|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1873|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1971|
Exerpt from: The Centenial History of Oregon 1811-1912, Vol. III , pg 242-243 S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago 1912
EDGAR DODGE is a progressive, energetic young business man who has already become an important factor in retail mercantile circles in Eugene, being president and manager of the Dodge Department Store, Inc. Oregon claims him as one of her native sons, his birth having occurred in Marion county, April 22, 1873. his parents being Francis Marian and Jane (Caples) Dodge.
Edgar Dodge was educated in the public schools and in the Presbyterian College at Monmouth, from which he was graduated with the class of 1894. He then began clerking in a dry-goods store at Vancouver, British Columbia, and removed from that city to Eugene about 1903. Six years ago he started his present business known as the Dodge Department Store. This is the outgrowth of a business established by the firm of Scobert and Dodge. In 1909 it was incorporated with Mr. Dodge as the president and manager and M. F. McClain as the secretary. The business has always been carried on at its present location and they now have a large and well selected line of goods in their various departments, their store being one of the leading retail mercantile enterprises of Eugene. Mr. Dodge combines hop culture with his mercantile interests, having forty acres planted to that crop on the farm which has been the family's homestead, about three miles east of Woodburn. He maintains an office-a buying rather than a selling agency at 129 West Twenty-seventh street, New York city, where he has a man representing him in matters relating to his eastern business, which consists of the purchase of dry goods for the Dodge Department Store and the sale of the crops of hops. The Dodge Department Stores, Inc. are the largest wholesale produce dealers in the Willamette valley and Mr. Dodge is well known in this connection throughout the western and southern states.
In 1898 Mr. Dodge was married to Miss Myrtle Scobert and they have one child, Ray. Mr. Dodge
Francis Marion Dodge (1835 - 1908)
Janet Caples Dodge (1847 - 1931)
Ray Edgar Dodge (1900 - 1985)*
Robert Bruce Dodge (1868 - 1886)*
Elmer J. Dodge (1871 - 1945)*
Edgar Allen Dodge (1873 - 1971)
Oscar Dodge (1877 - 1884)*
Eliza Willema Dodge Hugh (1880 - 1959)*
Walter Scott Dodge (1883 - 1958)*
Created by: Jen
Record added: May 30, 2011
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