The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Thursday,
March 2, 1916 which read:
Joe Dodds, aged 57, a well known farmer in the south part of the county,
dropped dead on his faarm, about three miles west of Ina, about 2 o'clock,
yesterday. He was driving a drove of sheep into the barn to protect them
from the heavy snow storm, when he suddenly dropped to the round and was
dead in a very short time. Mr. Dodds has been in Ina during the day on
business and appeared to be in good health, and his death was a great shock
to his relatives. He was born near Mt. Vernon on the farm now occupied by
Jerome Mannen, just at the western limits of this city.
Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003