie J Dodson
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1943
Street address: 960 Margaret pi apt 3
Residence Place: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Occupation: United States Army
Spouse: Helen Dodson
Publication Title: Shreveport, Louisiana, City Directory, 1943

Here is Social Security number

Jesse Dodson

 in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

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Name: Jesse Dodson
SSN: 512-16-2828
Born: 12 Mar 1912
Died: Sep 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (Before 1951)

Sharon Dodson

 in the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999

Name: Sharon Dodson
Estimated Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1945
Yearbook Date: 1961
School: Exeter High School
School Location: Exeter, Nebraska, USA
Helen is an employee of Silas Mason whatever that is in Louisiana in 1943 in the above directory.

Here is a Jesse with mother Godfrey

ess R Dodson

 in the California, Death Index, 1940-1997

Name: Jess R Dodson
Social Security #: 547528604
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1910
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Date: 11 Nov 1988
Death Place: Sutter
Mother's Maiden Name: Godfrey
Thanks for the reply, Betty Fox.  The cousins we found and have talked to state that Helen never lived in Louisiana and to their knowledge Jesse was never in the military, but I do have this info filed away. Thanks, again.  

Also, the SS# you provided is the same as the Jesse Lee Dodson that Eddie King provided...the one born in Yuba City, CA.  

And the Sharon Dodson high school info from Exeter High School is not my sister, as her name was changed upon adoption.  

The Jess R. Dodson info you provided is another one I have stashed away... Jess Rador Dodson, as another possibility.. born in Missouri and died in Sutter County, CA.

There is also a Jessie "Buck" Dodson born 16 Feb 1911  Duncan, OK and died Mar 1982 in Duncan, OK.  

And a Jessie Roland "Pete" Dodson born 31 Dec 1912 Iuka, KS and died 20 Mar 1973 Pratt County, KS.

I have info on ALL of these Jess, Jesse and Jessie 's in my files. But unfortunately I cannot move forward as I cannot confirm any of them as my birth father.  

Thanks to everyone for the help thus far. :)

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Jesse Lee Dodson

 in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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      Name: Jesse Lee Dodson
      [Jesse Dodson] 
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 12 Mar 1912
      Birth Place: Yuba City Su, California
      [Yuba City Su|] 
      Death Date: 29 Sep 1974
      Claim Date: 23 Jan 1975
      Father: Fred Dodson
      Mother: Mary Godfrey
      SSN: 512162828
      Notes: Apr 1960: Name listed as JESSE LEE DODSON; 07 Jan 1975: Name listed as JESSE DODSON

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

      Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.


      by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (616k points)
      Omaha World Herald ran an obituary October 2 1974

      And there's an Omaha city directory entry 1949, says his wife was Ruby
      According to find a grave, you are dead

      There are no birth records for any of her children and no death records for presumed twins Paul and Paula. You probably have another brother and sister. There are mentions of an association with Wayne Jewell about the possible birth dates of Paul &,Paula. He was married and it seems Jesse Dodson was married , at the time Helen is "with" them . The only marriage for Helen was 1956 to Sgt Duchess.

      In the 1940 census, she is with her parents but a perusal of city directories for them later doesn't include her. There are no entries in the Omaha directories for her, no indication of any employment.
      Thank you for this info, Eddie King.  This is just one set of 4 possibilities I have collected.  But none of which I can confirm.  Paul and Paula could have been twins, but the info she gave the "home" when she took us there said she had "2 miscarriages" but did not give names.  The names Paul & Paula came from Helen Madeleine's obit.  It also said she was preceded in death by those 4 children, but I assure you Timothy Paul (me) and Sharon Lee (my sister) are alive and kicking. :)  Helen Madeleine (her family called her by both names) allegedly had 4 husbands...but can only find 1 license...to Mr. Duchess.   However according to the Omaha World Herald, Jesse & Helen Dodson had a baby girl announced 2-19-45...evening edition page 13. Sharon dob 2-15...address 1128 S. 28th St. The same Jesse & Helen Dodson had a baby boy announced 10-29-47 ... evening edition page 11. Timothy dob 10-26... address 3015 S. 43rd St.  Both address have "family history" according to the 2 cousins we have spoken to...just cannot find Jesse. :(  Anyway....thanks for trying, Eddie King :D

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