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Elmer and Verna (Dawson) Karns

Verna Mabel was a daughter of Isom and Allie (Cannady) Dawson. Born 9 Dec 1901 in Seward, Stafford County, Kansas, she lived with her husband Elmer Karns in the vicinity of Ford, Kansas until 1956 when they retired from farming and moved to Oklahoma City and Bethany, Oklahoma. Verna passed away 24 Aug 1978. She and Elmer were married on 14 Aug 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas. They had two daughters, Winifred Colleen and Melva Jean.
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01-Verna and her father Isom
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02-Verna, Ford High School, 1918
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03-Verna's sophomore class, 1918
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04-Verna and jaunty hat
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05-Verna as a young woman
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06-Verna's high school diploma, 1920
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07-Verna's teaching certificate, 1920
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08-Marriage certificate, 1921
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09-Verna, house and car, 1921
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10-Verna in 1925
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11-Verna and Elmer, 1925
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12-Verna and daughter
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13-Verna, family and car, 1930
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14-Verna and Elmer, 25th anniversary cake
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15-Verna and Elmer, 1948
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16-Verna and Daisy, 1951
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17-Verna in 1964
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18-Verna at home, 1967
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19-Verna in 1968
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20-Verna at home, 1970
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21-Verna and Elmer, 50th anniversary
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22-Verna in 1971
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23-Verna and Gwen, 1977
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24-Dawson house, 1941, before remodeling
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25-Dawson house, 1944, after remodeling
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26-1911 report card found in 1941
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27-Verna's will, 1957
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28-Verna's obituary, 1978
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