Orin C. Dawson was a son of Joseph and Addie (Good) Dawson. His nicknames were "Shorty" and "Dick." He married Audrey Bea Tullis, and they adopted a granddaughter, who may have come from a previous marriage of Audrey, whose name we do not know. Shorty was born 26 Mar 1894 in Sarcoxie, Missouri. He died 8 Dec 1974 in Oklahoma City, and is buried in Sunny Lane Cemetery in Oklahoma City.