|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1869|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1930|
Margaret was born January 31, 1869, in Kaysville at Christopher Layton's home near Main steet, to Alexander and Elizabeth Dawson. She attended Dawson Hollow School. She loved music, dancing and reading.
It was a treat for her to get an orange, she would even save the orange peels to nibble on, and would tuck a piece of peel in the drawers so that their underclothes would smell nice.
She met Lewis ( Lew) Dodd when her father had hired him to break the horses. He was very tall and handsome.
They had four children: Jacob, Elizabeth, Margaret (she died at the age of 5 from whopping cough), and Olive.
Margaret was an excellent seamstress. She made all of their clothes and lots of quilts for the family. She would shear the wool off the sheep then comb and cord it. She knitted sweaters, mittens and stockings.
She was also an excellant cook, and made meals for about 150 hired hands on the "Sand Ridge" in Utah, helping her father during threshing time. She was such a good cook that hired hands from other ranches would sneak over to get a good meal, until Lew found out about it. She churned butter, often trading it for groceries. People would often ask at the store for her butter. She also traded in milk and eggs, and always kept a large flock of chickens.
She was often called to be a midwife to people's homes to administer to the sick.
The family moved a lot. Lew worked as a foreman for several ranchers in Utah, Idaho and Nevada. Several of the ranches were desolate and very primitive. Margaret always kept a neat house and loved gardening and flowers, even out in the desert. They had to depend on themselves a lot to survive, because the neighbors were far and few between. They often had Indians living on the ranch.
They loved to go to town to dances and stayed up late playing cards. Lew was one of the first to have the new automobile and they loved going for drives, even though the roads were very rough or no roads at all. They also loved to go on sleigh rides in the winter.
Margaret was a sweet, kind loving person who was always doing for others.
She died June 3, 1930 of heart problems, age 54.
Alexander Dawson (1837 - 1918)
Elizabeth Jane Fowle Dawson (1839 - 1908)
Lewis Abel Dodd (1868 - 1960)*
Jacob Dawson Dodd (1897 - 1973)*
Margaret Dodd (1901 - 1906)*
William Alexander Dawson (1860 - 1903)*
Elizabeth Jane Dawson Criddle (1863 - 1940)*
Alexander Dawson (1865 - 1936)*
Margaret Isabell Dodd (1869 - 1930)
Annie Priscilla Dawson Bennett (1872 - 1935)*
Eva Ellen Dawson Ray (1878 - 1957)*
Mary Dawson (1880 - 1880)*
Emma Victoria Dawson Simpson (1884 - 1969)*
Kaysville City Cemetery
Maintained by: Scott Deming Russell
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 137007