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Dr. C. M. Dodge, one of the prominent citizens of Massena tTownship, was born in Hardin county, Kentucky, on the 26th of March, 1836. He is the son of Josiah Dodge, who was also a native of that county. When about sixteen years of age, his parents moved to Warren county, Illinois, and remaining there until eighteen years of age, when he attended a school of medical science, and several years after he taught in a district school while he studied with some of the best physicians in this country. In 1854 he removed to Fulton county, Illinois and commenced his practice, and a few years later he came to Dallas county, and there continued his practice, which he made a great success. In 1880 he went lo Graham county, Kansas, and there remained until 1882, when he came to Iowa, and settled in Griswold, Cass county, where he practiced one year, and then moved to his farm in Massena township. Mr. Dodge was united in marriage, in 1857, to Nancy J. Rose, a native of Brown county, Ohio. They have six children - Julius M., conductor on the Rock Island railroad; Elizabeth, wife of J. O. Andrews, an attorney in Dakota; Harriet, wife of Dr. A. C. Woodruff of Griswold; George, employed by the railroad company; Ira, at home and Katie.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 783-784.

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