|John Dosing's last child, James Dosing, is noted to be
the first child born in Flat River:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF FLAT RIVER By W. A. McGraw
Aug. 1, 1936 - LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO
1885 or '86, lead was discovered in Doe Run, and progressive mining was pursued which was
the beginning of a move that was to make Flat River and vicinity the greatest lead
producing area in the world....
Shortly after the discovery of these rich deposits, the first No. 1 Doe Run Lead Company
shaft was started ....
a heavy flow of water was encountered and the sinking of this shaft was abandoned on July
4, 1891. Immediately after this, the present Doe Run Lead Company No. 1 shaft,
located about 100 yards south of the Flat River City Hall, was started, was bottomed and
producing by May, 1892.
In was in this shaft that the first fatal mine accident occurred in the lead belt...
John J. Bennett, an employee of the company, was delegated to go to Farmington, the
county seat, to notify the coroner of the accident. On Mr. Bennett's trip, which he
necessarily made by horse-back, he met the late Dr. F. L. Keith, who stated that he was
lost and inquired direction to the John Dosing home. It later developed that the
purpose of Dr. Keith's call to the Dosing home was to officiate at what is believed to be
the birth of the first child to be born in Flat River..."
John Dosing lived in a 2 log cabin on top of Blue Goose Hill. At that time,
there were only 3 log cabins in the area. (Blue Goose Hill, Crawley Bottom and one
on the south end of what became Main street in Flat River.) Blue Goose Hill was a nickname
for the portion of West Main Street which goes up and over the hill on the way out to
Highway 8 that leads to Leadwood. Years ago there was a wild and rowdy tavern
up on the hill overlooking Flat River (before there were many houses), called the Blue
Note: James Dosing, Sr. and Virginia (Turnbaugh) Dosing had a son born 1911,
who did not survive: James William Dosing. They later adopted a son, James Franklin
Dosing, Jr., b. 1928.
~James Franklin Dosing (Sr.) married Virginia May Turnbaugh after 1910~
James Franklin Dosing (Sr.) was born March 17, 1892, and died Nov. 11, 1957.
He is buried in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in St. Ann, MO next to
John Henry Aberle and wife, Artie. Note: James' sister-in-law
was Ona Aberle/Oberle.
1920 St Louis Ward 7, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri
-1241 7th Street
James F Dosing 26 MO GER TN Operator Envelope Co.
Virgina Dosing 24
1930 St Louis, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri
- 5709 Highland Street
James F Dosing 38 Iron Worker/Railroad
Virginia M Dosing 33 md. 10 yrs.
James F Dosing 2
WWW I Draft Registration Card
James Franklin Dosing
Madison County, Missouri Race: Caucasian
BirthPlace: Missouri Birth Date: 17 Mar 1892
February 16, 1917 - The Desloge Sun
MAN KILLED IN ROW SATURDAY NIGHT
A. R. Talent was shot and killed in a row which occurred in the
home of Pete Fortner in Elvins, last Saturday night. The occasion was a pie supper and
dance at the Fortner home, so we are informed. James Dosing and Bill Golden were standing
in the kitchen talking, so we are informed, and had some sort of disagreement, when Dosing
hit Golden with a bottle. He then struck at Golden the second time but missed him and
knocked out the light. Golden then remarked, according to witnesses, that "I will
take you in the dining room where there is a light and give you a good whipping."
They were soon on the floor in the dining room and in the scramble, Talent drew a revolver
and began shooting at random. According to reports, Charles Harris opened fire at Talent
who at the time was running into another room, the shot missed Talent and hit Henry Harris
in the abdomen. Talent made a dash for the east side of the room and was shot down by
Charles Harris, it is supposed. Coroner Prather conducted the inquest Sunday and
while he and the jury have the verdict that was rendered, they refuse to give it out for
publication at this date. According to our best information the affair is a mixed and
complicated one and there will no doubt be several arrests made soon. Talent was a
married man and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
Feb. 23, 1917 - St. Francois County Record
MAN MURDERED AT CARD PARTY.
A. R. Talent Shot to Death and Three Wounded at Elvins Saturday
At a card party at the home of Charles Fortner last Saturday night A. R. Talent, a married
man with a wife and three children, was shot and instantly killed and three others --
William Golden shot through the wrist and also received scalp wounds caused by coming in
contact with a beer bottle; Henry Harris was shot through the abdomen; William Womack shot
in the thigh. None of the injured are in a serious condition except Harris who is in the
Bonne Terre Hospital. Talent was shot three times either of which would have
produced death, one shot taking effect near the base of the skull, one in the neck just
below the ear and one in the left breast.
The fight seems to have started from a remark made by one James Dosing
that was resented by Golden when a fist and skull encounter took place and while so
engaged Golden was shot supposedly by Talent who, in turn, it appears, was shot by Charles
Harris, a brother of Henry, who, it appears from the testimony introduced at the coroner's
inquest, was the one who fired the shot that took effect in the body of Henry although
aimed at Talent. Coroner Prather held an inquest Sunday morning
over the remains of Talent and a verdict was returned to the effect that he came to his
death by a gunshot wound in the hands of Charles Harris. No arrests have been made.
James F. Dosing, Jr
23 Sep 1927 - 27 Sep 1996
Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona
Franklin Dosing Jr. married: #1 Bette Lewis, daughter of Leman Lewis/Viola Bennett
Marriage Date: 11/12/1948 Riverview Gardens Baptist Church St.
Louis, Mo. Children: Vicki Lynn [married Michael Clark McFarland]; Lonnie
James; Jeffrey Scott (twin); Jennifer Lee (twin); Anastasia Genesis [Mother: Ka'a Beccard]