Steve, I've spent the last thirty-three years researching my DAVID DARST lineage. His descendants go by DARST, DURST, DIRST, DUST and even DUSK.
Son MICHAEL DUST shows up in the public record as DARST, DURST and DUST (he was married Michael DURST, enumerated in Meigs County, Ohio (1820) as Michael DARST, in Mason County, Virginia (WV) (1830) as Michael DUST and Lee County, Iowa (1850) at Michael DUST).
Since he lived the majority of his life as "DUST", I think that the spelling of his last name is correct. Additionally, all his descendants except one grandson (William Dusk) go by DUST.
Thomas Ira Arnott death year is actually 2005. I'm puzzled about why the death index have it listed as 2006. I know this for a fact because our daughter and granddaughter flew in to see him two weeks before he died and our granddaughter was just born in November 2005.
I'm not sure who has a copy of his death certificate but I'll ask around.
Gail Evans Suggs (Ex-wife) Mother to his two children: Steven Nathaniel Arnott Stacy Lynn Arnott firstname.lastname@example.org
Your awesome family bios Just to say that I visited your parents today and your bios are wonderful, especially the one about your Dad! (This past Sunday was the 6 th anniversary of my Dad's passing. ) I' m sure they are very proud of you still!
I've never written to anybody on here before regarding a bio they've written for a loved one, but the one you wrote for your father touched me very much. He sounds like he was a wonderful and amazing man and I'm sure he's very proud of you.