Joe Dawson With Wife

In this contribution from Larry Snyder, the grandson of Joe's brother Charles, we can see 1912 Indianapolis 500 winner Joe Dawson with his second wife Helen H. Laughlin whom he married September 24, 1926. Joe's first marriage was to Janet A. Overman, April 21, 1917, but there is no known record of the reason their union ended.  It is believed Janet worked as a nurse at the hospital Joe recuperated at after his devestating 1914 Indianapolis 500 accident that ended his auto racing career.
Check out my article about Joseph Crooke Dawson the great auto racing champion - a man about which too little has been recorded.

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