Elta Jewel (Dawson) Riley in 1970. Elta, daughter of Isom and Allie (Cannady) Dawson, married Eugene Carl "Gene" Riley on 4 Sept 1927. They had one daughter, Sara Jean, born 9 Sept 1936. Gene died on 25 Dec 1938 in a tragic house fire. Elta was court clerk in Dodge City, Kansas for many years, and never remarried. She died on 16 July 1982. This photo is excerpted from a group picture of Elta and two of her sisters.