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
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
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.