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DODD, E. H. 1861-1926

DODD, YOUNG, WILSON

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/1/2015 at 08:47:32

End Comes For E. H. Dodd

Passed Away Sunday After Lingering Illness

E. H. Dodd died at his home in this city at 12:30 last Sunday following an illness which covered a period of several months. The members of the family were at the bedside when the end came. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church in this city yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. L. P. Krome, of Lisbon, who for many years was the deceased's pastor and intimate friend. Rev. H. C. Chambers, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisted at the service. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery. The church service was very largely attended by the many friends of the Dodd family.

Edward Henry Dodd was born on July 16, 1861, in Whithorn, Wigtonshire, Scotland. He was the tenth and youngest son of Andrew and Christina Wilson Dodd, who came to American in 1863 and became early settlers of Grant township, Tama county, Iowa. He was a product of pioneer life in Tama county, and spent his entire youth in this Scotch community, which was composed largely of this and other branches of the Wilson family.

In December, 1881, he came to Grundy Center to be associated in business with his brother Robert, and since that time, with the exception of two years spent in school, he has been a resident of this town for forty-five years.

He was married on June 1, 1887, to Miss Isabel Ferguson Young, also of Grant township, Tama county, who survives him with their five children, Inda, now Mrs. Harold D. Finlayson, Sue, Ruth, Ralph, and James, and three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Jane and John Dodd Finlayson. Of his own family there remain three brothers and two sisters, James, of Omaha, Nebraska; West, of Des Moines; William, of Butte, Montana; Mrs. Thomas Bicket, of Dinsdale, Ia.; and Mrs. George T. Brown, of Ireton, Iowa.

During his long residence in Grundy Center he has been actively interested in many civic and community enterprises. He gave his services to the public for many years on both the board of education and the town council. On February 28, 1886, he became a member of the First Presbyterian church of this place, of which he has been a trustee for the past twenty-seven years.

In point of years he was the oldest business man in Grundy Center, having been established continuously in the same location since 1888. In spite of failing health during the past two years, he continued in active business until his death, which occurred on Sunday, September 26, 1926.

Relatives from a distance who were in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Harold Finlayson and daughter, Jane, of San Francisco; West Dodd, a brother, from Des Moines; James Dodd, a brother from Omaha; Mrs. George Brown, a sister from Ireton, Iowa, and her husband; Mrs. Thomas Bicket, a sister from Dinsdale, and her husband; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Young, from Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Brown and son Donald, from Paulina, Iowa; Miss Margaret Young, from Chicago; and Miss J. Martin, from Waterloo. Aside from these, there were several distant relatives at the funeral service from Dinsdale and Traer.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 September 1926, pg 1


 

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