JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Thursday, 
July 31, 1958 which read:

 "Harry P. Dodds, 62, a clerk at the Mt. Vernon post 
office for almost 42 years, died at 8:00 o'clock last night at St. Mary's 
Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.  Mr. Dodds was retiring from the postal 
service after a long career of faithful service which began in September of 
1916.  He resided at 115 north 12th street.  He had submitted to an operation 
on Monday of this week at the Rochester Hospital, friends said today.  The 
body will be returned to Mt. Vernon and funeral services will be held 
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dale Harmon.  
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any 
time after 5:00 p.m. Friday.  It was only recently that Mr. Dodds announced 
his retirement.  He received a personal letter from Arthur E. Summerfield, 
Postmaster General, commending him for 41 years of loyal service in the post 
office department.  Mr. Dodds was the son of W. N. and Emma (Philp) Dodds.  
During his high school days he was a member of the Mt. Vernon varsity 
basketball team.  He was married to Pearl Rainey, who survives.  Besides his 
wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas of Chicago and Donald, who is on the 
sports publicity staff of the University of Illinois at Champaign; 2 
grandchildren and a brother, John of Denver, Colorado."


Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003
 

 
 
 

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