| Vilas L. Dodge|
Descendent of Richard
Vilas L. Dodge, 70, a native of Weybridge, VT, died August 1918. Funeral services were held from his home near Kemper. He was a prominent farmer of that vicinity. He leaves his wife, Laura (Daniels) Dodge and 5 children, Miss Mary E., a teacher in Jersey grade schools, Harriet of Kemper, Mrs. Charlotte Wilhite of Jerseyville, George D. Dodge of Chicago and Fred L. Dodge of Medora. He came to Illinois with his parents when he was a child of 6, lived for 1 year in Whiteside County, and then to the Kemper area. Rev. J. W. Brinkman, pastor at Kemper Baptist Church served. Medora Masonic Lodge was in charge of services at the grave in Kemper cemetery. Pall bearers were L. E. Cantrill of Piasa, Walter Harris, T. a Loomis and Earl Kahl of Medora, L. M. Dickerson of Brighton and Wm. Kennedy of Fidelity.
Note: Vilas was Vilas Luther Dodge , native of Vermont, but died 20 Aug 1918, Ruyle Twp., Jersey Co., Illinois where he where he had moved with his family as a child. He was a brother of Edson Asa Dodge. His parents were Luther Dodge and Anna Laura Stow