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Louis Lycurgus Dodge
From the Fenton Historical Library, Jamestown, New York
Sent by Ruth Larson

Louis Lycurgus Dodge, L.L.B., LL.M., of Minneapolis, Minn .....was born at Waupun, Dodge Co., Wisc, 17 September 1858, the son of Reville Chapman and Nancy Agnes (Carrington) Dodge, and died in Minneapolis, 27 August 1932.
He traced his descent from Tristram Dodge, who was in Newfoundland in 1647 and settled on Block Island in 1661.., through John, 1644 -1729, David Britain, 1691 - 1764, of Colchester, Conn, who married Rebecca Yoeman, Amos, 1732 - 1779, whose wife was Mary Hull, Abimael, who was born in 1760? and settled in Canandaigua, NY, Warren, 1789 - 1848 , whose wife was Roxy Blackman, and Revillo Chapman, his father, who was born at Pitcher Chenango, Co., NY, 5 April 1825, married at Waupun, 27 NOvember 1855, Nancy Agnes Carrington (born at West Almond, Allegany, Co., NY, 2 April 1832, died at Minneapolis 28 October 1909, daughter of Rowland and Electra (Fosdick Carrington), and died at Waupun 26 January 1868.
He attended the public schools of his native town, and entered Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisc., but left at the end of his Junior year. Later he studied law at the University of Minnesota, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1897 and the degree of Master of Laws in 1898.
In 1881 he began work as a bookeeper in the employ of Winstone Brothers and was assigned to their railway construction work in Wisconsin, Dakota... and Montana...but three years later he was transferred to the main office of the firm at Minneapolis.... etc.
In 1928 he gave to the city of Waupun, Wisc. to be used as a park, the land on which his boyhood home stood. A boulder placed near the center of the park bears a bronze plate, on which is the inscription: "Dodge Park." " From 1856 to 1865 the home of Revillo Chapman Dodge and his wife Nancy Carrington Dodge: birthplace of their son, who as a memorial to them dedicates it to public use. 1928".
He married at Livingston, Mont., 18 September 1901, Mattie Elzama Chapman, born at Burlington, NY, daughter of Dorr and Sarah Amanda (Thompson) Chapman, who survives him. They had no children.