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Asberry Mercer Dodge, Sr
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Birth: May 13, 1883
Death: Nov. 20, 1937
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Civil engineer who installed the Vivian, Caddo Parish, Louisiana sewer system in the early 1930's. Also worked on LA Highway 1 Shreveport to Vivian. Operated the Trees hotel in Trees, Caddo Parish, Louisiana with his wife Susie Marshall Lewis Hart Dodge circa 1930-1935. Second husband of Susie Marshall Lewis Hart Dodge.

Descended from William Dodge, born circa 1604, and died circa 1685 at 76 years of Essex County, Massachusetts. A 545 page book was published in Madison, Wisconsin, by the Democrat Printing Company, Printer, 1894. A copy is at Harvard College Library 19 JAN 1895 entitled, "Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Mass. 1629-1894, by Joseph Thompson Dodge, Ph. D.." He was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Phi Beta Kappa Society, etc..

Special thanks to Norman Dodge, Findagrave contributor # 46853609 (email:, a Dodge genealogy researcher of over thirty years, whose kind act of benevolence has provided all the missing family tree links for the family back to 1629.

Note: February 15, 2014. Mr. Dodge's obituary located in the Vivian Caddo Citizen, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Thursday, November 25, 1937. Source: Shreve Memorial Library Genealogy, Broadmoor Branch, Shreveport, LA 71105. (JBB)

Vivian Caddo Citizen, Caddo Parish, Vivian, LA, Thursday, November 25, 1937 Obituary.

A.M. Dodge, Trees, Shoots Self Saturday

A.M. Dodge, 53, operator of a
hotel at Trees City, ended his
life at about 1100 a.m. last Sat-
urday by firing a bullet through
his head. In his clothing was
found a note to his wife in which
he requested her to "take good
care of the children," and further
stated that she and the family
had been "nice and kind" to him,
according to reports from the
office of Dr. Willis P. Butler, Cad-
do parish coronor.

It was stated that no apparent
cause for sucide was divulged by
members of the family, and that
Dodge had no pressing financial
obligations and was in excellent
health. The body was found in
the garage at the rear of his hotel
when Ruth Martain, maid, heard
the pistol fire. A .38 calibre re-
volver was used.

Funeral services were held from
the Vivian Baptist Church Mon-
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
L.S. Evans officating, with inter-
ment in the Vivian cemetery under
the direction of Lackie Funeral

Dodge is survived by his widow
Mrs. Sadie Dodge; 4 daughters,
Sue and Martha Mae Dodge, At-
lanta, Georgia; Isobel and Mer-
cedes Dodge, Trees City: 1 son,
A.D. Dodge, Trees City; 2 step-
daughters, Mrs. L.D. Howell,
Vivian, and Miss Sarah White-
head, Trees City; 3 brothers, J.
P. Dodge, Big Springs, Texas;
W.R. Dodge, Atlanta, Georgia,
and J.B. Dodge, Trees City;
2 sisters, Mrs. J.J. Eason,
Atlanta, George, and Mrs. H.A.
Dalton, Miami, Florida.

Deceased was a former resident
of Vivian, where he was in bus-

Corrections to obituary spellings:

Mrs. Sadie Dodge = Mrs. Susie Hart Dodge (widow)
Isobel Dodge = Isabelle Dodge (daughter)
Mercedes Dodge = Mercedese Dodge (daughter)
A.D. Dodge = A.M. Dodge, Jr. (Asberry Mercer) (son)
Mrs. L.D. Howell = Marion Whitehead Howell (step-daughter)
Family links: 
  James Benjamin Dodge (1848 - 1917)
  Etta Jane Clements Dodge (1851 - 1927)
  Lillie Mae Nelms Dodge (1893 - 1921)
  Susie Marshall Lewis Hart Cumpston (1902 - 1988)*
  Isabelle Myrtice Dodge Greene (1930 - ____)*
  Mary Mercedese Dodge Ivins (1931 - ____)*
  Asberry Mercer Dodge (1935 - ____)*
  John Plummer Dodge (1880 - 1962)*
  Asberry Mercer Dodge (1883 - 1937)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Asbury Mercer Dodge, Sr., and Shelby Scott Gray share the Dodge plot, both spouses of Susie Marshall Lewis Hart Cumpston. GPS +32.87653,-93.99080
Vivian Cemetery
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Old cemetery, first entrance south of State Line Rd on Tennessee Ave, under first set of triple trees on right side of cemetery dirt & gravel road.
GPS (lat/lon): 32.87653, -93.9908
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34334963
Asberry Mercer Dodge, Sr
Added by: JB BERRY
Asberry Mercer Dodge, Sr
Added by: JB BERRY
Asberry Mercer Dodge, Sr
Added by: JB BERRY
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~~~~~~ Rest In Peace ~~~~~~ 3rd Cousin, Twice Removed (Mercer Family)
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Jun. 16, 2015

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