Ann Elizabeth Drake Dodge
Potter County Journal - Wednesday July 26, 1922
50th Anniversary of Alfred Wallace Dodge and Ann Elizabeth Drake Dodge
Obituary for Alfred Wallace Dodge hysband of Ann Elizabeth Drake Dodge
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 good Woman gone
The death of Mrs. A. W. Dodge which occurred at her home on Ross Street, Tuesday morning closes the life of a Christian woman of many admirable qualities and one who will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Mrs. Dodge who has been gradually failing in health for the past two years and for the last few weeks had been confined to her bed with her children summoned to her home for the final farewell.
Ann Elizabeth (Drake) Dodge was born October 10, 1841 in Cambridge, Leeawee County, Michigan, and was the thired of a family of either children. She was married in 1860 to Alfred W. Dodge of Woodstock, Michigan, where they made their home until coming to Coudersport about 27 years ago, where Mr. Dodge erected a clothespin factory, which was one of the great industries here for several years. Were born seven children, four of whom survive: Mrs. Carrie Tracy, of this place, Mrs. Ida Lucas and Mrs. Lula Plamer, both of Coldwater, Michigan, J. B. Dodge of Manninton, W. Va.
Mrs. Dodge has been a life long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was veery generous in contributing to the church and its various benevolences, as well as an active and consisten member. Mr. Dodge died about three years ago, March, 3, 1919, at the age of 80 years.
The Funeral will be held Thursday at the home at 2:00, Rev. H. H. Witham of Olean officiating, with burial in the Eulalia cemetery.
The people from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. And Mrs. Alec Lucas, daughter Reva and son Lester, and Mrs. Lulu Palmer of Coldwater, Michigan, Mr. And Mrs. J. B. Dodge of Mannington, W. Va., and Mrs. J. H. Gilliland, of Cumstock Park, Michigan.