Harry P. Dodds
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
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
Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003