Alfred Wallace Dodge
Potter County Journal - Wednesday, March 5, 1919
50th Anniversary of Alfred Wallace Dodge and Ann Elizabeth Drake Dodge
Obituary for Ann Elizabeth Drake Dodge wife of Alfred
Cemetery Stones for part of this family
Aside from the fact that this family has Dodge ancestry that we have not yet been able to find, there is another mystery regarding their child, Lula B. Dodge. On this page we have a cemetery stone for a David Ingram who is the husband of Lula B. Dodge, by whom she had 4 children, one of which was named after her father, Alfred Winslow Dodge, but in the obituaries, it states that the daughter of Alfred and Ann, Lulu Palmer, attended the funerals. This reference to Lulu Palmer as a daughter is a MYSTERY!! There IS a Lula C. Palmer in the Michigan census who was born a couple years apart from Lula B. Dodge, and married a Leroy Palmer. They had 2 children.There is no way, however, that these two Lulas' can be the same person...so...WHO was the Lulu (or Lula) that married Leroy Palmer?
A. W. Dodge, Successful Manufacturer and Public Spirited Citizen Passes Away.
The death of Alfred Wallace Dodge at his home in this boro, Monday afternoon closes the career of a remarkable man and a useful citizen. He had been in failing health for several years, due to the infirmities of age, and his passing away was not unexpected. He was born in Michigan, June 6, 1839 and having won success by tireless energy and keen business acumen, located in Coudersport about 23 years ago, erecting a clothespin factory here, which for several years was one of our best industries. His company, composed of his own family, also established factories at Lincoln, New Hampshire, and at Richwood, West Virginia. He retired from active direction of the business some years ago and had since devoted his time and means to doing good, one magnificent gift being this part of the Dodge-Stone Memorial Hall.
He was married March 31, 1860 to Elisabeth Ann Drake, who survives him, with four children, Mrs. Ida Lucas, of Coldwater, Michigan; Mrs. Carrie Tracy, who has of late lived with her parents here; J. B. Dodge of Richwood; and Mrs. Lulu Palmer, of Hart, Michigan. Three children had preceded the father to the other shore, Herbert, ten years ago; Mrs. Hattie Beadle, five years ago; and Mrs. Lettie Mitchell last September.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday, with burial in charge of his brother Masons in Eulalia cemetery.