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Florence Smeltzer Dodson
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1871
Yellow Creek
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1939
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

A daughter of John B. and Virginia (Gates) Smeltzer. She was united in marriage with Samuel N. Dodson on May 22, 1889. He died Jul. 30, 1938.

She was survived by eleven children:
Mrs. James E. Walter of South Lakemont;
Mrs. Harry Weiser of Langdondale;
Pauline Hazel Yohn of Altoona'
Mildred Williams of Altoona;
Mrs. William (Ruby) McCready of Duncansville;
Mrs. William J. Nevitt of Altoona;
Bernice Dodson, at home
Andrew R. Dodson of Everett;
John E. Dodson at home;
Robert O. Dodson of Fort Meade, Maryland; and
Kenneth Paul Dodson, at home.

She was also survived by one sister, Harriet Elder of Pittsburgh and 27 grandchildren.

Mrs. Dodson was a memer of the Hopewell Methodist church.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ralph Jones of Altoona, assisted by Rev. Charles Karns of Hopewell, at the Hopewell Methodist church. The funeral cortege left the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Walter, 354 Baynton Avenue, South Lakemont. Interment was made in the Hopewell cemetery by Huff's funeral service.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Florence Dodson
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Broad Top, Bedford, Pa
Spouse's Name: Samuel Dodson
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Dodson 52
Florence Dodson 45
Andrew R Dodson 21
John E Dodson 18
Mildred F Dodson 11
Ruby A Dodson 9
Helen V Dodson 7
Robert O Dodson 3
Family links: 
  John B Smeltzer (1846 - 1923)
  Samuel N. Dodson (1888 - 1938)*
  Pauline Dodson Yohn (1896 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: There are at least two errors in the published obituary for Florence; her father's middle initial is "B" and the marriage year given would have been when Samuel was only eleven years of age.
Hopewell Cemetery
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Mary Hall Miller
Originally Created by: Wayne Seibert
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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Florence <i>Smeltzer</i> Dodson
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