Francis Phelps Dodge, MBA., of New York City
From the Fenton Library, Jamestown, NY
sent to us by Ruth Larson
.....a Pilgrim Tercentenary member since 1920, was born at Teaneck, NY
, 20 September 1871, the son of Rev. David Stuart and Ellen Ada
(Phelps) Dodge ...He was a descendant of Richard Dodge.....Ellen Ada
Phelps was the daughter of John Jan and Rachel Badgeley (Phinney)
Phelps, and a descendant of William Phelps of Dorcheseter, Mass),
and died 17 December 1921... Francis Phelps Dodge received his early
education at the Glen Tower School, at Dobbs Ferry, NY, was prepared
for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass and entered Yale with
of 1894, but on account of ill health he left college at the end of the Freshman year. Later he returned to Yale, but on account of serious rheumatic trouble was not able to graduate.. in 1915, however , the degree of Bachelor of Arts, as
of the Class of 1894, was conferred on him by the University... he was an invalid from the time of leaving college and lived at various times at Simsbury, Conn. Clifton Springs and Watkins, Glen, NY, and Colorado Springs Colo.
He gave much time to philanthropic activities, and was a member of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the National Executive Board of Girl Scouts, and the Founders' Committee of the National Child Welfare Association.....
In memory of William Phelps, his mother's immigrant ancestor in the male line, Mr. Dodge placed a marble tablet on the wall of the stair hall of the New England Historic Genealogical Society's House in Boston. His religious affilations were with the Brick Presbyterian Church of New York City...two brothers, Walter Phelps Dodge, a lawyer and well-known author who spends much of his time abroad and Clarence Phelps Dodge, BA. (Yale 1899) , survive him.