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
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