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Gravehunter1963 (#47113232)
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Bio Photo I live in Butler County, Ohio. I am researching the George Family name in Darke Co.
Other surnames in my ancestry: Little, Ellis, George, Swisher, Bell, Gandee,Dangerfield, Huffman, Duckworth, O'Neil, Buffington, Gilliland, Bush, Pardun, Pullins, McElroy, Cook, Budd and Rose

My pics may not be posted on other sites. Do not waste my time asking for a transfer for the sole purpose of adding info or pictures. I will gladly add any info as long as it is appropriate and verifiable.

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R. Wright
Orville Birchhill updates
Thanks for making these updates. Greatly appreciated. Richard
Added by R. Wright on Jul 23, 2014 8:18 AM
C. Eileen Dodge
Edgar Williams 'Smiley' Dodge
Thank you for a great picture!

Now his memorial is complete.

C. Eileen Dodge
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Dodge Family Association
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Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Jul 20, 2014 1:29 PM
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Gladys Marie (Bishop) Dodge
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Now her memorial is complete.

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Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Jul 20, 2014 1:28 PM
C. Eileen Dodge
Obituary for Edgar W. Dodge
Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - Friday, June 9, 1995
Edgar Williams "Smiley" Dodge might not have lived to middle age had it not been for World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker. At least that's what Mr. Dodge claimed.

He would tell how Rickenbacker saved his life by shooting down a German plane that was firing on him and another man in a ditch in France during the war, a friend said.

Mr. Dodge, thought to have been Bourbon County's oldest World War I veteran, died Wednesday at Bourbon Heights nursing home in Paris at age 101.

After surviving the war he went on to run a business, serve as a Paris city official and enjoy a number of hobbies.

He liked to read the classics. He made grape and rhubarb wine, built birdhouses for friends and raised a garden when he was in his 80s and 90s.

"He was just a very unusual fellow. He was one of the first people here in Bourbon County who had a motorcycle . . . and I think he built one himself," said William "Buck" Collier, a neighbor.

Collier said that he shoveled Mr. Dodge's sidewalk after a snow one time, and Mr. Dodge repaid him with homemade wine. Although Mr. Dodge gave away many birdhouses that he made, he wouldn't allow the houses to be placed just anywhere, he said.

"He was just a wonderful, delightful individual who gave so much to his community and was loved by all and cherished by the people of the church," said Paris First Presbyterian Church Pastor Philip Jacobs.

Mr. Dodge was born in Paris on Nov. 25, 1893, and attended the University of Kentucky. He served in Germany and France during the war, and liked France so much he stayed after the war to study engineering at an American university, Collier said.

Mr. Dodge ran Bourbon Garage, an Essex and Dodge dealership, in Paris. He served several years as the Paris city light plant engineer; was a Paris city manager; and was a three-term city commissioner. He also had been a member of the Paris Board of Adjustments for many years.

He stopped skeet and trap shooting when he was about 90 because he was afraid his bad knees would cause him to fall and accidentally shoot someone, said his daughter, the Rev. Betsy Steiner of Lexington. He gave up driving and sold his car when he was about 95.

Collier said that at about 90, Mr. Dodge saw a friend in downtown Paris on a hot summer day. The friend remarked how he hadn't seen Mr. Dodge in a while. Mr. Dodge said he didn't get out much. The friend said he understood.

"I come downtown and see all these women running around with shorts on and I just can't take it," Collier quoted Mr. Dodge as saying.

Mr. Dodge had been active in many organizations, including Bourbon American Legion Post No. 30, the Paris Odd Fellows lodge and gun clubs. He also had been a Boy Scout master.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Dodge is survived by his wife, Marie Bishop Dodge; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Paris First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home in Paris.
Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Jul 19, 2014 6:52 AM
RE: William Henry Burton
thank you
Added by deegraver on Jul 12, 2014 1:39 PM
William Henry Burton
Thanks for the photo!
was there a stone for his wife ?
Added by deegraver on Jul 11, 2014 8:47 PM
David Bailey pic
Thanks a lot for posting the photo. David Bailey was my grandfather's younger brother.

Much appreciated,

Added by JC on Jul 11, 2014 3:49 PM
Ken Stubbs
Ivy Catherine (Stubbs) Mabes
Thank you for the photo of Catherine's and William's marker and the work you do helping others!
Added by Ken Stubbs on Jul 10, 2014 4:38 AM
Harry White headstone photo
Thank you very much for photographing Harry White's headstone! It is greatly appreciated.
Added by MM1776 on Jun 30, 2014 6:28 PM
Meg Coughran Collins
Judge Charles Russell Petree II
Thank you so much for the photo of my cousin's tombstone. I am most appreciative.
Added by Meg Coughran Collins on Jun 29, 2014 9:01 PM
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