Various Obituaries - These are about families that are in our Mystery file
Many obits that we receive are small and do not have sufficient information for a whole page.
Lewis Dodge of Morrill, Crosby and Belfast, Maine
Miles E. Dodge of Deer isle, Maine
Ira Dodge of Litchfield, New York
Paul Cleveland Dodge of Dartmouth
Randall Thomas Dodge of Nova Scotia
Sarah Dodge Matthews of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Lewis Matthew Dodge was killed in an accident in Morrill, Saturday. He was born in Northport, January 19, 1915, the eldest son of Donald J. and Eda (Leadbetter) Dodge. He graduated from Crosby High School in the class of 1932, an honor student and president of his class in the Junior year. Later he graduated from Austin-Cate Academy in New Hampshire and spent one year at the University of Maine. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Belfast.
July 28, 1936, he was united in marriage to Miss Marguerite Jackson of Belfast, who survives him with two little boys, Donald, about 23 months, and Richard, 2 months, also his father and mother Mr. And Mrs. Donald J. Dodge of Northport; one brother, Miles Dodge, his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James Dodge of Wiscasset; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends, to whom his sudden and untimely death came as a great sorrow. Rev. William Vaughan was the officiating clergyman at the funeral held at his parents' home Wednesday afternoon and the bearers were from the Crosby High class of '32, Philip Horne, John Doloff, Charles Hahn and Evan Holt. The interment was in the East Northport Cemetery.
Mr. Dodge was working with his father-in-law, Alphonso Jackson of Belfast, and was using a tractor on the Paul farm in Morrill where he had been employed for two years. The tractor was caught in a soft place and in attempting to release it, poles had been placed under the front wheels and this caused the machine to tip back and crush him to the ground. Dr. O.S. Vickery, Waldo County Medical Examiner, with Deputy Sheriff Ralph A. Light were called to investigate the accident and report it was without a doubt instant death. It required thirteen men to remove the tractor from his body.
Source: The Republican Journal, June 1, 1939
Deer Isle - Miles E. Dodge, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 at his home in Sunshine. He was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Northport, the son of Donald J. and Eda (Leadbetter) Dodge.
He married Ava Leah "Lee" Dodge on Feb. 16, 1942, in San Bernadino, Calif. Miles was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was Second Lieutenant and fought in the Aleutian Islands, 7th Division, Thousand Mile Campaign. Miles was educated at the University of Maine of Orono, majoring in forestry. Miles worked for many years crusing timber for International Paper Co., later moving his family to Goleta, Calif. He worked for the United States Forest Service, Santa Barbara, Calif. Miles and Lea moved to Deer Isle in 1970 where they worked together in their surveying business. Miles had many interests in life. Drawing, reading and gardening were some of his favorites.
Miles is survived by his wife, Lee of Deer Isle; his daughter, Judy and her husband Mac of Independence, MO; his daughter, Kelly Twigg of Ukiah, Calif.; his son, Casey and wife, Joleen of Deer Isle; his son Christopher and wife Edna of Janesville, Wis.; his son Kevin and wife Jennifer of Deer Isle; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605, Hancock County Home Care, Neighbor Care/Healthy Island Project. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, Ellsworth.
DODGE, Ira, Litchfield, was born in Frankfort [NY] February 17, 1817. Hehas a dairy and grain farm of 122 acres. He was collector two years, constable seven years, and was also assessor and justice of the peace. He married Hannah Kellogg, of Litchfield, and they have two children, Charles M., of Auburn Theological School, who preached in Sennett last year, and returns there in June; and Frank L., assessor of the town of Litchfield. Ira Dodge is one of the sons of John Dodge, a sergeant in the Revolutionary War. He planted the United States flag on the wall of a fort and did not receive a wound, and from that incident it was said that he was bullet proof.
From the History of Herkimer County by George A. Hardin and Frank H. Willard, published in 1893.
Courtesy of the Herkimer County Historical Society
DODGE, Randall Thomas
Thursday September 13, 2007, Halifax Herald: (Nova Scotia)
DODGE, Randall Thomas - 86, High Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care, formerly of Port Bickerton, Guysborough Co., died Wednesday, September 12, 2007, in the home. Born in English Harbour East, N.L., he was a son of the late William Albert and Alice Rachael (Thornhill) Dodge. Tom, or "Captain Tom" as he was affectionately known, was a lifelong fisherman, fishing the waters of Port Bickerton until the age of 55. Because of his love for the sea, he was then employed on the Stormont Ferry until his retirement in 1985. Tom was a member of Queen's Masonic Lodge No. 34 since July of 1953. He took great pleasure in the outdoors, especially rabbit snaring and trout fishing. He is survived by his wife, the former Dulcie Thornhill; children, Louise Sherry, Smith's Falls, Ont.; Kevin Dodge, Sherbrooke; Donna (Jim) Holloway, Belleville, Ont.; Donald
(Ardeth) Dodge, Port Bickerton; Perry (Nancy) Dodge, Pinevale, Antigonish Co.; Velvet (Narimon) Matinnia, Bolton, Ont.; David Dodge, Port Bickerton; brother, Philip George (Lillian) Dodge, Halifax; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Randall Carey Dodge in November 1963. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton, where memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sandy Murray officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only by request please. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke, or St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour.
DODGE, Paul Cleveland - 94, Dartmouth, passed away August 17, 2007, in Oceanview Manor. Born in Lunenburg, he was a son of the late Fredrick and Winnifred (Cleveland) Dodge. He had worked in Flin Flon, Man., for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company for several years. Paul also worked for 31 years at the HMCS Dockyard in Halifax, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Dartmouth Curling Club and a member of Emmanuel Anglican Church. He is survived by his sister, Marion (Milledge) Cameron, Liverpool; brother, Herbert (Barbara) Dodge, Bathurst, N.B.; nieces, Elizabeth "Bette" (Al) Breti, Regina, Sask.; Elizabeth Vienneau, Bathurst, N.B., and her son Christopher; Ann (Danny) Frenette, Oklahoma, and their children, Bryan and Bradley; nephew, Andrew (Sandra) Cameron, Dartmouth, their children Blair and Kristen. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Relindis J.; brother, Ronald (Ann) Dodge, and nephew, John Dodge. Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Cape Breton Post, December 26, 2009
Sarah Dodge Matthews, North Sydney, Born at English Harbour East , Newfoundland , Canada
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Sarah Alice Matthews, age 79, former long time resident of 34 Brook Street, on Wednesday December 23, 2009 at the Northside Community Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in English Harbour East, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Randall and Katherine (Follett) Dodge.
Sarah was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, member of the L.O.B.A. for many years, and a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. Sarah worked with her husband Ivan at the Canteen in the North Sydney Community Forum for several years. She is survived by her son, Ivan (Nadine) Matthews and their children Kailin and Kelsey; daughters, Lila (Joe) Howell, and their children, Alicia and Michael and Marilyn Matthews and her daughter Rachel, all of North Sydney; one brother, Earl (Ellen) Dodge, Grand Bank, Nfld.; brothers-in-law, Jordan Dodge, St. John's, Nfld., Richard (Sharon) Matthews, North Sydney, Garland Lilly, North Sydney, sisters-in-law, Mary Sheaves, North Sydney, Madeline (Banks) MacLean, Upper North Sydney, Gloria (Ray) Rolfe, Sydney, Tina (Walter) Jesso, Winnipeg; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Matthews; sisters, Phoebe Osmond and Meta Dodge; brother-in-law, Gordon (Clareta) Matthews.
Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.