DONALD and MYRLEE PIERSON
Dwight Pierson (b.1900-d.1955) and Genevieve Myrlee Hamilton
(b.1900-d.1968) were married in 1919 at the home of her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Clark, in Waveland Twp.,
Pottawattamie Co., Ia. Myrlee was the daughter of Curtis B. and
Jennie Clark Hamilton.
(b.1867-d.1958) was the son of Granville Pierson (b.1827-d.1908) and
Elizabeth Fry Pierson (b.1830-d.1926), who were both natives of
Kentucky and were married in that state in 1850. They came to Polk
Co., Ia., from Indiana and moved to Waveland Twp. in 1854. Granville
enlisted in 1862 and served with Company I 23rd Iowa Infantry until
(b.1882-d.1908) was the daughter of Amos (b.1857-d.1916) and Eliza
A. Shields (b.1861-d.1940) Smith who were married in Fulton Co.,
Illinois. Amos Smith owned the livery barn in Elliott, at one time.
sister is Janice (Mrs. Chas. Kruse), Council Bluffs, Ia. and
brother, Fred Pierson of Crescent City, California. Donald's mother,
Lettie, died when he was eight years old and he made his home with
an aunt, Mary Smith (Mrs. Harley) Reynolds and later worked for his
great-aunt Effie (Shields) and Court Braden.
Myrlee were parents of three children, all born in Waveland Twp.,
Pottawattamie Co., Ia.
Chester (b.1920-d.1963) married Jeanette Locke of Dubuque, Ia. in
1942. Their four children are Dwight, Jr. (b.1944), Malvern,
Ia.; Carolyn (b.1946) (Mrs. Dale Elliott), Oelwein, Ia.; Linda
(b.1951) (Mrs. James Walters), Council Bluffs, Ia.; and Mark
(b.1956), Iowa City, Ia.
Aileen Pierson (b.1922-d.1972) and Dale V. DeWitt (b.1922-d.1970)
were married in 1940 and were parents of six children: Ann (b.1940)
Mrs. Richard Paulson), Griswold, Ia.; Dennis (b.1942) (m. Ann
Showalter), Lincoln, Nebraska; Marlene (b.1945) (Mrs. Ronald
Anderson), Wichita, Kansas; Deborah (b.1950) (Mrs. Kent Weaver),
Portage, Michigan; Cynthia (b.1955) (Mrs. Brent Wohlenhaus),
Griswold, Ia.; and Pam (b.1958) Ames, Ia.
Mae Pierson (b.1924) and Max were married in 1946 and are parents of
three children, Steven (b.1949), John (b.1951) and Jack (b.1957).
(Refer to Max Petty biography)
Myrlee Pierson, Dwight Chester and Dwight's grandson, Jeffery
Pierson, Marie and Dale DeWitt, Donald's parents, James and Lettie
Pierson are buried in Hillside Cemetery at Elliott, Iowa.
and Elizabeth Pierson are buried in Flint Cemetery near Griswold.
Amos and Elizabeth Smith are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Red