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Emma Frances Dodds

The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Wednesday,
March 8, 1944 which read:

Emma Frances Dodds, a member of one of Jefferson county's oldest and best 
known families died yesterday at her home, 214 south 17th street at 5 p.m. 
following an illness of five years duration. She was 82 years, one month and 
27 days old. 

Mrs. Dodds was born January 10, 1862 the daughter of James W. and Augusta 
(Kinney) Philp who came to Jefferson county from the south in 1839 and settled 
near Waltonville. She was married October 9, 1881 to Wilburn Neal Dodds who 
preceded her in death November 10, 1937. Two sons, John and Harry both of Mt. 
Vernon, a brother Charles T. Philp of Grover, Colorado, and a sister, Mrs. 
George McMeen of Los Angeles, Calif., and two grandsons survive. One grandson 
is Pvt. Thomas P. Dodds who is stationed at the Unversity of San Francisco in 
California. Mr. Dodds was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ida Newell of 
Waltonville, and two brothers, Walter Philp of Waltonville and Dr. Harry Philp 
of Benton. 

The Rev. Clyde Todd will conduct the funeral service at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon
at the Hawkins and Pulley Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Knob Prairie 
cemetery near Waltonville. Mrs. Dodds has been a member of the Methodist church 
in Mt. Vernon since 1893. She was a faithful worker in the church and took an 
active part in all its affairs until her health began to fail. She was friendly 
and unselfish and made and retained many friends throughout her lifetime. The 
body will lie in state at the Hawkins and Pulley Funeral home."


Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003

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