Lookup of Dodson Marriage Record Needed, Please

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B. F. Dodson, most often found as "Frank" Dodson, married a woman named Susann or Susannina C.  I believe his wife and the daughter of Ephraim Yingling have been conflated (oh, what I discover when writing a bio surprise).  Ideal would be to locate a marriage record, most likely in Blair County, PA, that would show his wife's maiden name and parents.  Failing that, a death record may help.  Thanks for flocking to my aid!

Edited to specify I need to confirm her parents as Ephraim Yingling and Rachel Stambaugh, due to an unmarried woman of the same name with a mother Rachel and brother Ephraim in the same locale.

WikiTree profile: Frank Dodson
in Genealogy Help by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (177k points)
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It looks like the key to locating better/more accurate information for what your looking for is through their Children.

I had located the following information that provides what your looking for...

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Name:     Elvin Russell Dodson
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Birth Date:     8 Sep 1877
Birth Place:     Blair, Pennsylvania
Father:     Benjamin F Dodson
Mother:     Susannah C Yingling
Source: U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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Name:     Francis C Dodson
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Age:     54
Birth Date:     29 Jun 1880
Birth Place:     Claysburg, Pennsylvania
Death Date:     9 Jun 1935
Death Place:     Roaring Spring, Blair, Pennsylvania, USA
Father:     B F Dodson
Mother:     Susan Yingling
Spouse:     Eleanor Dodson
Certificate Number:     56072
Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967

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Name:     Russell E Dodson
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Age:     67
Birth Date:     8 Sep 1877
Birth Place:     Claysburg Blairs County, Pennsylvania
Death Date:     30 Aug 1945
Death Place:     Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, USA
Father:     B F Dodson
Mother:     Susan Yingling
Certificate Number:     66770
Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967

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That should (hopefully) be very helpful to provide you with better results.

Good Luck! :-)

~Brian Kerr
by Brian Kerr G2G6 Mach 2 (22.3k points)
Thanks, Brian!  That confirms what I had.  So there are two Susan Yingling's born a year apart with a mother Rachel and brother Ephraim.  Odd, but not unheard of.

What I'm really trying to find out is her parents' names.  Currently I have Ephraim Yingling and Rachel Stambaugh (Stambach).

At least with your help, I am sure her maiden name is Yingling.
That's what makes a challenging mystery... LOL!

Back in that era, you'll find this more of a possibility of parents having a child who passes away to use the late child's for one who was born at a later time.

Also, many individuals used a nickname or middle name as their first name. This is very common as well that makes it challenging to match individuals with what you're looking for. Nowadays, many places are more of a stickler to having the whole birth name.

I'm currently in this predicament on one of my ancestors I'm confident I'll figure out eventually.

~Brian Kerr
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Susanna daughter of Ephraim and  Rachel born Nov 1 1856, died July 25 1938. Image of death certificate on Ancestry
by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (418k points)
Thanks, Eddie!  What brought me to G2G was finding a 1900 census record for a woman whose gravestone showed her death in 1880-something.  My Susann is probably linked to the wrong parents.

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