Samuel Sherman Dodge of Illinois

Dr. Samuel Sherman DODGE, 91, a Civil War Veteran and prominent citizen of this city died at his home after a brief illness of pneumonia. He had practiced dentistry in Sandoval for 25 years, until he retired in 1928.

Samuel Sherman DODGE was born Sept. 14, 1842 at Brownstown, N.Y., the son of Van Renssellear and Mary CALHOUN DODGE, his father's family being pioneers of New York State and his mother's father was a brother of John C. CALHOUN, a noted American statesman and orator of the Abbieville District, South Carolina.

He attended common school until the age of 17 years. In 1857 with his parents, he moved to Illinois, locating in Madison county. In 1861, he entered the office of Dr. J.H. DEAN in St. Louis, where he began the study of dentistry.

On Aug. 3, 1864, he volunteered in the Union Army and served as a Top Sergeant, Company G, 149th Regiment, Volunteer Infantry of Missouri. He received his honorable discharge on Aug. 18, 1865.

Following the war, he entered the dentistry at St. Louis for 3 years, then to Decatur, Ill., and then to Assumption, Ill., where his family was reared, removing in 1903 to Sandoval, where he has been located since.

He was a member of the Methodist Church, and the Grand Army of the Republic.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah H. DODGE, 4 daughters by a former marriage: Mrs. Erie HUFFMASTER, Mrs. Irene DANNEBERGER of Sandoval; Mrs. Mabel FOX of Kinmundy; Mrs. Edna CLARK of Boulder; 2 sons: Irving G., Bothell, Wash.; John Drum ABERDEEN, Wash.; 3 grandchildren: Marion DODGE DANNEBERGER, Pomona, Cal.; Melvin Sherman DODGE, Seattle, Wash.; Miss Mary CLARK, Boulder; and 1 sister: Mrs. Laura Ann FULLER, Racine, Wis. Services held at the family home with interment in Sandoval Cemetery.