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Daniel Clinton Dodge


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 20:12:59

Daniel Clinton Dodge of Boone, Iowa is he junior partner in the machinist and repair firm of Rogers & Dodge. He is a young business man of progressive tendencies and has already made great strides toward obtaining a substantial position in his community. He was born in Augus, Iowa October 29, 1882, and is a son of David Clinton and Harriet E (Harrington) Dodge and a grandson of Erie and Mary Dodge. He grew to manhood in the village of Fraser, where he attended the public schools until the age of sixteen. He began his education however in Keokuk, Iowa, where his first teacher was Miss Cecil Cherry. His last teacher in Fraser was John Harrington. At the age of fourteen Mr Dodge began firing in the mines and at sixteen took the state examination for hoisting engineer, accepting subsequently a position as engineer in the mines at Fraser, in which capacity he continued for three years. He then was a machinist for the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee for four years and has since been independently engaged in machine and repair work in Boone, where he made his home five years ago. Establishing a general repair shop. He sold this enterprise to his present partner a year and a half ago but on February 1, 1914, reentered the firm. Mr Dodge is a highly efficient workman, enjoying the reputation that he can practically make new anything entrusted to his care. Moreover, he has good business sense and conducts his affairs upon a strictly honorable basis. Many are the satisfied customers of his firm, and o small part in attaining this enviable state of affairs must be attributed to Mr Dodge.
On October 29, 1903, in Ottumwa, Daniel C dodge married Miss Bessie Bowes of that city, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Fisher) Bowes. The former have tow children: Hazel Fern, born in Fraser august 9, 1905, and Edith Vernon who as born in Des Moines August 16, 1909. Mr Dodge is a republican but not active in political circles, although helpfully interested in the growth and progress of his city and county. Fraternally he is a member of the Red Men and both he and his wife a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Ottumwa. The are highly estimable people, respected by all who know them and their friendship is eagerly sought and much valued.

1914 Boone County History Book


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