Archie Dodson

Photo added by Phillip Snow

Archie Dodson

  • Birth 5 Mar 1895 Altoga, Collin County, Texas, USA
  • Death 26 Jul 1898 Altoga, Collin County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Altoga, Collin County, Texas, USA
  • Plot
  • Memorial ID 5982139

Archie was was the third of George & Cynthia (Vance) Dodson's children. On Feb. 20, 1893, they left Ft. Douglas, Johnson Co, AR, by covered wagon to join her brother, William Henry Vance, and his family in Stony Point. They had two sons, William and James. Cynthia had five children from her first marriage to John Preston (Sarah, Smith, Dora, Walter, & Mary).

Archie was born the following year. Following are some excerpts are from my book "Dodson One Family's Journey."

Archie's Preaching
Cynthia liked to tell a story about her son, Archie, when he was about three years old. One of their cats had died, and they had buried it. Later, Cynthia found him standing over the cat's grave, preaching its funeral. She was impressed, because he was doing a perfect job of imitating their preacher. (Helen Sinor Holland)

Archie's Death
Little Archie, who had added so much happiness to their lives, suddenly became ill and died from a ruptured appendix on July 26, 1897. He was laid out in the parlor, where friends and neighbors paid their respects. During his short life, his good nature and pleasant disposition won the hearts of all those around him.

It was on a hot, dusty day, in the midst of a long dry spell, that he was buried in the Altoga Cemetery. A brief notation, one that hardly did justice to the passing of such a cherished child, was found on the front page of the McKinney Democrat on the 5th of August: "The three year old son of G.B. Dodson died last week and was buried at the
Altoga graveyard."



Inscription

son of C.B.& C.C., Our darling Archie has gone before, To greet us on the golden shore


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  • Maintained by: Virginia Brown
  • Originally Created by: Phillip Snow
  • Added: 19 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5982139
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archie Dodson (5 Mar 1895–26 Jul 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5982139, citing Altoga Cemetery, Altoga, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Virginia Brown (contributor 47053782) .