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 Jeremiah “Jerry” Dodd

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Jeremiah “Jerry” Dodd

  • Birth 1837 Illinois, USA
  • Death 1929
  • Burial Clarks, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 29993061

From a 1909 Nance County, Nebraska, newspaper clipping file, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Jerry Dodd Saves Child From Fire -
Hugo Denckman's Little Son Nearly Suffocated in Blazing Structure But is Rescued by Neighbor -

At three o'clock last Monday afternoon the ringing of the fire bell announced the most dangerous fire that Fullerton has had in some time past.

The little son of Hugo Denkman, cashier of the First National Bank, in some mysterious manner set fire to the hay in a manger in the barn on the Denkman property in the western part of town. Having been warned that he must not play near the barn with matches, the little fellow, when he beheld the havoc caused by his disobedience, rushed up to the haymow and hid in the hay, the most dangerous thing he could do.

It happened at this moment that Jerry Dodd, who lives across the street saw the smoke rolling out of the haymow in great clouds and came across to investigate. Knowing that the boy was somewhere in the vicinity he called to him, but gained no response for some time. Finally, however, when the child became partially suffocated, he called out from his hiding place. Mr. Dodd was unable to go up through the barn because of the blazing fire, but at last found a ladder and ascended to the haymow through the upstairs window.

When the boy was found he was almost suffocated and there is no doubt that if Mr. Dodd had reached him a minute later he would have been overcome by the dense smoke that was pouring into the loft from the blazing structure beneath.....The building was practically destroyed....


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  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 22 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29993061
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeremiah “Jerry” Dodd (1837–1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29993061, citing Bureau Cemetery, Clarks, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .